Retail Observer

August 2019

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RETAILOBSERVER.COM AUGUST 2019 10 T housands of attendees dropped by to hear from industry experts and startups alike about the influential $4.2 trillion industry – from new trends and innovative sustainable materials meeting the demands of health-minded consumers, to how designers and operators are introducing an all-encompassing level of immersive design. "The wellness industry is one of the fastest growing affecting all aspects of design – hospitality, workplace, residential, and retail," says Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, vice president of the Hospitality Design Group and editor in chief of Hospitality Design magazine. "Wellness has been top of mind for us at the magazine (our entire March/April issue was devoted to the subject), and we wanted to make sure this important topic took center stage at this year's show." In a rare appearance, Sydell Group Founder and CEO Andrew Zobler delivered the keynote address on the second day of the expo, where he discussed the future of lifestyle hotels while highlighting the evolution of Sydell Group's top brands, including the recently opened NoMad Las Vegas. He was just one highlight of the more than 100 speakers who graced the stage at this year's show, also tackling the meaning of lifestyle today and other important topics such as new brands to know, trends in restaurant design, the evolution of experiential travel, and development updates. WELLNESS: THE EVOLUTION OF LIFESTYLE — HD EXPO 2019

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