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CaféBellas Wins IHMRS 2014 Foodservice Pioneering Concept Award
November 09, 2014

NEW YORK, November 9, 2014 – CaféBellas LLC, innovator and developer of the pop-up BellaBar food and beverage experience, announces its receipt of a 2014 Foodservice Pioneering Concept award as an exhibitor of the 99th annual International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS).  Receiving third place for its BellaBar concept, CaféBellas was selected for its innovation in packaging elegant food and beverage service into a portable, event-ready pop-up venue concept.

 

“IHMRS attendees are not only looking for innovative products and equipment, but also for edgy concepts and engaging ideas to wow customers,” said Phil Robinson, IHMRS show director.

 

“We are thrilled to be recognized by IHMRS for the truly unique, captivating and functional concept that is the BellaBar food and beverage experience,” said Steven Coté, CEO of CaféBellas LLC.  “As a portable, event-ready system with a minimalist design that streamlines food and beverage service, BellaBar can instantly create location and ambiance for nearly any occasion, day or night.  We are confident BellaBar will change the way pop-up events are executed the world-over by providing a fun, engaging and visually appealing on-the-spot space for food and beverage service.”

 

Judges for the 2014 Foodservice Pioneering Concept awards included: Michael Atanasio, Overlook Hospital; Melanie Corey-Ferrini, DYNAMIK Space (2013 Foodservice Pioneering Concept winner); James Dale, Grand Hyatt New York; Robert Doland, Jacobs, Doland & Beer; Maura Doran, New York Methodist Hospital; Mark LoParco, University of Montana; Geoffrey Mills, Crown Plaza Times Square Manhattan; and Tracy Nieporent, The Myriad Restaurant Group.

 

The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show, attended annually by tens of thousands of food and beverage and hospitality industry professionals from around the globe, is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. (HANYC), and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA), and is managed by Hospitality Media Group (HMG).  To learn more, visit www.ihmrs.com.

 

For additional information, visit CaféBellas in the Beverage Experience Pavilion, booth No. 1855, at the 99th annual International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show, Nov. 9 to 11, 2014 in New York, or log on to www.cafebellas.com.  

 

About CaféBellas

Founded in 2014 by entrepreneurial team Jasna Ostojich and Steven Coté, CaféBellas LLC provides pioneering innovation in grab-and-go fast-casual cafés offering specialty food and beverages. The company’s sleek, modern and portable BellaBar offers unique capabilities in pop-up food and beverage experiences, and is highly customizable for use in virtually limitless indoor or outdoor venues and special events.  An advanced CaféBellas app further enables customers to pre-order and pay for BellaBar food and beverages via any mobile-enabled device, facilitating quick and easy service without waiting in long lines.  

 

The CaféBellas BellaBar is an ideal solution in creating instant infrastructure for food and beverage service without investment in permanent facility construction, including in seasonal recreational locations such as beaches and ski areas.  Providing an oasis of pampered reprieve, the BellaBar creates a new level of sophistication in pop-up events, and elicits nearly unlimited luxury experiences for guests.

 

Additionally, the CaféBellas BellaMini portable hot and cold beverage dispenser center provides high quality, self-serve, grab-and-go coffee, tea and other beverages from a single faucet.  Using the CaféBellas app, customers can program the BellaMini to dispense and accept payment for their beverage of choice, without waiting in long lines.  Ideal for high-traffic locations including hotels, office buildings, colleges and universities and healthcare facilities, the BellaMini makes quick, gourmet, made-to-order beverage service a reality.

 

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CaféBellas and RENSON Announce Partnership at IHMRS 2014
November 09, 2014

NEW YORK, November 9, 2014 – CaféBellas LLC, innovator and developer of the pop-up BellaBar food and beverage experience, announces a joint partnership with RENSON®, a European developer and manufacturer of sun shading and ventilation system solutions, in which RENSON will supply the shading solution component of the portable, customizable indoor-outdoor BellaBar food and beverage space. 

 

The CaféBellas BellaBar, a sleek, modern structure with integrated equipment for streamlined food and beverage service, is available in two- (half circle) or four- (full circle) section configurations set atop a custom-designed platform.  The 20-foot long, 8-foot, 4-inch wide platform features removable wheels that enable it to function as a trailer (which can be connected side-by-side or end-to-end) for transport, and quickly transition into a set-in-place 7-inch high platform. 

 

Approximately 48 inches high and 12 feet wide in its standard size, the Gelcoat resin-encased fiberglass BellaBar is highly customizable to accommodate specific design, branding and food/beverage service requirements.  It incorporates an innovative seven-stage water filtration system, pressurized drainage and up to 150 amps of power.  Additionally, the BellaBar features an integrated sound system and LED lighting effects that round out its virtually limitless configurations as an entertainment space or special event location. 

 

BellaBar is combined with the RENSON Camargue® freestanding outdoor shading solution that provides solar management and weather resistance in outdoor applications, and can be customized with features including retractable RENSON ZipShade® screens, glass sliding panels and LED lighting.

