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NEW YORK, NY, November 9, 2015 … Five exhibitors received Editors’ Choice Awards during the Opening Day of the 100th annual IHMRS, now HX: The Hotel Experience Sunday, November 9, 2015, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  The Awards recognize best new products within the categories of food & beverage, kitchen design, guest services, rooms division and technology.  From the five (5) winners, the Kenneth F. Hine “Best of Show” Award also was selected. 

The 2015 Editors’ Choice Award winners are:

Kenneth F. Hine “BEST OF SHOW” – Cardinal International: Reveal' Up Soft Fresh Tumbler

FOOD & BEVERAGE : Cardinal International (Pine Brook, NJ) Introducing the Chef & Sommelier Reveal’ Up 11 Oz. Soft Fresh Tumbler made of our revolutionary and trusted Kwarx® technology providing mechanical resistance and superior transparency while retaining its unmistaken brilliance and clarity through 2,000 industrial dishwashing cycles. Complete with a new and innovative cooling gel base; perfect for chilling rosé wine, beverages, cocktails, white wine, sparkling wine and desserts.

KITCHEN DESIGN  Evo Inc. (Beaverton, OR) The EVO EVent is a technological breakthrough for front-of-house cooking. This self-ventilating portable griddle table is certified to work without an overhead hood, external vent system, or make up air.  It even is equipped with the latest in fire suppression technology from Buckeye.  It' is truly a plug and play option for restaurants, corporate cafeterias, kiosk cooking, arenas, satellite kitchens, airport terminals, and grocery stores.

GUEST SERVICES: Aquarius Brands (Fresno, CA) The Aquaboy Solar is a patented solar powered atmospheric water generator which makes pure water from air and runs off of a retractable 1000 watt solar system that comes assembled and on wheels for easy installation and removal if necessary for a roof repair or storm preparedness.

ROOMS DIVISION: HOTEL SIGNS (Chattanooga, TN) Get in tune with Mother Nature by bringing the beauty of Botanica to your building. This stylish sign line adds a naturally chic ambiance to any atmosphere. Botanica features a digitally printed subsurface woodgrain for a natural, earthy look.

TECHNOLOGY: Verdant Technologies (Mont-Royal, Canada) Verdant EMS Thermostats are equipped with built-in occupancy sensors and will eliminate wasteful levels of heating and air-conditioning by setting back temperature in unoccupied rooms.

Editors from leading hospitality trade publications reviewed over 80 submissions of the latest products for the industry, 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 20th annual HX Editors’ Choice Awards were Kris Burnett, Hospitality Upgrade; Michael Scinto, Total Foodservice; Geneva Rinehart, Hospitality Upgrade; Michelle Renn, Hotel-Online; Christine Trauthwein, Hotel Business, Dave Turner, Tabletop Journal and Susan Holaday, Foodservice East. 

About HX

HX: The Hotel Experience, rooms to restaurants, will feature three full days of exhibits from Sunday, November 8, through Tuesday, November 10. HX is co-located with the 6th annual Boutique Design New York (BDNY), a trade fair tailored exclusively to hospitality design professionals and for presenting manufacturers of furniture, lighting, wall coverings, fabric, seating, accessories, artwork, carpet and flooring, materials, and bath and spa for hospitality on November 8 and 9. Collectively, the two shows will present 900 exhibitors and attract some 18,000-industry professionals. For more information visit the website at

Contact: Missy Stearns, ST Media Group International / (513)263-9318

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