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Lighthouse Executive Conference Center Implements
Rendezvous as Event Planning Beacon


New York, NY (USA) – June 13, 2007 – NFS Hospitality Corporation, a supplier of event  management software to the conference center industry since 1997, has completed the phase two implementation of  its Rendezvous event management system to manage all aspects of the conference facilities at Lighthouse International, located in the heart of Manhattan. 

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Lighthouse Conference Center is managed by Marenzana Conference Services, who recently assumed full facility management of all food service and conference center activities.  Within two weeks of managing the project, John Marenzana, President of Marenzana Group, began to introduce its customer-centric philosophy by utilizing Rendezvous to manage the booking of the extensive facilities.  Marenzana Conference Services operates a busy conference center with a 265-seat theater, 15 meeting rooms and rehearsal space, hosting both in house and external events.  A key objective for the Marenzana team is to further enhance the flexibility of the Rendezvous system so it can be utilized in our “operational concierge” model.   “We were impressed by the capability to manage the database as the foundation - right from the beginning - without having to worry about merging disparate programs”, said Mr. Marenzana.  “This is our second installation of Rendezvous in a conference center environment after extensive research.”  Rendezvous tracks all inquiries, manage the sales contacts, easily coordinate A/V, food services, and other resources with seamless conversion into each contract within the event order system, all within the same database. 

“We are very pleased to offer such an innovative concept to the integrated full service conference center industry” says, Nick Sciurba, Business Director of NFS Hospitality Corporation.  “We have a high regard for the Marenzana Group and their demand for excellence, and the expectation of the Rendezvous System to deliver.”

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About Marenzana Group
Since 1977, Marenzana Group has achieved a successful track record developing training centers, residential conference centers and non-residential facilities.  Marenzana Group offers extensive experience in guiding organizations to develop highly successful conference and training facilities. Their project approach, design recommendations, and space programs are developed from data collected in personal interviews with senior management and professional education leaders.  As the original conference center innovator and a founding member of IACC, Marenzana Group operates a premier group of conference center properties.  For more information, please visit or contact:  in the US:  John Marenzana, President, 212 735 0011  or

About NFS Hospitality
NFS is a leading international provider of software solutions for the hospitality and conference center industries.  NFS offers software systems for online calendaring, meeting and event management, academic scheduling and shared workspace management. In addition to the conference center industry, Rendezvous is currently serving major corporate organizations, including four of the six largest legal firms, more than a dozen Fortune 50 companies, higher education institutions, hospitals, cultural venues and sports facilities.  NFS is an active member of the IACC Affinity Partnership program. 

For more information, please visit or contact:
in the US:  Nick Sciurba, Business Director, 215-310-1198 or


Nick Sciurba
Business Director, 215-310-1198



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