 

“The BellaBar concept offers the latest in food and beverage service possibilities for pop-up special events, as well as seasonal recreational locations, such as beaches and ski areas, where investment in permanent infrastructure might not make sense,” said Steven Coté, CEO of CaféBellas LLC.  “As a portable, event-ready system with a minimalist design that streamlines food and beverage service, BellaBar can instantly create location and ambiance for nearly any occasion, day or night.”

 

According to Coté, BellaBars are available for purchase, rental or lease purchase, and the company is also presently welcoming joint-venture agreements with national and international food and beverage providers and venues.

 

“RENSON’s customizable outdoor patio systems are an ideal fit in further defining space and shelter for the BellaBar concept,” said Gilles Vanpoucke, business development and sales manager, North America, for RENSON Inc.  “Providing sun shading during daytime events, and offering numerous customized features, integrated RENSON outdoor patio systems extend the possibilities for BellaBar in providing an anytime, anywhere food and beverage experience.”

 

For additional information, visit CaféBellas and RENSON in the Beverage Experience Pavilion, booth No. 1855, at the 99th annual International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show, Nov. 9 to 11, 2014 in New York, or log on to www.cafebellas.com.  

 

About CaféBellas

Founded in 2014 by entrepreneurial team Jasna Ostojich and Steven Coté, CaféBellas LLC provides pioneering innovation in grab-and-go fast-casual cafés offering specialty food and beverages. The company’s sleek, modern and portable BellaBar offers unique capabilities in pop-up food and beverage experiences, and is highly customizable for use in virtually limitless indoor or outdoor venues and special events.  An advanced CaféBellas app further enables customers to pre-order and pay for BellaBar food and beverages via any mobile-enabled device, facilitating quick and easy service without waiting in long lines.  

 

The CaféBellas BellaBar is an ideal solution in creating instant infrastructure for food and beverage service without investment in permanent facility construction, including in seasonal recreational locations such as beaches and ski areas.  Providing an oasis of pampered reprieve, the BellaBar creates a new level of sophistication in pop-up events, and elicits nearly unlimited luxury experiences for guests.

 

Additionally, the CaféBellas BellaMini portable hot and cold beverage dispenser center provides high quality, self-serve, grab-and-go coffee, tea and other beverages from a single faucet.  Using the CaféBellas app, customers can program the BellaMini to dispense and accept payment for their beverage of choice, without waiting in long lines.  Ideal for high-traffic locations including hotels, office buildings, colleges and universities and healthcare facilities, the BellaMini makes quick, gourmet, made-to-order beverage service a reality.

 

About RENSON

RENSON®, founded in Belgium in 1909, has become a leading trendsetter in Creating Healthy Spaces through the installation of its sun shading and ventilation solutions, with thousands of residential and commercial applications across the globe.  The privately held family company develops and manufactures innovative solutions and concepts that improve living and working conditions, while significantly reducing energy costs associated with HVAC system operation.  RENSON currently employs approximately 600 in production, research & development, engineering, marketing and sales positions in more than 20 countries worldwide.

 

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First Upscale DIY Service for Hotel Umbrellas Launches at International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show
November 09, 2014

New York, NY November 9, 2014:  Bespoke custom umbrella manufacturer, Gouda Inc., is launching a DIY umbrella and amenities service for the hospitality industry today at the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show in New York, NY.

HotelUmbrella.com is the first online Design-It-Yourself service that allows a hotel’s purchasing department or marketing team to select, design, and order high-quality umbrellas and other hotel amenities in less than five minutes. “We have taken our 20 years of experience designing and manufacturing exceptional custom umbrellas and created a small quantity, fast delivery, DIY service that meets 80% of our hospitality clients’ needs”, says Kim Baker, President of Gouda Inc and founder of HotelUmbrella.com.

Just-in-time delivery helps any size property reduce inventory and makes replenishment as simple as logging into your account. Minimum quantities start at 100 units, and HotelUmbrella.com keeps your logo on your file for rapid reordering.

HotelUmbrella.com offers selected classic and fashion frames, crafted for durability, style and value.  The online design tools offer a foolproof, 2-click process to get perfect logos and images in perfect place – no skills required!

Two week delivery to most locations in the US.   

About HotelUmbrella.com

 

HotelUmbrella.com
Turn a rainy day into a perfect stay

HotelUmbrella.com is a new, Design-It-Yourself online resource for hotels, spas, and restaurants that produces quality custom guest umbrellas in small quantities.

HotelUmbrella.com is a division of Gouda Inc., specializing in the design and manufacturing of private label accessories for clients from Marc Jacobs to MoMA.

HotelUmbrella.com is located at 27 E 21st St., Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10010. Phone 212-477-5200. Email: hello@hotelumbrella.com

©2014 HotelUmbrella.com is a division of Gouda Inc. 212-477-5200

 


Blueair to Introduce Pro Series Air Purifiers at IHMRS 2014
November 07, 2014

World’s most powerful air purifier to make its U.S. debut at the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show, November 9-11 in New York City

New York – November 7, 2014 – Blueair announced today that the company’s Blueair Pro air purifiers will make their U.S. debut at the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show (IHMR), November 9-11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

The new Blueair Pro air purifiers provide the highest clean air delivery rate (CADR) of any standalone unit on the market. Available in three models designed for different room sizes, the ENERGY STAR-rated Blueair Pro consumes as little electricity as a light bulb. The device features Blueair’s patented HEPASilentTM technology and an Air Intelligence module that automatically adjusts air purification performance depending on the amount of pollutants in the air.

