Editor-In-Chief of Hospitality Design (HD) magazine
Magazine Company – Interior design publication for the hospitality industry.
Stacy Shoemaker Rauen is a well-respected and talented editor and writer, and is the editor in chief for Hospitality Design (HD) magazine, the leading publication for the industry. Besides overseeing the content and direction of the magazine, Rauen is a noted speaker at industry events, and as an avid tracker of trends, places, projects, and people, she puts together panels at HD’s conferences, and has been quoted in various respected media outlets including CNBC and the Washington Post. She is also the founder of HD’s CitySCENE, a networking event series held in metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. and internationally, meant to connect design professionals in each market, as well as NextGen Forum, a conference for the next generation of hospitality design leaders. She holds two degrees from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, including a master’s in journalism.
The best thing about my job: it isn’t a typical editor position. Besides working on our 10 issues, we also host and plan multiple events throughout the year—HD Summit, our invite-only thinktank for top-tier design executives with Ted-like speakers; HD Expo, our annual tradeshow and conference in Las Vegas in May which boasts some 800 exhibitors and 30 conference sessions; CitySCENE, regional networking events in eight cities a year; HD Awards, a celebration in New York where we honor the winners and finalists of our annual competition; Platinum Circle Gala, a black tie affair where we pay tribute to a handful of industry leaders for their career achievements; and NextGen Forum, a hybrid conference for the next generation of industry leaders. With all of these events, plus the magazine and our website, we aim to be—and our motto is—the ultimate connector to the hospitality industry. We strive to foster a community by offering a way for everyone to be more informed, inspired, and linked in. And to do this successfully, we make sure we bring together all of the industry players—designers, architects, purchasers, brands, restaurant groups, ownership/development companies, and manufacturers.
A bowl of Cacio y Pepe and a glass of Pinot Grigio. Yes, I’m a simple girl at heart. Second would be a really great gnocchi marinara. My mom is half Italian and her Sicilian father used to put marinara sauce on everything. I could as well.
Currently, Vanity Fair, and my Kindle loaded with a few books including Lean In. It’s waiting patiently for me to find some downtime.