BOND Five Star USA

The Forum for North America's Leading Five Star Hotel Designers

May 11-14, 2023

Cancun, Mexico

America’s Top Luxury Hotel Designers and Hospitality Design Firms in One Place

BOND Five Star is where America’s luxury hotel project people meet. It brings North America’s leading five star hotel designers from the top hospitality design firms together with suitably qualified vendors for 3 days and 3 nights. That means America’s busiest, most difficult-to-meet luxury hotel project specifiers in one place, relaxed and ready to talk.

Let’s start with who comes.

Scroll down the page to get a snapshot of who was with us at the last event. Better still, get the full confirmed buyer list for this year so far.

Around 50 of America’s top luxury hotel designers and hospitality design firms will be at BOND Five Star USA next year. And if they don’t have confirmed five star hotel projects throughout America, they don’t get invited.

Now consider the time, effort and expense it would take to even try to get in front of this number and calibre of decision maker and you’ll start to appreciate what’s on offer here.

Attendees

All attendees are pre-qualified to meet the highest standards in terms of their firm’s industry ranking, their seniority within the firm and the number/size of projects they are working on.

Previous attendees include:

Javier Muñoz Posse

Director of Architecture & Interior Design

Radisson Collection

Kara Siffermann

Director of Interiors

Resorts World Las Vegas

Miguel Cuadros

Design Director

Oceanwide Resort Paradise Hi LLC

Sarah Bonsall

Regional Director, Technical Services & Development

Six Senses Resorts & Hotels

Luis Zapiain

Director of Hospitality

HKS Architects

Hogan Chun

Design Director | Senior Associate | SouthWest Regional Hospitality Leader

Gensler

Alvaro Montoya

Director Design & Planning Design Services - Americas

Hyatt Hotels

Glenn Pollack

Vice President, Design & Development

MGM Resorts

How it Works

Like all BOND events, this is about the people who come and the quality of access you have to them.

The BOND Five Star USA experience centres around a series of private, one-to-one meetings between five star hotel designers and vendors that each have selected before the event. And this is just the start: you are all together for 3 days and 3 nights, away from the distractions of hotel projects and office life, in a uniquely relaxed set up where you can properly get to know each other, and this is where the luxury hotel project trail really lights up. Because this goes way beyond hotel project leads – this is about relationships and connections and the very real collaborative possibilities that come from them.

America’s Top Luxury Hotel Designers and Hospitality Design Firms have pretty hectic schedules so they come to BOND Five Star to get away from hotel project pressures to find inspiration and to connect with solutions providers who can help them deliver something outstanding for their clients. And if you want to get a true understanding of the needs and aspirations of America’s luxury hotel project leaders and have some interesting solutions to discuss, there is no better platform.

Still a bit cynical? Some testimonials might help. Or a video? Better still, have a conversation with us because it’s hard to make this real for you simply through words on our website. It’s a good idea to talk to some people who have already attended a BOND event to get things from their side and we’d be happy to point you in the right direction.

For suppliers, BOND Five Star USA is the best way, bar none, to win hearts and minds at America’s leading hospitality design firms.

For luxury hotel designers and architects, the value lies in re-connecting with peers and discovering the best solutions to your luxury hotel project challenges from the experts who will be your lifeline.

A top-notch opportunity for architects and designers to meet and consult with one another, as well as with a variety of high-profile service providers, vendors and suppliers.

Steve Jung

Director of Architecture

MGM Resorts Design & Development

Program

PLEASE NOTE: This is last year’s program. Check back soon for the 2023 schedule.
Seminar timings and/or content may be varied at our discretion.

4:00 pm

Delegate Registration

5:30 pm

Seminar - The Economic Forecast

Elliot Eisenberg PhD | President & Chief Economist, GraphsandLaughs, LLC

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Synopsis

Elliott Eisenberg, former Chief Economist of the NAHB is our highest rated speaker. He will give his annual, eagerly anticipated update on the economy and what that means for hotel construction and consumer appetite in the luxury segment.