The flagship Pro XL model is capable of purifying an 1180 square foot room at rates that exceed the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturer’s (AHAM) maximum ratings by roughly double.[1] In testing, the Pro XL cleared smoke at 800 cubic feet per minute (cfm), dust at 950 cfm and pollen at 900 cfm.

“As travelers become more health conscious, hotels have opportunities to distinguish their service and attract guests with a healthy environment,” said Bob McDonald, National Accounts Sales Manager at Blueair. “In the same way that fitness centers and health dining options have become a selling point, air purification is on track to become an eye-catching amenity – especially in cities where air pollution is a concern. Several hotels and hospitality companies such as the Venetian Las Vegas have begun to set this trend, and we expect more will follow.”

In addition the Pro models, Blueair will exhibit the Blueair Sense and Blueair Classic lines. Blueair will be located at Booth 2127.

To learn more about the Blueair Pro, visit http://us.blueair.com/Blueair-pro

About Blueair

Sold in over 50 countries around the world, Blueair delivers home and office users clean indoor air for enhanced health and wellbeing faster than competing air purifiers. Thanks to its high-quality technology, energy economy, and eco-friendly design, a Blueair air purifier works efficiently and silently to remove 99.97% of allergens, asthma triggers, viruses, bacteria and other airborne pollutants. For more information, please visit www.blueair.com

 

The CADR indicates how much filtered air is delivered (airflow) by the air purifier and how well the system removes tobacco smoke, dust and pollen pollutants from the air (efficiency). Tests are performed in accordance with ANSI/AHAM AC-1. The maximum possible CADR ratings according to this standard are: Tobacco Smoke: 450 cfm / Dust: 400 cfm /Pollen: 450 cfm.


Creditcall to Attend IHMRS November 9th-11th, 2014
November 07, 2014

Creditcall, the first EMV-ready payment gateway in the U.S. and a world leader in EMV migration solutions, will be attending this year's event in New York City. Creditcall executives in attendance will be available to speak about all aspects of the EMV migration, from the current state of payment security in the U.S., to what is needed to innovate payments worldwide. 

Creditcall makes card acceptance simple from any device, anywhere. Whether attended, unattended, online or mobile, our award winning EMV-ready payment gateway is at the very heart of our clients' businesses, ensuring payments flow- all day, every day. Our EMV Migration solution, ChipDNA, is a rapid EMV Migration SDK for Windows, Linux, iOS and Android. It greatly helps integrators, ISVs and VARs transition from magnetic stripe card technology to EMV chip card technology. ChipDNA is the easiest and most cost effective way of adding EMV payment functionality into a POS or mPOS application. Creditcall's EMV Kernals are used by PINpad and card reader manufacturers worldwide. 

Creditcall executives will be available for interviews throughout the show. For more information, please visit www.creditcall.com or engage with us around the event on Twitter @Creditcall. 

To arrange a meeting during iHMRS, stop by Booth 2669- Kiosk 3 or contact:
Riaz Ladha 
T: +44(0)7968 600 419
E: Riaz.Ladha@creditcall.com 


NEW Avenger HT-E Undercounter Dishmachine
November 06, 2014

Gray, KY - Jackson WWS, Inc. introduces the latest addition to their complete line of commercial warewashing equipment.  The AVENGER® HT-E is an ENERGY STAR® qualified undercounter dishmachine which is ideal for any commercial setting including coffee shops, restaurants, hotels, schools, daycare centers or healthcare facilities.  This high temperature sanitizing dishmachine features a built-in booster heater and delivers clean, sanitized dishes with a 2-minute cycle time while using only 0.73 gallons of water per rack.  Standard features include Sani-Sure® final rinse system, pumped drain, digital controls, delime mode, built-in chemical pumps and comes with one combination and one peg rack.  Available in 208-230/60/1. 


Sarbari- Emerging Business of the Year Finalist 2014
November 03, 2014

ALLENTOWN, PA (PRWEB) – November 3, 2014 - Sarbari, the Allentown-based software company serving the restaurant and foodservice industry, today announced it has been named a finalist in the Emerging Business of the Year category in the Lehigh Valley Business of the Year awards program. 

To see the full PRWEB press release, please click here.


The Rise of the Commercial Cabana
November 03, 2014

The Rise of the Commercial Cabana- Outdoor Living Moves Stateside

Shelter Outdoor helps hospitality capitalize on la vida al fresco

 

ADVANCE, N.C., Nov. 3, 2014 – With a well-manicured finger on the pulse of outdoor living, Shelter Outdoor is pleased to present their Cabana at this year’s  International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show in New York. Sleek, chic and built to work, the Cabana is Shelter’s high-style, low-maintenance answer to the growing desire for outdoor lounging and dining spaces in in the hospitality industry.

