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design-related resources shine brightly at 2004 IH/M&RS Décor, the largest of the five markets at the 2004 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® (IH/M&RS), will complement its exhibits with a design-related seminar program, display and awards competition, November 13-16, 2004, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. “The IH/M&RS provides a balance of resources, from top notch, innovative products and services to valuable educational and networking opportunities,” said Christian Falkenberg, show manager. “Décor offers a very focused purchasing environment for design professionals throughout the hospitality industry.” Exhibitor Profile Located on Level 3 of the Javits Center, Décor houses some 500 suppliers of furniture, lighting, floor and wall coverings, artwork, textiles, furnishings and fixtures, meeting all the needs of hospitality design professionals. Key exhibitors at this year’s show include Flexsteel Industries, Durkan Patterned Carpet, Thomasville Furniture, Swavelle Milcreek Fabrics, Progress Lighting, American of Martinsville, Grupo Kettal, and Perego S.P .A. Luxury Product Collection Located within the Décor section of the Show, the new Luxury Product Collection will feature nearly 20 manufacturers of deluxe furniture, linens, amenities, tableware and other hospitality-related items. Charter companies include both first-time exhibitors and long-time participants, including Anichini, Asiaphile Via Motif, Brintons Carpet, Capel, Lather and Objet Insolite. Educational Programs Within its educational programming, the IH/M&RS will offer several design-focused seminars with industry leaders from Sunday, November 14 through Tuesday, November 16. Topics will include designing creatively, high-end linens, and global trade and design. Seminar attendance is free with an IH/M&RS badge. A complete schedule of IH/M&RS programs is available online at A brief description of the design-specific programs follows: CHINA SYNDROME – The New World Economy Sunday, November 14, 2004 3:00-4:30 PM Some say the future of trade is global and it can’t be stopped. Some say tariffs are like trying to stop the ocean. The other side would argue that late shipments and damaged goods make the issue about more than the bottom line. Participants can join NEWH for a debate on this important issue. Panelists are Larry Carver, president, Carver & Associates; Noel Chitwood, president, American of Martinsville; Terry Friedman, national sales manager, Kimball Hospitality; and Janice Marko, Marko International, Executive Search Services. TRENDS IN HIGH-END LINENS: The New Wave of Bedding Monday, November 15, 2004 1:00-2:30 PM For the past few years, the bed and bed linens have continued to be at the forefront of the hospitality indus- try. Most hotel owners and managers agree that they are in the business of “selling sleep,” and have spent a large part of their renovation budgets on upgrading their beds and bedding. The sleep experience in the hotel rooms comes from the comfort and support of the mattress, the feel and finish of sheeting, the warmth of the down comforters, the support and loft of the bed pillows, and the design appeal of the top of the bed; including duvet covers, throws, and decorative pillows. Participants in this program will hear about the luxury end of bedding trends in the hospitality industry, and learn first-hand from the best suppliers to the industry about the technical and design aspects of the Luxury Hotel Bed. Panelists include Chad Altbaier, director of hospitality sales, Down Lite International; Fidelma, Wyse, vice president of commercial design and special projects, Anichini Hotel Division; and Rick Sequeira, vice president contract sales, Serta Mattress Company. EXPERIENCE DESIGN: Creating Talked About Experiences Tuesday, November 16, 2004 10:30 AM-12 NOON With hotels and restaurants vying for retention, making a difference in how a customer relates to a brand can make or break a business. Traditionally, hotels and restaurants provide the psychological and physical comforts of home. More and more consumers are looking for warmth, playfulness and charm without compromising on service or style. The future of a business relies on innovation to capture the attention of media and travelers alike. 15

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - November 2004

NEWH - November 2004
Letter From the President
Outgoing Editor
Hospitality News
Maintaining a Sense of Place...
Design-Related Resources Shine Brightly at 2004 IH/M&RS
Beds in Banks
The Fullerton Singapore Hotel
Woman of the Year - Lyndall De Marco
The Glasshouse Hotel, Edinburgh Scotland
What’s in a Brand Name
What You Need to Maximize Publicity
Coming Events
Chapter News and Events
Embrace Adaptive Re-Use Projects
NEWH UK Supports Serious Fun at Barretstown
IH/M&RS Gold Key Awards

NEWH - November 2004