Sydney, January 2010: In an industry first for the Asia/Pacific region, Diversified Exhibitions launches the Hotel, Hospitality + Design Expo 2010 – a hotel industry show with a key focus on design, fit out and refurbishment for the hotel, resorts, spas and hospitality industry to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 24-26 May 2010.

Hotel refurbishment is one of the single most important factors in keeping a hotel appealing and contemporary to its customers. It was the original king of hoteliers and hotelier to kings, Cesar Ritz, who professed that a hotel must transcend the average living environment in order to satisfy a customer’s experience as something special. Today his musings are no less relevant.

The fresh design of a hotel is the expression of its personality and gives it the impetus to rise above the competition. Hotel Hospitality + Design (HHD) 2010 will look to turn today’s challenges into tomorrow’s profit margins for the hotel industry. To make this a reality, designers, architects, hotel owners and operators will turn to Hotel Hospitality + Design 2010 for solutions.

Hotel, Hospitality + Design 2010 will also feature the Hotel Operations and Technology Show plus a rich conference program that will turn insights into opportunities for delegates to gain a competitive advantage. Some of the most influential hoteliers and suppliers from around the world have been invited to reveal their secrets of success and offer their advice for the future.

Hotel, Hospitality + Design is supported by the industry’s key associations and many are aligning their industry events with HHD. The Australian Hotels Association (National and Victorian), the Hotel Motel & Accommodation Association, Liquor Merchants Association of Australia, the Professional Executive Housekeepers Network and AAA Tourism have all pledged their allegiance to the Expo in another industry first for a trade exhibition. HHD is also thrilled to announce two significant suppliers, Dulux and Philips, who are supporting the event as the Refurbishment Stage and LCD & Lighting sponsors respectively.

“We are spearheading this important side of the business for the hospitality industry. Already established successful exhibitions in both Milan and Las Vegas, Diversified Exhibitions saw the opportunity to launch an expo with the same focus targeting the Australian, New Zealand and South East Asian markets.

“For the exhibitor it brings the market and the customer to them, presenting the opportunity to launch new products, build brands, support resellers, generate sales and receive valuable feedback instantly. We expect up to 10,000 bona fide decision making industry representatives through our doors. For the hospitality industry representative it is a platform to learn new ways to improve business in just a few days,” says Exhibition Manager, Michael-William Kelly.

Hotel, Hospitality + Design
24-26 May 2010
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

For exhibitor , delegate registration and Conference registration visit the HHD website on www.hhdexpo.com.au. For more information, an interview with the Exhibition Manager, Michael-William Kelly, or images please contact:
Melissa Parker
Parker Communications
0416 033 770