 

It’s no revelation that outdoor living has become a popular concept in the U.S. Furniture manufacturers have seen sales of outdoor furniture skyrocket since 2000. Designers are all about bringing the outdoors in and the indoors out, blurring the lines between climatized and natural spaces.

 

But did you know that Europe was the originator of this trend? Way before Americans were dining al fresco, the Europeans were loving outdoor life.  In fact, our concept of outdoor dining is based on the Parisian café. And what started in restaurants has been made popular in homes, backyards and eventually hotels across the country.

 

“The concept of outdoor living and dining has become quite popular in America in the past 15 years, for a number of reasons,” says Shelter Outdoor Chief Operating Officer Thomas Bongaerts, a U.S. citizen of Belgian descent. Bongaerts’ company specializes in high end, European-inspired outdoor structures, including high-tech shelters, cabanas and umbrellas, for residential and commercial markets.

 

Why are Americans recently embracing the distinctly European concept of la vida al fresco? “Smoking bans have been placed on indoor restaurants,” Bongaerts explains. “Cities and counties have relaxed laws forbidding restaurants to offer sidewalk seating. Americans are generally interested in spending more time outdoors for health, whether exercising or just enjoying nature.”

 

With the American consumer’s sudden passion for patio furniture, pergolas and all things outdoor, savvy hoteliers are incorporating the al fresco lifestyle into their dining and recreational offerings. But extending business - rather than recreating the comforts of home - is the main reason the hospitality industry are using outdoor shelters in commercial applications.

 

“It is natural for hotels, motels and restaurants to mirror consumer lifestyle trends,” muses Bongaerts. “Creating a ‘home away from home’ environment for customers is one of the main tenets of commercial hospitality. But more importantly, outdoor shelters and lounging/dining spaces allow hospitality professionals to extend their business. Restaurants and hotels can be more productive by keeping seasonal patio seating open for months longer than normal. They can take advantage of every square foot of property by setting up shelters and outdoor living areas. That’s why our Cabana is so popular among hoteliers and restaurateurs alike.”

 

The Cabana

Belgian in design and standing 11.5 feet wide by 11.5 feet deep, the Cabana’s minimal, modern frame allows the landscape and other adjacent structures to shine. The square frame features a retractable, water resistant canvas roof and tracks for side curtains to protect users from sun, wind and rain. The durable aluminum frame is powder coated for resistance to sun, moisture and salt.

 

As opposed to wooden pergolas, the Cabana is great for commercial uses as it is sturdy, long lasting and requires virtually no maintenance. These sleek outdoor shelters were designed specifically with beauty and function in mind, with an easily retractable canvas roof and an aluminum frame that can be can be power washed and will not rot or mildew.

 

“Shelter Outdoor understands that hoteliers and restaurateurs want to provide patrons with outdoor oases that are chic and on-trend with minimal upkeep,” says Bongaerts. “The Cabana meets these needs with a durable product and European aesthetic that harkens back to the continent where outdoor living began.”

 

About Shelter Outdoor

Shelter Outdoor brings a modern, European aesthetic to American outdoor structures for residential and commercial markets. The company’s modern cabanas and umbrellas pair high-tech features with smart design to create a haven for outdoor dining, lounging or entertaining.

For more information visit www.ShelterOutdoor.com, or connect through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

 

 

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New Sensors Guarantee Smoke-Free Hotel Rooms
November 01, 2014

FreshAir Sensor Corporation has developed new, patent pending, chemical sensors which detect nicotine and marijuana.  These sensors are the only technology available that can detect and monitor airborne concentrations of nicotine and marijuana.  

FreshAir Sensor offers a Wi-Fi enabled room device which contains both nicotine and marijuana sensors.  When smoking is detected the device immediately contacts FreshAir’s online monitoring system, initiating a real-time e-mail alert to customers.  At the conclusion of the smoking event the customer receives a time coded chart of the substance detected.  Immediate alerts and scientific proof allow customers to effectively deter smoking.

Company Co-founder Joe BelBruno hopes these sensors will protect people from unwanted exposure to smoking: “Many of us experience the effects of smoking in a rental car or hotel room and return to the front desk or rental counter to change out the room or car to avoid exposure to the noxious smell. It’s not just the smell that is the issue, it is our health.  Our sensors will help prevent that type of exposure in the future. "

Cigarette and marijuana smoke contain carcinogenic toxins which pose serious health risks.  The risk goes beyond initial exposure to the smoke.  A widely publicized 2013 study by San Diego State University indicates that even non-smoking hotel rooms exposed to smoking have significant levels of smoking related toxins.  The study also found that current decontamination techniques are ineffective, even intense cleaning is unable to remove this dangerous residue.  People are exposed to these hazardous substances long after smoking takes place.

Hotel customers don’t like rooms that have been smoked in.  J.D. Power and Associates 2014 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study found that rooms that are not clean has the greatest negative impact on satisfaction.  An earlier J.D. Power study found that 87% of hotel guests indicate they prefer a smoke-free environment.

