More than 100 hospitality professionals attended Boutique Design magazine’s first Drinks by Design event in Washington, D.C., held Sept. 13 at the historic Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.
A celebration of hospitality design in the D.C. region, the reception was held in conjunction with the NEWH DC Metro chapter, which celebrated its 25th anniversary by awarding $100,000 in scholarships to ten students with hospitality majors, including:
Victoria Ajayi, George Washington University
Keon Halley, Virginia State University
Wanlin He, University of Delaware
Noah Hedrick, West Virginia University
Nadia Hines, Morgan State University
Shirin Jafarinasab Kermani, George Washington University
Megan McDanald, Virginia Tech
Anna Nikitina, George Washington University
Elvis Reyes-Nativi, Northern Virginia Community College
Nathalie Ngassa, Morgan State University
The event also featured a preview of the ninth annual Boutique Design New York (BDNY) trade fair and conference, to be held Nov. 11-12 at the Javits Convention Center. Attendees included hospitality professionals from //3877, ForrestPerkins, Hilton, HVS Design, Marriott Intl., P3 Design Collective, Park Hotels & Resorts, RD Jones & Associates, Streetsense, Studio Partnership and more, who had the opportunity to tour the Hillwood gardens and museum during the event.
Sponsors for Drinks by Design D.C. included AVIXA, Beechwood Custom, Bryan Ashley, Century Industries, Chemetal, Composition Hospitality, Delta Faucet, Fairmont Designs, Faulkner + Locke, Garden on the Wall, HB Lighting, Hubbardton Forge, Pierpoint, Swavelle Hospitality, Wendover Art Group and Yellow Goat Design.