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newh welcomes new corporate partner – NLP Furniture Industries by Janice Marko NLP Furniture Industries is a designer, manufacture and restorer of upholstered seating and case-goods for the hotel and restaurant industries. However, they are not your average everyday furniture manufacturer. The Company’s vision, which contributes to this success, is very simple; Not only give the customer what they want, when they want it, but exceed their expectations. They have produced furniture for chains such as the Ritz Carlton, Starwood Vacation Clubs, Disney, Hilton Hotels, Westin and Destination Resorts and their portfolio includes prestigious properties such as La Costa Resort, Hotel Del Coronado, The Cliffs Resort, Mirage, Monte Carlo and Treasure Island. Following is an interview between Janice Marko, NEWH International Director of Corporate Partnership and Leslie Temples, L Temples & Company, Director of Sales and Marketing for NLP Furniture Industries. Janice Marko: Why did NLP partner with NEWH? Leslie Temples: Joe Cabrera, the President of NLP, is passionately committed to our young people entering into the hospitality industry. Because of Joe’s commitments I felt NEWH was the only vehicle. Janice Marko: What are your expectations from our partnership? Leslie Temples: NLP has a strong presence on the West Coast. When I joined, one of my first goals was to broaden their exposure. I thought they could achieve this by partnering with NEWH. I’m happy to say that this partnership has killed two birds with one stone. Joe gets to feed his passion in promoting the next generation and we are very pleased with what the partnership has brought to us. Janice Marko: Leslie, we’ve talked about the importance of NLP’s partnership with NEWH. What other industry partnerships do you consider important? Leslie Temples: The HD/VNU Hospitality Design brand is yet another key partnership for NLP. They represent the hospitality indus- try as a whole. They give back to our community in ways that are immeasurable. Janice Marko: That’s great to hear. Especially since HD/VNU is also an NEWH Corporate Partner. Janice Marko: Leslie, let’s change direction a little. Everybody in the industry knows you. I’m sure they are all wondering, why NLP? Leslie Temples: I have a list of reasons but the top three are: Joe’s passion for what he does. Second, there is an undeniable void in the marketplace for a manufacturer who produces quality upholstered seating and case goods that do not come from China. And third, we have the production capability. Janice Marko: It there anything else about NLP that you think the readers would want to know? Leslie Temples: We don’t produce stock items. We are a small company catering to the needs of the creative side of our industry. I’m proud and excited to be part of NLP Furniture Industries growth. 27

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - November 2005

NEWH - November 2005
Letter from the President
Hospitality News
Learning from Las Vegas, Exposing the Masters
Concept Hotels
Hospitality Industry Finds Friend in IRS
Mof Mof – Minimum of Fuss, Maximum of Flavor
Bubble Bash a Great Success!!
Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
NEWH Welcomes New Corporate Partner NLP Industries
School from the Heart Update
Coming Events

NEWH - November 2005