News for the Hospitality Executive
Ten Exhibitors Receive Editors’ Choice Awards at the 92nd
International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® (IH/M&RS)
INNCOM International Wins ‘Best of Show’
|NEW YORK, NY, November 11, 2007…Ten exhibitors were honored
with Editors’ Choice Awards during the Opening Ceremonies of the 92nd annual
International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® (IH/M&RS), Sunday,
November 11, 2007, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
This year, the Awards program was expanded to include a green equivalent
to each of the competition’s five traditional categories of décor,
essentials, luxury, restaurant and technology. From the 10 winners, the
Kenneth F. Hine “Best of Show” Award was selected.
The 2007 IH/M&RS Editors’ Choice Award winners are:
Kenneth F. Hine “Best of Show” - INNCOM International (Niantic, CT) for the e4 Smart Digital Thermostat with ecoMODE, a device that allows guests to opt into the hotel’s conservation program with the touch of a button, instantly triggering the e4’s energy-saving mode and activating participation in reduced towel and linen washing.
Décor - Eurotrend Furniture LLC (New York, NY) for RING, the first chair for the industry with two independent wood shells that create extreme comfort by moving autonomously.”The Editors’ Choice Awards serve as an opportunity for exhibitors to position their new product in the marketplace as the must-have new product of the year,” said Christian Falkenberg, show manager. “This year’s contest was extremely competitive, demonstrating the quality and quantity of new products launched at the IH/M&RS.”
Editors from leading hospitality trade publications reviewed nearly 150 submissions of cutting-edge, new products, and selected winners 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.
Judges for the 12th annual IH/M&RS Editors’ Choice Awards were: Michael Birchenall, Foodservice Monthly; Janice Cha, Foodservice Equipment & Reports; Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News; Philip Hayward, Lodging; Adam Kirby, HOTELS; Fred Klashman, Total Food Service; Dennis Nessler, Hotel Business; Michael Oshman, Green Restaurant Association; Stephanie Ricca, Hotel & Motel Management; and Ed Watkins, Lodging Hospitality.
The 92nd annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show runs 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 features 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®), a dmg world media company.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information and registration is available online at www.ihmrs.com, or by contacting GLM’s Customer Relations Department at (914) 421-3206 or (800) 272-SHOW.
Cate Salvatore/Melissa Gray
|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|