2006 International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show
November 11-14, 2006
|June 14, 2006 - New products, new ideas and new inspiration will highlight
the 2006 International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show® (IH/M&RS),
the premier hospitality event connecting more than 35,000 industry professionals
from around the world with 1,400 trend-setting exhibitors. Taking place
November 11-14, 2006, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center,
the 91st annual edition will offer new and exciting resources for hospitality
designers and hotel owners and operators, as well as expanded opportunities
for foodservice buyers through cross market access to All Asia Food Expo,
Expo Comida Latina and Kosherfest.
Reflecting the strengthening industry trend towards luxury experiences, hospitality designers will find fresh resources and preview up-and-coming trends at the 2006 IH/M&RS. Design highlights include an enhanced Luxury Product Collection, and an all-new “Gold Key Supplier Showcase” of furniture, fixtures and equipment resources from 2006 Gold Key Awards finalist properties.
Collocations with three foodservice shows will complement the more than 600 culinary exhibitors found at the IH/M&RS, presenting a wide array of specialty food products and equipment. All Asia Food Expo, Expo Comida Latina and Kosherfest, presented by Diversified Business Communications, will add to these resources with a combined 600 exhibitors and 12,000 attendees, bringing the overall market experience to 2,000 exhibitors and 47,000 attendees. The IH/M&RS and Diversified Business Communications will offer reciprocal access for increased opportunities and additional resources for all participants. Additional information for the three foodservice shows is available online at www.divbusiness.com/tradeshow.asp.
Attendees will discover new exhibitors and therefore new resources across all categories of the IH/M&RS, including Bellino Fine Linens, Lambert, Habidecor and Julian Nyland Designer Furnishings within the extravagant Luxury Product Collection; Hotel Solutions, GATT Communications and Allied Security within the growing technology sector; and Electrolux Professional, Gibson Overseas and Wolfgang Puck Coffee within the diverse foodservice sector.
“The defining characteristic of the 91st annual International Hotel/Motel
and Restaurant Show is ‘new’. This Show promises to introduce innovative
new products, generate new ideas and spark new inspiration. From buyers
shopping the foodservice aisles, to hospitality designers spotting emerging
trends, attendees are assured an impressive showcase of the latest and
greatest products for the industry.”
Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality DesignSPECIAL EVENTS
Networking activities and special events will round out the market experience, including the 91st annual International Hospitality Ball, on Saturday, November 11, 2006, and Late Night with IH/M&RS at BB King’s, on Sunday, November 12, 2006. A complete schedule of IH/M&RS events will be available online at www.ihmrs.com, beginning June 30, 2006.
In addition, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) will present its annual Fall Conference in conjunction with the IH/M&RS, creating additional networking opportunities for lodging professionals. The annual Inaugural Gala Reception & Dinner, on Sunday, November 12, 2006, will be among Conference highlights.
Demonstrating its industry-wide appeal and support, the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show once again will partner with key hospitality organizations to encourage member attendance, including: the American Culinary Federation (ACF), American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF), American Society for Healthcare Food Service Administrators (ASHFSA), Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA), Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP), International Interior Designers Association (IIDA), Johnson & Wales University, Society of Foodservice Management (SFM), United States Air Force (USAF), United States Navy and others.
The IH/M&RS is sponsored by the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, the Hotel Association of New York City, and the American Hotel & Lodging Association, and is managed by George Little Management, LLC (GLM®).
Cathy Steel/Melissa Becker
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