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news newh and the chapters cream of the crop NEWH, Inc. is introducing Top ID, a new way to connect its members. “The initial spark that created this idea was a result of many publications contacting us wanting to learn more about our organization and feature NEWH and its members in their publications,” explains Trisha Poole, VP of marketing for NEWH. “Many of these publications were looking for our design membership to contact and pull editorial content. With this being a great opportunity for our membership, we (the NEWH, Inc office) did not want to offer a random selection of members to contact so we developed the Top ID list as a way for our chapters to nominate three exceptional design firms each. This gives us an opportunity to not only promote our current loyal design members, it helps us grow this very important demographic. It will make our chapters and organization as a whole much stronger.” After reviewing its active membership, each chapter board nominates design firms that have at least one active NEWH member and whose body of work consists of at least 75 percent hospitality projects. Once selected, NEWH will post three photographs of the three design firms’ recent work, and link back to their websites. “In summary, this is just another opportunity for NEWH to give back to those that support our industry and support our initiatives to build a brighter future for hospitality,” says Poole. CHAPTER Dallas More than 75 designers, industry members, and students attended the launch party for the chapter’s Life of Design fundraising event at Komali Restaurant. During the evening, designers were randomly paired with a chair sponsor manufacturer for the October 14th event’s chair design, and it was announced that thanks to the sponsors, more than $30,000 was raised prior to ticket sales. gala on Saturday, November 5th at the Wynn Las Vegas. During the evening, winners of the 8th annual awards will be announced, and the lifetime achievement honor will be given to John R. Klai II, founding partner of Klai Juba Architects. exhibits contributed by Tim Burton, Picasso, Franz Kline, and many others; held a hotel tour at the London West Hollywood in July; and a wine tasting/education event in October. On November 17th, the chapter is hosting a charity event/book drive at the Restoration Hardware Store in Beverly Hills. At the same time, the chapter is actively reaching out to the design student body by attending job fairs at local design schools. Los Angeles Founding The chapter’s holiday event will be held at the Cicada Club located in Downtown Los Angeles. It will have a roaring ’20s theme, with cigarette girls and big band entertainment. This year’s scholarship recipients will be honored and announced. The chapter also hosted a night of the arts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in West Hollywood, where designers mingled with pieces and Greater New York The chapter is gearing up for its most fashionable event of the year: Product Runway. Sixteen design firms have been paired up with 16 manufacturers to make a piece of fashion from the product. The designs will be judged during a runway show at Marquee nightclub on November 14th during IHMRS and BDNY. For sponsorships and ticket information, email Stacy Shoemaker Rauen at The chapter is also hosting a toy drive in December. Birthdays The Sunshine Chapter celebrates its 15th, and the Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Greater New York, and Rocky Mountain Chapters are ringing in their 20th birthdays. NEWH, Inc. was established in 1991. size doesn’t matter NEWH—The NEWH, Inc. board approved a new regional group model for areas without chapters—a great opportunity for smaller markets. A geographic area will need 15 members, with four members acting as the steering committee. The group will hold regular networking events and will be able to present a $2,000 scholarship annually. Contact the NEWH, Inc. office for more information. Las Vegas The chapter is throwing its HOSPY Awards 4 winter 2011 tel 800.593.NEWH

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

NEWH - Winter 2011
NEWH and chapter updates
Who’s Who
Sustainability: Point of View
Interview: Lisa Homan
Interview: Helen Reed
Cover Story
Have You Seen?
Product Know How
On the Scene
Project: Padre Hotel
Project: Hyatt Regency Rochester
Partner Profiles
Save the Date
New Members
Ad Index

NEWH - Winter 2011