Hotel Interactive®, Inc. is proud to announce Top Ten Billboard recording artist Kellie Pickler will play a private concert exclusively for HI Connect®® attendees during the first ever HI Connect® Awards and NEWH Sponsorship Gala. It’s all part of the fourth annual HI Connect®, the industry altering tradeshow taking place March 25 -27, 2015 at the Gaylord Opryland and the HI Connect® Design Studio in in Nashville. Registration is nearing closeout. Act now to register at www.hiconnectevents.com.
Kellie Pickler burst onto the scene as an American Idol contestant before becoming a country music mainstay and winner of Dancing With The Stars. Kellie's first two albums quickly established her as both a singer and songwriter co-writing her hits "Red High Heels," I Wonder" and the top Ten Hit "Best Days of Your Life," which sold more than one million single downloads.
Now she is performing during the most anticipated hospitality tradeshow event of the year. HI Connect® is the hospitality tradeshow reimagined, delivering only the highest qualified attendees. HI Connect® provides unique opportunity to interact with real environments, or “vignettes,” while connecting with business building contacts.
The HI Connect® Awards and NEWH Sponsorship Gala takes place the evening of March 26 at the Gaylord Opryland and recognizes the industry’s best, brightest and most creative solutions presented during HI Connect®. All winners are chosen by event attendees.
“Since its inception we have continually enhanced HI Connect® every year. With the new HI Connect® Awards and NEWH Sponsorship Gala anchored by an incredible rising talent, this is the event everyone is already saying is the must attend trade show of 2015,” said Rich Viola, President and CEO of Hotel Interactive® Inc, which produces HI Connect® as well as the highly rated BITAC® events and the preeminent industry news resource hotelinteractive.com.
The People’s Choice Awards have become an annual staple of HI Connect® , awarding participants in such categories as Best Overall Vignette, Best Guestroom, Best Public Space, Best Casegoods and Vignette Most Likely to Make Guests Want to Move In. All winners are selected by attendees at HI Connect® voting in real time through the revolutionary HI Connect® mobile app.
Additionally HI Connect® and the NEWH are proud to debut the NEWH & HI Connect® Hospitality Scholarship. A grant of $5,000 will be presented during the black tie optional gala event to a worthy student.
Pickler is currently putting the finishing touches on her third album with producer Frank
Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack), which she has been greatly involved in the process of making an album. From writing many of the songs to conversations with the musicians on certain sounds she's wanting on the album, the new record features a more earthy quality with a less is more approach from instrumentation to production. The album is slated for a late fall release.
Along the way, her four USO Tours have become life-changing experiences for her. Her first tour, to Iraq, became a moving GAC special, “My USO Diary,” and she followed that with a trip to Germany, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo and England. "The USO Tours have been a highlight of my career and life. It's been the most impactful, life-changing thing I've been able to do," she says.
Act now to attend, or for more information relating to this unique and dramatic experience at HI Connect® , March 25-27, 2015. Visit our dedicated website to learn more and register for this unique event setting a new standard for hospitality tradeshows.