 Smoking in hotel rooms endangers guests and reduces customer satisfaction.  FreshAir Sensor’s new system allows hotels to effectively deter smoking and fulfill their brand promise.  


New Jersey Native Invents Nicotine Sensor
November 01, 2014

Passaic native Joe BelBruno has invented new chemical sensors which detect the presence of nicotine and marijuana.  These sensors are the only technology available that can detect and monitor airborne concentrations of nicotine and marijuana. BelBruno’s sensors are being used by his company, FreshAir Sensor, to help customers deter smoking. 

FreshAir Sensor offers a Wi-Fi enabled room device which contains both nicotine and marijuana sensors.  When smoking is detected the device immediately contacts FreshAir’s online monitoring system, initiating a real-time e-mail alert to customers.  At the conclusion of the smoking event the customer receives a time coded chart of the substance detected.  Immediate alerts and scientific proof allow customers to effectively deter smoking.

Cigarette and marijuana smoke contain carcinogenic toxins which pose serious health risks.  The risk goes beyond initial exposure to the smoke.  A widely publicized 2013 study by San Diego State University indicates that even non-smoking hotel rooms exposed to smoking have significant levels of smoking related toxins.  The study also found that current decontamination techniques are ineffective, even intense cleaning is unable to remove this dangerous residue.  People are exposed to these hazardous substances long after smoking takes place.

Smoking in prohibited areas hurts businesses.  In non-smoking hotels, smoking results in lost revenue and reduces customer satisfaction.  Turning over an apartment that has been contaminated by smoking can cost an additional $8,000 in cleaning prior to rental to a new tenant.  Anywhere it occurs, smoking hurts customer satisfaction and incurs additional costs.  

BelBruno is a long time chemistry professor at Dartmouth College.  After graduating from Pope Pius XII High School, BelBruno attended Seton Hall University and, later, earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Rutgers University.  His mother, Carmella BelBruno, currently lives in Clifton. 

BelBruno hopes that these sensors will help protect people from unwanted exposure to smoking: “Many of us have experienced the chemical trail of a smoker in a rental car or hotel room and returned to the front desk or rental counter to change out the room or car so that we avoid exposure to the noxious smell. It’s not just the smell that is the issue, it is our health.  Our sensors will help prevent that type of exposure in the future. " 


Never Stay in a “Smokey" Hotel Room Again
November 01, 2014

Ever stayed in a hotel room that smelled of smoke?  Now you may never need to be subjected to that again.  FreshAir Sensor developed new chemical sensors which detect nicotine and marijuana and has paired them with their Wi-Fi enabled room device.  These sensors are the only technology available that can detect and monitor airborne concentrations of nicotine and marijuana.

Company founder Joe BelBruno hopes that these sensors will help protect people from unwanted exposure to smoking: “Many of us have experienced the effects of smoking in a rental car or hotel room and returned to the front desk or rental counter to change out the room or car so that we avoid exposure to the noxious smell. It’s not just the smell that is the issue, it is our health.  Our sensors will help prevent that type of exposure in the future. "

FreshAir Sensor offers a Wi-Fi enabled room device which contains both nicotine and marijuana sensors.  When smoking is detected the device immediately contacts FreshAir’s online monitoring system, initiating a real-time e-mail alert to customers.  At the conclusion of the smoking event the customer receives a time coded chart of the substance detected.  Immediate alerts and scientific proof allow customers to effectively deter smoking.

Hotel customers don’t like rooms that have been smoked in.  J.D. Power and Associates 2014 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study found that rooms that are not clean has the greatest negative impact on satisfaction.  An earlier J.D. Power study found that 87% of hotel guests indicate they prefer a smoke-free environment.

Cigarette and marijuana smoke contain carcinogenic toxins which pose serious health risks.  The risk goes beyond initial exposure to the smoke.  A widely publicized 2013 study by San Diego State University indicates that even non-smoking hotel rooms exposed to smoking have significant levels of smoking related toxins.  The study also found that current decontamination techniques are ineffective, even intense cleaning is unable to remove this dangerous residue.  People are exposed to these hazardous substances long after smoking takes place.

FreshAir’s new technology allows hotels to ensure that the facility is smoke–free, providing guests a cleaner, healthier environment.  FreshAir Sensor’s new system allows hotels to effectively deter smoking and fulfill their brand promise.


Former Marine Combats Smoking
November 01, 2014

Retired Marine Jack O’Toole, co-founded FreshAir Sensor, a company which helps customers prevent smoking.  O’Toole’s company, FreshAir Sensor, uses new, patent pending chemical sensors which detect the presence of nicotine and marijuana smoke.  These sensors are the only technology available that can detect and monitor airborne concentrations of nicotine and marijuana. 

FreshAir Sensor offers a Wi-Fi enabled room device which contains both nicotine and marijuana sensors.  When smoking is detected the device immediately contacts FreshAir’s online monitoring system, initiating a real-time e-mail alert to customers.  At the conclusion of the smoking event the customer receives a time coded chart of the substance detected.  Immediate alerts and scientific proof allow customers to effectively deter smoking.

