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Entries for Unique Products or Services that are New to the Market
Within the Current Year Now Being Accepted for The IH/M&RS
2007 Editor's Choice Awards
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Deadline to Enter is October 26, 2007

WHITE PLAINS, NY, July 12, 2007…The Editors' Choice Awards competition at the 92nd annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® (IH/M&RS) is going green, as an eco-friendly counterpart is added to each of the five categories presented annually - décor, essentials, luxury, restaurant and technology. A total of 10 Editors' Choice Awards will be presented at the 2007 IH/M&RS, recognizing the most innovative new products - and environmentally-sound products - for the hospitality industry. In addition, the Kenneth F. Hine "Best of Show" Award will spotlight the overall best new product introduced at the market, taking place November 10-13, 2007, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

"The IH/M&RS Editors' Choice Awards distinguish the top new products of the year and position them for success in the marketplace," said Christian Falkenberg, show manager. "We're excited to present a green award in each category this year, providing visibility of new sustainable products that will further the green movement of the industry."

The IH/M&RS encourages its exhibitors to submit unique products and/or services that are new to the market within the current year. Editors from the leading hospitality trade publications will judge submissions based on innovative product design, how a product answers a particular industry need, creative use of material or construction, and development or use of a new technology. Representatives from the Green Restaurant Association and Green Lodging News will join the panel of judges to determine the green category winners. 

Submissions can be completed online at www.ihmrs.com/content/marketing.htm. The deadline to enter is Friday, October 26, 2007. Early submissions will be considered for pre-Show promotion in industry trade magazines. All Editors' Choice entries must be accompanied by a product photograph, as well as a detailed product description. It is not necessary to provide a product sample for the judging process. Entries will be judged based on the information and product image you provide.

The 2007 Editors' Choice Award winners will be announced during the Opening Ceremony of the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show on Sunday, November 11, 2007, 9:45 - 10:00am, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. For additional information, contact Melissa Gray, IH/M&RS media supervisor, at (914) 421-3263 or melissa_gray@glmshows.com. 

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®). 

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Contact:

Cate Salvatore/Melissa Gray 
(914) 421-3263
E-mail: melissa_gray@glmshows.com

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Also See: Judges for the 11th annual IH/M&RS Editors’ Choice Awards Vote Smartcube by Minibar Systems as ‘Best of Show’ / November 2006
Seven IH/M&RS Exhibitors Honored with Editors’ Choice Awards; iHome Wins The Kenneth F. Hine “Best of Show” Award / November 2005
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