Whether you’re an interior designer just getting started in vacation rental design, an investor looking to purchase your 1st or 10th property, a host who dreams to shine amongst the competition in their area, or a Realtor looking for the perfect clients, we’ve got the answers you’ve been searching for—and we're bringing them all together in one place!
In this next generation of hospitality design, it’s not just about aesthetics, but the art of business.
The Vacation Rental Design Summit (VRD Summit) is the epicenter for this innovative and rapidly growing niche, and we're thrilled to announce that the second annual event is slated for April 10-12, 2024, just before spring 2024 High Point Market.
The masterminds behind the annual event include Jessica Duce, Jane Dagmi, Ericka Saurit. Together, these industry professionals have crafted an experience that will enrich, inspire, and empower attendees over a transformative three-day gathering.
Produced by High Point By Design (HPxD) and High Point Market Authority, the VRD Summit is set to leverage the resources of High Point—a city synonymous with design excellence—to bring together a community of forward-thinking brands, thought leaders, and creatives.
The summit is meticulously tailored for education, sourcing, inspiration, and trend-spotting within the vacation rental market. One key insight participants can expect to gain is understanding how strategic design can significantly boost a rental's marketability, profitability, and return on investment (ROI). This focus on the intersection of aesthetics and economics is what sets vacation rental design apart.
Learn to create more than just pretty spaces—craft profit-making, scroll-stopping, memory-making experiences.
The genesis of the VRD Summit came from a surge of interest among industry professionals in vacation and short-term rentals. Jessica Duce, an interior designer and visionary behind JDuce Design and co-owner of Vacation Rental Designers, saw the need for a dedicated platform to explore this growing field. "Vacation rental design is cultivating a luxury experience in a residential setting while also anticipating the needs of the guest, owner, property manager, and cleaning crew," Duce explains. "It's a unique design niche, unlike any other."
Duce's conviction that High Point was the perfect host city found an enthusiastic ally in Jane Dagmi, managing director of HPxD. "With our city's rich array of manufacturing brands and resources, we're more than the furniture capital of the world—we're a year-round design destination for our industry," Dagmi affirms.
Ericka Saurit, founder of Saurit Creative, consults with brands across the entire home industry, and emphasizes the value of education for designers. "The more knowledgeable and prepared vacation rental designers are," she explains, "the better they can leverage design as a sales tool for owners."
Highlighting the influential role of designers in profitable vacation rental properties, Dagmi, believes strongly they're not just curating spaces, but experiences. "Designers don't just select furniture; they're crafting entire vacations. Embracing this responsibility is key to creating additional income and enriching people's lives."
VRD Summit 2024: Stop Dreaming and Start Making Money
Join the industry’s most innovative interior designers, property investors, realtors, and home brands using exceptional design to transform ordinary rentals into extraordinary experiences.
The VRD Summit is more than a learning opportunity; it's a chance to revolutionize your business. You'll discover how to craft experiences that go beyond aesthetics, to redefine the essence of hospitality design, and to embrace the art of business within this unique and rewarding niche. Because ordinary just isn’t going to work anymore.
To learn more about the Vacation Rental Design Summit and register, visit https://hpxd.org/vrd-summit/.
Update: Early Bird Registration has been extended until February 14, 2024!
Seats are limited and once all tickets are sold registration will be closed.