Cigarette and marijuana smoke contain carcinogenic toxins which pose serious health risks.  The risk goes beyond initial exposure to the smoke.  A widely publicized 2013 study by San Diego State University indicates that even non-smoking hotel rooms exposed to smoking have significant levels of smoking related toxins.  The study also found that current decontamination techniques are ineffective, even intense cleaning is unable to remove this dangerous residue.  People are exposed to these hazardous substances long after smoking takes place.

During his career O’Toole served in the infantry, Force Reconnaissance, and Marine Corps Special Operations (MARSOC).  O’Toole said “In the Marine Corps I worked with a lot of highly trained, dedicated people who cared deeply about accomplishing the mission.”  O’Toole feels that his job hasn’t changed much.  “My job today is very similar to my job as a Marine.  I still spend every day solving complex problems with highly skilled, focused people, but now our mission is protecting others from unwanted exposure to hazardous chemicals.”   


Civilight North America releases broad portfolio of LED lamps
October 31, 2014

Contact: Sharon Katz, T 973.723.8883              Email: skatz@civilight.com

 

Civilight North America releases broad portfolio of LED lamps

Global lighting innovator creates “Light as Art” in the North American LED replacement lamp market

 

Cary, North Carolina – Civilight North America is now in volume production with their broad portfolio of LED lamps for the North American market. These LED lamps were initially developed for the European market and have been market-tested and customer-accepted in this demanding lighting market since 2006. Optimized and improved through market feedback from the global lighting community, Civilight’s products are offered in three series – Architectural, Professional and Commercial. These products provide a long lifetime of up to 40,000 hours and reduce energy consumption by up to 85 percent compared to traditional incandescent lamps.

 

“We are thrilled to now offer our North American lighting customers, as well as our sales and distribution partners, our latest technology and our strongest performing LED lamps for their lighting designs and projects,” said Jeff Lagaly, CEO of Civilight North America. Specifically, we have a complete offering of six standard lamp families, and within these families, we have three series that allow us to offer our customers multiple solutions that blend cost, performance, CRI and aesthetics.

I would like to briefly highlight each family so that your readers can get a sense of why we are so excited.”

 

The Civilight MR16 family is designed to replace halogen MR16s for accent and ambient lighting in display cases, cabinets, recessed and track lighting applications. Included in this family is the dimmable Architectural 10-watt MR16 in a GU5.3 base that delivers up to 520 lumens and a high 95 color rendering index (CRI) with an R9 value of 80. Designed around Civilight’s patented HALED ™ design, the lamps beautifully replicate traditional MR16s in both look and light distribution. Five other models, in 7-, 8- and 9.5-watt versions, are offered in GU5.3 and GU10 bases in 2700K, 3000K and 4000K CCTs and deliver up to a 95 CRI and 500 lumens.

 

The Civilight bulb family offers an A19 with an 800 lumen output and up to a 97 CRI with an R9 value of 80. This unique Architectural 10-watt LED A19  produces a beautiful and uniform light output for distinctive designs. The dimmable lamp replaces a 60-watt incandescent and is available in a standard E26 (Edison) base for use in table and floor lamps, wall sconces and pendants in residential and hospitality and other applications. Replacing a 40-watt incandescent lamp, the 6.5-watt model offers lumens of 450. Both models are available in 2700K, 3000K and 5000K CCTs. Also in Civilight’s bulb family is a broad range of candelabras featuring the Architectural 6-watt LED Diamond with a high-end metallic finish in silver or gold and a revolutionary patented optical design. Civilight also offers 3-, 4- and 6-watt models in clear, diffuse and crystal styles that produce up to 500 lumens for simple screw-in installation in chandeliers, decorative lighting fixtures and wall sconces in residential, commercial and hospitality applications. The candelabras are offered in warm white 2500K and 2700K CCTs, and all models are dimmable.


The Civilight PAR family includes the Architectural 19-watt PAR38 that emits up to 1,300 lumens from a single light source and is glare free to the eye. Civilight offers the lamp in 2700K, 3000K and 4000K CCTs, making it perfect for recessed downlights and track lights in retail, corporate, hospitality commercial and residential applications. The lamp also features a high 95 CRI, an R9 value of 85 and boasts a smart heat sinking design. Civilight offers 65 additional models in PAR20, PAR30 and PAR38 form factors in 8- to 19-watt styles that replace traditional halogen lamps and offer CRIs of up to 95.

 

The Civilight BR family includes the Architectural 18-watt BR40 that is distinguished by its ability to emit 1,350 lumens in a beautiful light, and with an all-white, smooth heat sink,  a CRI of up to 97 and an R9 value of 80. Elegant aesthetics make this this BR lamp ideal for any BR40 application. This dimmable lamp is available in 2700K to 5000K CCTs. Civilight also offers two BR30s that deliver 650 or 875 lumens and up to 97 CRI with an R9 value of 80.