Biography

Acclaimed Economic Expert & Former Senior Economist at the National Association of Home Builders in the USA. Elliot Eisenberg. Ph.D. is an International acclaimed Economic Expert, often called the “Stand-up Economist”, uniquely specializes in making the arcana and minutiae of economics entertaining and relevant. His expertise is sought out by leading public and private sector organizations, state and local governments, hedge funds and investment advisory groups for his valuable insight on the economy and its impact on various industries. With a finger on the pulse of current trends and issues, his presentations include up-to-the-minute economic news and information. He has a unique, comical style that makes economics entertaining and accessible to all audiences.
7:00 pm

Welcome Drinks Reception

7:30 pm

Welcome Dinner

6:00 am

Breakfast at your leisure

8:20 am

Seminar - Design in the Metaverse

Andrés Reisinger | Multidisciplinary Artist, Reisinger Studio

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Synopsis

Digital Designer Andrés Reisinger will boggle minds as he explores Metaverse real estate and the importance of NFTs as a technological medium of expression.

Further details to be announced soon.

Biography

Andrés has fast become one of the world’s most sought-after digital artists. Recent works such as Pollen, The Shipping and Hortensia are as ambiguous as they are meticulously rendered and full of emotion. As his pieces that use the medium of NFT continue to fetch rarely seen-before figures and his exhibitions and collaborations proliferate: Too Much, Too Soon! at Nilufar Gallery (2022 - Milan, IT) Let’s Get Digital! at Palazzo Strozzi (2022 - Florence, IT) Somewhere Ethereal at Fotografiska (2022 - Stockholm, SE), the cultural appetite for Reisinger’s invented worlds is only set to grow. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1990 – Andrés Reisinger is an artist, director, product, interior and 3D graphic designer. His experience merged with contemporary culture make up his inter-disciplinary practice today; stemming from his last 11 years of experimental and commercial collaborations with interior and furniture designers, including Patricia Urquiola, Franklin Till Studio, Cassina, Studio Proba, Space10 and Ikea. And global brands including Nike, Samsung, Microsoft, Massimo Dutti, Rimowa, Uniqlo, Bloomberg, and Verizon.
9:30 am

One to One Meetings

1:00 pm

Group Photograph

1:15 pm

Lunch

2:25 pm

One to One Meetings

5:40 pm

Free Time

7:00 pm

Dinner & Drinks

6:00 am

Breakfast at your leisure

8:00 am

Seminar - Getting Smart

Ryan Herd | 'The Smart Guy' - President & Founder, 1 Sound Choice

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Synopsis

Ryan Herd, the smart-tech guru, will be taking his near 30 years of experience working in the realm of high-end luxury homes, to shed light on the latest solutions that hotel designers can use to create the same customised, on-demand environments that 5* hotel customers are looking for.

Further details to be announced soon.

Biography

With more than 28 years of industry experience, there’s no one more knowledgeable about the 'Smart Home' concept than Ryan Herd. He is the owner of a highly successful, high-end Smart Home installation company (1 Sound Choice), and the author of the "Join the Smart Home Revolution". As an entrepreneur, Ryan has been in the audio-video industry for over 28 years, specializing in-car audio applications and inventing new audio concepts and proprietary technology in automotive sound design. In 2001, Ryan established a home theater company, and within three years, he had built a dynamic, technically superior, and customer-driven team, which designed and built some of the most impressive high-end custom home theaters in existence. Today, Ryan is Owner and CEO of 1 Sound Choice LLC, which operates in the fields of Smart Home automation, audio-video, home theaters, and specialized lighting. He also consults for several smaller audio/video firms, Manufacturers, and Builders. Ryan is an active member of the National Home Builder’s Association (NHBA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA).
9:05 am

One to One Meetings

12:35 pm

Lunch

1:40 pm

Seminar - The Future of Luxury

BOND Five Star USA

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Synopsis

Join our panel of luxury hotel operators as they discuss the latest trends they’re seeing and what they’re doing to stay on top.

2:45 pm

One to One Meetings

5:55 pm

Free Time

7:00 pm

Farewell Dinner & Drinks

6:00 am

Breakfast at your leisure

8:00 am

Delegate departures

Fabulous all around. To have the opportunity to meet with firms at management level is rare. Very impactful experience.

Mimi Stone

Executive Vice President

Earthwerks

Venue
Cancun, Mexico

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Cancun, Mexico

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