On February 7-9, 2019 in Miami, the NEWH Leadership Conference connected some of the most influential leaders in hospitality brand leaders, designers, and manufacturers who shared inspiration and insights for the exciting new future of hospitality. Attendees of this three-day bi-annual event were given the opportunity to listen, learn and engage with a wide variety of industry icons and guest speakers as they shared their successes, failures, predictions, and new directions.
DECOLAV Hospitality was proud to be a sponsor of this conference, which began with a product showcase featuring the newest products, innovations, technologies, and services taking the hospitality industry to the next level. This year the next generation of travel is forecast with a focus on lifestyle hotels, hospitality on the high seas, leisure travel, and global wellness tourism.
Lifestyle hotels are providing affordable and accessible small, intimate and modern experiences for the young, creative and entrepreneurial that addresses not only who they are, but what they aspire to be. These new brands are focused around art, music, cuisine and highlighting local history.
Cruise ships and leisure travel segments are taking all-inclusive luxury, outstanding personal services, lavish appointments, and state-of-the-art technology features to open new adventures to glamorous destinations. In addition, business is expanded to pleasure with 60% of millennials having someone join them on company trips to extend their trip for leisure travel.
Wellness travel is booming with the global wellness economy at 4.2 trillion. Environmental impact, sustainability, health, and well-being are at the core with hotels certified by well-building standards for air quality, light, and water among other aspects intended to foster thriving environments through better design. Opportunities exist to provide guests experiences with a focus on their health in addition to a means to maintain healthy habits during vacations or business travel. Not surprisingly, innovative new technologies are going mainstream and everyone from baby boomers to Gen Z will be looking to these innovations to enhance their hospitality experiences. Virtual reality along with voice-activated technologies such as Alexa and Siri are providing unprecedented opportunities. Other guest benefits include language translation, real-time communication with staff, privacy controls and a hub for all room controls. 2019 shows great promise for growth, consumer purchasing power, and digital innovation in hospitality, but the competition will be strong. Branding, digital functionality, and creativity will all play large parts with those who see the greatest success.
DECOLAV Hospitality is helping the hospitality industry achieve the guest room and public area their guests want with our quality styling and expert engineering. Coupled with unique vision, we can provide innovative solutions for your casegoods projects.
If you would like more information about how can be your partner, please contact our sales team at decolavhospitality.com.