 

The Civilight linear tube family will feature the Architectural 10-watt 2' LED Tube and Architectural 20-watt 4’ LED Tube, which respectively replace 17- and 32-watt fluorescents. Available in 3000K to 5000K CCTs, these lamps combine a high CRI of 93 with a wide 300 degree viewing angle to provide excellent light distribution. The 4’ LED tubes deliver up to 2,000 lumens for a variety of commercial applications, including factories and warehouses, corporate office buildings, supermarkets, shopping malls, retail stores and schools.

 

The Civilight downlight family includes the Professional 14-watt 5/6” Downlight that is available in standard Edison or GU24 bases and replaces 75-watt incandescent lamps in new or existing recessed downlight fixtures. The dimmable downlights are offered in CCTs that range between 2500K and 5000K, with up to 1,000 lumens, and are ideal for customers that are trying to accelerate their ROI. Civilight’s downlight portfolio also includes a 12-watt 5/6” and a 10-watt 4” model that deliver a CRI of up to 97 with an R9 value of 85.

 

For more information on Civilight North America and its lineup of Light as Art LED lamps, visit http://www.civilight-na.com.

 

About Civilight

Civilight is a world leader engaged in research and development, manufacturing and global marketing of LED lighting products. Civilight has more than 13 years of experience in LED packaging and innovation in LED lighting applications products, and is at the forefront of introducing state-of-the-art LED lighting products and solutions to customers worldwide. The company is the recipient of China’s High Tech Enterprise Award and holds more than 200 global patents and certificates.


Get Blown Away by the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show
October 28, 2014

Mobile Cooling Will Transform Outdoor Environments to Ensure Customers Come Back Again and Again During Profitable Summer Months

The hospitality industry thrives during the summer and warm months. This is due to in part to an increase in tourism, and warmer temperatures. While many welcome these seasonal changes in some areas extreme heat has become a looming concern. Leaders in the hospitality industry know hot, muggy, summer heat can mean empty seats and revenue loss. Locations with outdoor seating, patios and poolside amenities are increasingly incorporating environmental cooling as a core feature of their outdoor planning and opting for mobile solutions that may be removed when not in use.

According to Joe Fairleigh, VP of Sales, hospitality executives should start planning now to provide their guests the memorable experience they expect. “Many establishments are unable to use their outdoor spaces as the summer heats up. They lose valuable square footage that could be converted into sales. The Breezer mobile cooling unit serves a dual purpose for hospitality purveyors: keep customers happy and comfortable so they stay longer and spend more.” 

Inspired by their time in the Military, the Breezer development team focused efforts on creating a system that would successfully function in a multitude of environments. Today the Power Breezer Military Cooling Unit is used by all branches of the U.S. Military to keep troops safe. 

The Breezer team adapted the technology of their Power Breezer Military Unit inside a beautiful and innovative design creating a new type of mobile cooling experience ready to service high-end establishments and events anywhere in the world. The Breezer is a sleek and portable unit that seamlessly becomes a part of any environment.

The Breezer is highly efficient and can quietly cool an area up to 1,500 sq. ft. by reducing temperatures up to 27° F — simply put, the Breezer can transform any environment to ensure customers keep coming back again and again during profitable summer months.

Breezer Holdings invites the press to visit Booth 2548 at IHMRS from November 9-11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, NYC.

About Breezer Holdings
Breezer Holdings, based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, is committed to making the outdoor environment more comfortable. Our cooling solutions are designed to increase comfort levels, improve work environments and improve productivity.

For More Information on Power Breezer please visit www.powerbreezer.com 

To schedule an interview or request images please contact:  Laura Finklehoffe info@powerbreezer.com Tel. 954-949-3470


Champion Industries Exhibits New Undercounter And Door Type Dishwasher at IHMRS
October 28, 2014

CHAMPION® NEW UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHING MACHINE OFFERS ENERGY SAVING OPTIONS WITH ADVANCED RINSE TECHNOLOGY   

 

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (Nov. 9-11, 2014) Champion® Industries, manufacturer of a full line of premier commercial warewashing systems, introduces its newest all-digital undercounter high temperature dishwashing machine, the UH330B, at the International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show Nov. 9-11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City, booth #1619. This new undercounter solves two of the biggest problems smaller foodservice operations face: lack of manpower to perform proper scraping and spotty glass and dishware.

 

This quiet double-wall undercounter machine directs all the water inside the machine, keeping energy and water consumption at low levels and features STEMSURE™, a soft start to protect glasses and dishes from chipping and breaking.

 

The UH330B offers three cycle options for enhanced cleaning, washing up to 30 racks per hour with 120-second cycle times. This machine is also equipped with Kitchen Innovation Award-winning Dry Assist technology, a thermal technology that removes excess moisture quickly, accelerates drying time and provides more energy savings on door type machines.

 

Built on an operator friendly platform, the UH330B is easily cleaned and serviced and requires only 30amp service for operation.  The new "Multi-Power," "Multi-Volt" and "Multi-Phase" electrical configurations simplify infield conversion to 208-240 volt and/or single to three phase. 

