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 John Fitzpatrick Appointed To IH/M&RS Board Of Directors
.Hotelier’s Depth of Industry Knowledge to Further Strengthen IH/M&RS
WHITE PLAINS, NY, February 15, 2007 - John Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the 2007 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show (IH/M&RS®), bringing with him a wealth of industry experience and insight.

Fitzpatrick joins eight other hospitality industry veterans who will lead efforts for the 92nd annual IH/M&RS, taking place
November 10-13, 2007, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“John will bring valuable knowledge to the table that will greatly assist in our efforts to present a comprehensive marketplace,” said Christian Falkenberg, show manager. “We’ll look to him for direction on key seminar topics, timely industry trends and evolving attendee needs, as we develop the 2007 market and beyond.” 

Fitzpatrick currently oversees North American operations for the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group, a family company with deep history in the Ireland hotel industry. Under his leadership, the Group successfully entered the United States market with properties offering Irish hospitality and modern amenities appealing to both leisure and business travelers. The Fitzpatrick Manhattan, Fitzpatrick Grand Central and the recently sold Fitzpatrick Chicago Hotel have received numerous outstanding service accolades under his management.
 
In addition to his corporate duties, Fitzpatrick currently serves as chairman of the Hotel Association of New York City and is a board member of the American Ireland Fund and the Ireland-US Council. His many awards and recognitions include the 2002 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, with previous honorees including George Bush, Bill Clinton, Rudy Giuliani and other distinguished leaders. 

The 92nd annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show will run Saturday, November 10, through Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Following a full-day of conference and networking activities on Saturday, November 10, the IH/M&RS will feature three full days of exhibits from Sunday, November 11, through Tuesday, November 13. The market presents some 1,250 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts approximately 35,000 in total trade attendance. 

The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association; and is managed by George Little Management, LLC (GLM®).
 
For IH/M&RS exhibitor information, contact
Christian Falkenberg, show manager, at GLM, Ten Bank Street, White Plains, NY 10606-1954.
Telephone (914) 421-3296. Fax (914) 948-6197.
E-mail: christian_falkenberg@glmshows.com.

For attendee information, contact GLM’s Customer Service Department at (914) 421-3206 or (800) 272-SHOW.
Additional information and registration is available online at www.ihmrs.com 

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