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The 8 Best Hotel Motel Hospitality Trade Shows in North America [Updated for 2024]

Are you a supplier looking to make an impression with hotel owners, hoteliers and key investors but need help finding them? Use this list of North America’s best hospitality trade shows to get in front of the right buyers.
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Welcome to the Hotel California.  

Just kidding. Welcome to the best list of hotel motel hospitality trade shows in North America. If you supply products and services to hotel owners, hoteliers, or property managers in the hospitality industry, this list is designed to help you find the right audience.  

The hospitality industry is all about delivering unforgettable guest experiences. Hoteliers are always in search of exciting locations, services like premium Wi-Fi and new interior design trends. The best hotels and motels seek to make their guests feel special. If you’re a supplier that can help them accomplish this goal, you’ll have the opportunity to show them at one of these trade shows.  

What is the hospitality industry?  

What comes to mind when you think of hospitality? Is it opening doors for people? Bringing out plates piled with mouth-watering, chef-prepared meals? Or maybe it’s the Suite Life of Zack and Cody? The hospitality industry includes a broad range of activities but can be summed up in four categories:  

  • Food and beverage 
  • Travel and tourism  
  • Lodging 
  • Recreation 

This blog is primarily concerned with lodging. You can view our list of top food and beverage trade shows here.  

Regarding lodging, Statista forecasts the hotel motel sector to reach over 255 billion US dollars. This number is only expected to grow as younger generations that value experiences over physical products, such as the Millennials and Gen Z, make up more and more of the consumer market.  

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Motel 6 exhibiting at Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA).

What happens at hotel motel hospitality trade shows?  

There’s no doubt that on a hotel motel show floor, you’ll find everything from tile and flooring to delicious food items and unique products and services specifically designed to give guests the memorable experiences they’re looking for. 

At any of the trade shows mentioned below, you’ll find a genuine smile and a helping hand as well as 

  • Insight on the latest industry trends  
  • Information about new products and services  
  • A chance to support existing customers 
  • Networking and relationship building opportunities 
  • Workshops and learning 
  • Fun and Entertainment 

Now without further ado, here are the Top 8 Hotel and Motel Hospitality Trade Shows in North America. 

1. HX: The Hotel Experience 

When: TBD

Where: New York City 

It doesn’t get much bigger in the hospitality industry than in the Big Apple. HX: The Hotel Experience is co-located with the absolute monster of a show, BDNY, in New York City. According to their website,  

  • 51% of attendees specialize in lodging 
  • 32% of attendees are design, consulting, and purchasing firms 
  • 17% specializing in food service 

Everyone from hotel and food service owners/operators to hotel executives, directors, general managers, design firms, procurement teams, and developers plans to attend this show. This is where management and operations converge to reimagine the hospitality industry.  

Registration: The Hotel Experience 

2. HD Expo and Conference 

When: April 30 – May 2, 2024

Where: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV 

If you are in the hospitality industry, you are really going to want to attend this one. Here at HD Expo and Conference, you’ll find the #1 hotspot for finding the leading hospitality products in the industry. This tradeshow is about more than transactions. It’s about community.  

From vendors and manufacturers to designers and purchasers, you will find over 600 product suppliers spanning 25+ categories. Connect with the right people at the right time and watch your opportunities lock-in through networking, interacting with brand activations, and industry experiences.  

Registration: HD Expo + Conference: Hospitality design product discovery 

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3. The Hospitality Show 

When: October 28 – 30, 2024

Where: San Antonio, TX

If you’re looking for the best hospitality trade shows in North America, look no further! The Hospitality Show is the premier event for hospitality professionals, featuring leading suppliers’ latest products and services. With over 300 exhibitors and thousands of attendees, The Hospitality Show is the perfect place to network and learn about the latest trends in the industry. 

Registration: Hospitality Show 

4. Independent Hotel Show 

When: Sept 18 – 19, 2024 

Where: Miami, FL 

For the first time, the Independent Hotel Show will be serving the North American audience. Dedicated to the luxurious, boutique, and independent hotel sector, the Independent Hotel Show is the new kid on the block. You can expect this show to provide your company with the opportunity to engage in real-time with a hard-to-reach audience, build meaningful connections leading toward new business, or establish yourself as a key supplier within the industry.  

Registration: Independent Hotel Show Miami 2024 

5. Hotel Motel Restaurant Supply Show of the SE (HMRSSS) 

When: TBD

Where: Myrtle Beach, SC 

With over 40 years of serving the Hospitality sector, the Hotel Motel Restaurant Supply Show of the SE has provided Independent Owners and Operators access to the leading hospitality industry suppliers. From hotel and motel supplies to restaurant equipment and services, this tradeshow is the hospitality event you want to attend to grow your business. You can only gain exclusive savings on the show floor here and discover ways to cut your overhead. 

Registration: Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast  

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6. Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) 

When: April 2 – 5, 2024 

Where: Orlando, FL 

AAHOA is the world’s largest hotel owner’s association, with its membership totaling 60% of all hotel owners in the United States. The show features hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for hoteliers. attendees can learn about new trends in the industry, network with other hoteliers, and find new suppliers. 

Registration: AAHOA 

7. Spring Trade Expo (HMRA)

When: TBD

Where: Ocean City, MD 

This show features educational seminars, networking opportunities, and a trade show floor with hundreds of exhibitors. Although booth sizes are limited to 10×10 exhibit spaces, this one packs a punch. This is a great trade show for buyers who are primarily hotels, motels, and restaurants and the buyers who are suppliers selling their products and services specifically to hotels, motels, and restaurants.  

Registration: Ocean City Maryland Spring Trade Show  

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8. Association of Lodging Professionals Conference & Marketplace 

When: March 24 – 27, 2025

Where: Louisville, KY

This four-day event allows attendees the opportunity to network with industry peers, learn from top hospitality experts, and explore the latest products and services available to the lodging industry. Whether you’re looking to learn about the latest trends in hotel design or find new suppliers for your property, the Association of Lodging Professionals Conference & Marketplace is a must-attend event for anyone in the lodging industry. 

Registration: Association of Lodging Professionals 

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Oyo booth staff exhibiting at AAHOA.

There are many great hospitality trade shows in North America that can help you stay up to date on the latest trends and connect with industry professionals. Whether you’re a hotelier, restaurateur, or just interested in the hospitality industry, attending one of these trade shows will give you an exciting opportunity to gain invaluable insights into the world of hospitality.  

Do you need help strategizing and finding the right show that promises the best return on your time and money? Contact one of our trade show specialists below for assistance.  

The Trade Group is a full-service trade show and event marketing company. We will work with you to create an exhibit or an event that brings in leads and helps you achieve your business goals. Contact us here or give us a call at 972-734-8585. 

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