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A Total of 250 New and 1,250 Returning Exhibitors
Set for the  89th Annual International
Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show


WHITE PLAINS, NY, September 29, 2004… Creative product debuts from hundreds of new and returning suppliers will be on display at the 89th annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant ShowÒ (IH/M&RS), November 14-16, 2004, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

A total of 250 new and 1,250 returning exhibitors will offer a wide variety of dynamic products and services for the hospitality and foodservice industry.  Well-known industry suppliers participating for the first time in 2004 include Capel, Comcast, Crescent Duck Farm, Electrolux Professional, Granite & Marble Resources, Johnnie Walker, La Quinta Inns, Lather, Mascioni Hotel Collection, Melitta USA, Metal Urges, Microsoft, NXTV, Oregon Scientific, Royal-Pedic Mattress Co., Sara Lee Coffee & Tea, Stone Age Lighting, Surlean Foods, Taiko Enterprises, Turgla, and WiFiDirect..

Innovative, first-time products and services will be found in each of the Show’s five market sectors – Décor, Technology, Restaurant, Flavors and Essentials.  A new addition to these sectors in 2004 is the Luxury Product Collection – a focus area dedicated exclusively to showcasing premium products and services. This area also will feature new products designed for today’s progressive hotels and restaurants. Resources found in each segment will enhance the experiences of hotel and restaurant guests, and provide value-added efficiencies for today’s busy hospitality professional.  The following is a sampling of products scheduled to launch at the 2004 IH/M&RS:

Cintas Corp., Chicago, Ill. –The Fusion Shirt is a food service shirt that features soil release fabric, no static cling, and moisture control. It also is soft to the touch and comfortable to wear.

Dometic Corp., Elkhart, Ind. –The HiPro 4000 DV In-Room Refreshment Center features a unique clear view door, allowing all products to be visible. The item is available with pullout shelves or drawers for maximum flexibility.

Eagle Group, Clayton, Del. – Handsink with special MICROGARD antimicrobial protection, battery operated electronic faucet, trash receptacle, and nailbrush holder.

Godiva Chocolatier Inc., Reading, Pa. –Designed for the sugar-conscious connoisseur, new chocolate bars feature full flavor and taste in a sugar-free version. Bars are available in dark chocolate, regular chocolate, and chocolate with almonds.

Jieda U.S.A. Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y. –Digital Auto-Temp Hair Dryer has five heat settings, 1500 watts of drying power, and LCD time and temperature display.

Sealy Inc., Trinity, N.C. –The new Stearns & Foster Collection, which is Sealy’s ultra luxury hospitality sleep system, has new bedding technologies and materials to offer the guest a better night’s sleep.

TeleAdapt Inc., San Jose, Calif. –The DeskBridge product provides access to a wireless network for hotel guests who do not have a Wi-Fi Card, or when configuration of a Wi-Fi Card is not possible. The DeskBridge is fully plug-and-play with no driver installation, which eliminates software incompatibility while increasing guest usability and productivity.

The Softwear Group, Wichita, Kan. –The Attribute Inventory Manager allows properties to view room amenity inventories on computers.

The Vollrath Co. LLC, Sheboygan, Wis. –Double wall insulated decorative serving bowls provide the insulation to maintain proper food temperature, whether hot or cold. A satin finish interior also hides wear and scratches.

Tumaro’s Gourmet Tortillas, Los Angeles, Calif. –With just five net carbs, the new Low In Carbs tortillas are new snack options for those watching their weight. They are 94% fat free and are available in four flavors—multigrain, green onion, garden vegetable, and sour cream & salsa.
“This year’s exciting new products reflect just about every aspect and facet of the hospitality industry,” said Christian Falkenberg, show manager. “There is no better place to present these offerings to a trade audience than the IH/M&RS.”

The 89th annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show will run Saturday, November 13, through Tuesday, November 16, 2004, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  Following a full-day of conference and networking activities on Saturday, November 13, the IH/M&RS will feature three days of exhibits from Sunday, November 14,  though Tuesday, November 16. The market presents some 1,500 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts approximately 45,000 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.; the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, and is managed by George Little Management, LLC (GLMÒ).

Cate Doyle/Laura Koss-Feder
Phone: (914) 421-3364
Also See: New Format for the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® - A Day Long Hospitality Conference, for Upper Level Hospitality Management on Saturday, November 13, 2004, Precedes IH/M&RS Exhibits / May 2004
The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® Reduces Exhibitor Days to Three; John Russell Named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the 2004 IH/M&RS / December 2003

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