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HD Americas Names Architect Arthur Casas as Keynote Speaker

MIAMI—HD Americas, the Hospitality Design Group’s tradeshow based here, has announced that noted architect Arthur Casas, founder of Studio Arthur Casas in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as the keynote speaker.

Following in the footsteps of former keynote guests Michael Bedner, Trisha Wilson and Tony Chi, Casas will provide a retrospective on his career and his aesthetic.

Taking place on Tuesday, September 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL, Casas will take the stage to discuss his unique take on modernism—and how the “chaotic urbanism” of his native city drew him to the style he has applied to residential, commercial and hospitality spaces, as well as to furniture design.

Guests will be provided with a look into the growth of hospitality development in South America from one of the originators. In addition to his works in New York, Paris and Tokyo, Casas will focus on the current booming metropolis of Sao Paulo and his ability to take the city from a cluster of experimental styles to a refined contemporary look that marries Brazil design with international flavor.