The partnerships team here at Hello Raye was fortunate enough to attend this year’s HD Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. With 90 presenters over two days, this event was packed with industry professionals, products, and expertise. From this experience, we have assembled key takeaways to share with our community.
While the world shut down, the design community quietly kept working.
In attending the expo, it was evident that our community was still productive, though apart for most of last year. Sandler, Oxford Garden, Beaufurn, and many more released new, exciting products. This alone proves the resilience of our industry and shows hope for an exciting, productive year to come.
Together is Better – More was accomplished in two days together than in a month alone.
The expo was the first time in over a year that our industry gathered together. With one central place and everyone’s focus aligned, we were able to work efficiently – showcasing design and new products, communicating features, and connecting with colleagues.
Though masked, it was amazing to see everyone’s face.
Hello Raye started in the summer of 2019, so most of our business has been conducted in a COVID world. This expo allowed our Partnership Team to see and meet professionals face to face for the first time. Email and zoom have their perks, but the value of face-to-face interaction was felt during this event.
Monochromatic and warm neutral palettes with subtle color integrations.
We noticed the overarching color scheme was trending on a lighter, fresh, and natural feel while introducing color through refined, slightly subdued tones. We especially enjoyed the inviting feel of many of the displays showcased.
We’ve definitely added some new-to-us brands to our must-have list, but we want to hear from you. As we add to our hospitality market sector, tell us which brands are your favorite that you’d love to see added to Hello Raye.
Congratulations to all of our partners for a successful return to the Hospitality Design Expo and a huge congratulations to our partners at Sandler for receiving the Best of Competition, and Best of Outdoor and Best of Dining awards for Sailor and Classy, respectively!
Let us know what your favorite brands are!