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chapter news Green >inDC The NEWH Sustainable Committee is creating a national tradeshow dedicated to sustainable hospitality. Dubbed the NEWH Sustainable Hospitality Design and Development Forum, it will be held on December 9th at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. “DC is an obvious choice,” says David Mahood, NEWH’S vp of sustainable hospitality. “With its range of hospitality brands, and vibrant support network, notwithstanding the hub of our government, DC has a lot going for it.” December 9th at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC The concept is an intimate tradeshow with a small number of exhibits, and supporting keynote speaker sessions, ranging from healthy buildings to healthy lifestyles to technical advances in policy to LEED hospitality updates. The day will also be held in conjunction with a sustainable online auction, and feature networking opportunities, including a lunch and cocktail gathering on the show floor. Says Mahood: “We have deliberately limited the off-floor events to create as much face-to-face time between exhibitors, presenters, and all attendees. Since the event has a defined theme, we feel it is critical that exhibitors get to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable practices as well as presenters. We expect all attendees to gain valuable knowledge of not just sustainable hospitality but of the overarching need for a balance of consuming and conserving.” around the chapters fundraiser dubbed “White Hot Havana Night” (formerly the Bubble Bash) will be held at LIV Nightclub at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on September 13th during HD Boutique. The night will honor the winners of the third annual SOFIE (South Florida Hospitality Industry Excellence) Awards and the Silver Star honorees. For sponsorship and ticket information, email Sunshine David Greenfield, a rep for Alger-Triton, Walters, Marquis, and Troy Wesnidge, sponsored an evening in June. Pat DiNizio, the singer/songwriter for the Smithereens, played to the intimate gathering with a menu by chef Jamie McFadden. Washington, DC Metro The chapter packed more than 35 boxes of food and supplies for a troop in Afghanistan. In September, the chapter will host the 2011 Golf Tournament & Silent Auction Scholarship Fundraiser with title sponsor Host Hotels, and award $15,000 to three students at its annual scholarship awards reception. Chicago The Chicago Regional Tradeshow will take place on October 26th at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Besides more than 100 exhibitors, the day will include a free buffet luncheon, a cocktail reception, and drawings for two $500 prizes. Los Angeles Founding The chapter held a membership drive at the Phyllis Morris Showroom in February, a Sundowner at the II Moro Restaurant/Wine Bar in March, the chapter’s first hotel tour of the Hotel Figueroa in April, and the Los Angeles Regional Tradeshow afterparty at the Hilton Universal City in June. It is also selecting its 2011 scholarship winners (totalling $40,000), who will be announced at the holiday party/fashion show in December. Also on the boards: a London Hotel tour and summer soiree. Greater New York The chapter continues to hold successful Toasty Tuesdays, each one coupled with a hotel tour of New York’s latest and greatest, and is also gearing up for its biggest fundraiser of the year: Product Runway, which will be held at Marquee nightclub on November 14th. Fifteen design firms will partner with 15 manufacturers to create a piece of fashion from their products, and then walk the runway for top honors. Besides the fashion show, the night will include a silent auction. For sponsorship and ticket info, contact Stacy Shoemaker Rauen at San Francisco Bay Area The chapter will host its second annual Wine by Design Fundraiser on Saturday, October 8th. Participants will be bussed from San Francisco to Sonoma for wine tasting, lunch, food pairings, and a raffle. For sponsorships and information, contact Bryan Halker at South Florida The chapter’s annual 4 fall 2011 tel 800.593.NEWH

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - Fall 2011

NEWH - Fall 2011
Who’s Who
Conference: Roundup
Sustainability: Competition
Icon of Industry: Harvey Nudelman
Design 101
Have you Seen?
Product Know-How
On the Scene
Cover Story: Nielsen/Hospitality Design
Project: Hotel Five
Project: Azur West
Partner Profiles
New Members
Save the Date

NEWH - Fall 2011