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NEWH, Inc, The Hospitality Industry Network, to Receive
Hospitality Design (HD) Magazine's Visionary Award

April 2011 - NEWH, Inc.—The Hospitality Industry Network will be the first-ever recipient of Hospitality Design (HD) magazine’s Visionary Award.  The honor will be bestowed to the organization at the magazine’s annual Platinum Circle Gala, held during the 2011 Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo) in Las Vegas on May 18th

“The HD Visionary Award has been established to honor those who have dedicated themselves to giving back to and enhancing the hospitality industry,” explains Michael Adams, editor in chief of HD. “NEWH has been chosen for the first award by virtue of their 27 years of leadership, generosity, education, and business development. The hospitality industry would not be the cohesive and influential force it is today without their influence.”

Founded in October of 1984, NEWH is an international non-profit organization boasting 20 chapters and two regional areas. Some 4,000 members strong, NEWH brings together professionals from all facets of the hospitality industry providing opportunities for scholarships, education, professional development, and networking. To date, the organization has given out $2,345,329 in scholarships to students studying in various hospitality and design fields.

“NEWH has been such a strong supporting organization for this industry and has achieved so much through its student programs and networking opportunities, that this award is truly well earned and deserved,” says Liz Sommerville, group show director of Nielsen Expositions, which produces HD Expo

“NEWH is thrilled to be the first recipient of this prestigious award!” says Shelia Lohmiller, NEWH’s executive director and one of its co-founders. “Since its inception, NEWH's mission has been to support this wonderful industry that we are all part of ... from providing a forum to develop relationships and gather information, to looking out for our future by funding education for those who want to come into our industry.  We have been very blessed to have the most dedicated volunteers who put on events to further this mission - and the most generous industry to support the mission.”

About NEWH
NEWH Inc.—The Hospitality Industry Network, founded in 1984, is an international non-profit organization of hospitality industry professionals volunteering to raise funds and grant scholarships for college students studying design, architecture, purchasing, and management—focused on the hospitality market. NEWH volunteers have raised more than $2.3 million by networking at local, regional, and international hospitality events. For more info on NEWH go to our website

About Hospitality Design

Hospitality Design (HD) magazine, published 10 times a year, is the premier trade magazine serving the field of hospitality design. It connects owners, operators, purchasing agents, designers, and architects involved in the design of hotels, resorts, restaurants, cruise ships, nightclubs/lounges, spas, and all other hospitality-oriented projects. HD continues its 30-plus-year mission to publish the accomplishments of various design teams that collaborate to bring the most innovative examples of new construction and renovation to the industry. At the same time, HD links buyers and sellers through various tradeshows, conferences, products, services, and awards.


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