 

CHAMPION® DEBUTS NEW DOOR TYPE DISHWASHER WITH VENTLESS HEAT RECOVERY

On exhibit at International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show, Nov. 9-11, at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City, Booth #1619

 

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (Nov. 9-11, 2014) Champion® Industries, manufacturer of a full line of premier commercial warewashing systems, will exhibit Energy Star qualified DH5000 VHR door type dishwasher at the International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show Nov. 9-11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City, booth #1619.

 

The ENERGY STAR qualified DH5000 VHR door type dishwasher with Ventless Heat Recovery (VHR) collects the heat and water vapor produced during operation.  At the end of the cycle, the recovered heat is recirculated back to the booster, saving both energy and heating costs. This model features a built-in booster for both 40 and 70 degree rinse options. The DH5000 VHR can wash 53 racks per hour and is equipped with a self draining pump and an automatic tank fill, saving both time and labor.

 

Additional features on the DH5000 VHR include Rinse Sentry technology that ensures the rinse temperature is always correct. This machine also features a single point connection and signal connections for chemicals and vent fan. The machine is field convertible from three to single phase or from straight to corner operation.

 

ABOUT CHAMPION INDUSTRIES

Champion Industries is a division of the Ali Group based in Winston-Salem, NC. Champion manufactures an array of versatile commercial dishwashing equipment ranging from under counter machines to single-rack door machines, rack conveyor machines and upright conveyor/flight machines. Other products include powered soak sinks and pot and pan washing systems.   The Company’s ability to customize products makes Champion the preferred brand for foodservice operations of all sizes - from coffee houses and restaurants to hospitals, schools and other institutions. 

 

In the past 12 months Champion’s innovative products have saved over 145 million gallons of water, 38 million kilowatts of energy and over $5 million in utility savings.  With over 100 years experience in designing and building standard and custom dishwashers, Champion and its employees are dedicated to excellence in engineering, manufacturing and customer service, and are proud to say their products are 100% built in North America.

 

For more information on Champion Industries call toll free 800-532-8591, or visit http://www.championindustries.com.

 

 

 


LEGGETT & PLATT® HOSPITALITY DIVISION TO ATTEND IHMRS 2014
October 27, 2014

LEGGETT & PLATT® HOSPITALITY DIVISION TO ATTEND IHMRS 2014  

L&P Hospitality will share a booth with the Wireless Power Consortium.

 

October 16, 2014 – Leggett & Platt Hospitality, a division of Leggett & Platt, will share Booth 3124 with the Wireless Power Consortium (of which L&P is a member) during the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show in New York City, November 9 through 11.

 

L&P Hospitality houses a number of Leggett & Platt groups (including Sponge Cushion Inc., a subsidiary of Leggett & Platt’s Carpet Cushion division that will be showing products at Booth 2524 during the show) which work together to provide various hospitality product options to hospitality leaders.

 

L&P Hospitality will be sharing its booth space with the Wireless Power Consortium, a group of companies (including Leggett & Platt) that are working together to set global standards for wireless charging that make all wireless chargers compatible with all phones and battery-operated devices.

 

About Leggett & Platt Hospitality

Leggett & Platt Hospitality, a division of Leggett & Platt Incorporated, provides worldwide hospitality leaders with all the tools needed to bring comfort to their customers. L&P Hospitality provides carpet cushion, bedding support, bedding and mattresses, furniture components, drapery linings and various underlayment options to hospitality leaders. Within the hospitality field, L&P Hospitality serves a wide array of industries, including hotel/motel, office buildings, cruise ships and restaurants.

 

About Leggett & Platt

Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) is a diversified manufacturer (and member of the S&P 500) that conceives, designs, and produces a broad variety of engineered components and products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Leggett & Platt serves a broad suite of customers that comprise a “Who’s Who” of U.S. manufacturers and retailers. The 131-year-old company (founded in 1883) is made of 19 business units, 19,000 employee-partners and 130 facilities located in 18 countries. Leggett & Platt is the leading U.S. producer of: a) components for residential furniture and bedding; b) components for office furniture; c) drawn steel wire; d) automotive seat support and lumbar systems; e) carpet cushion; f) adjustable beds; and g) bedding industry machinery for wire forming, sewing, and quilting.


Leggett & Platt to Show TredMor Carpet Cushion and Hartex Fiber Cushion at IHMRS 2014 Show
October 24, 2014

Media Contact:

Randy Dye

(817) 626-6690 ext. 5214

randy.dye@leggett.com

 

 

LEGGETT & PLATT® TO SHOW TREDMOR CARPET CUSHION AND

HARTEX FIBER CUSHION AT IHMRS 2014 SHOW

 

 

FORT WORTH, Texas, October 16, 2014 – Sponge Cushion Inc. (SCI), a subsidiary of the Leggett & Platt Carpet Cushion Division, will be showing its widely used TredMOR carpet cushion and Hartex fiber cushion in Booth 2524 at the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show in New York City, November 9 through 11.

 

TredMOR is a synthetic rubber carpet cushion designed specifically for the DublSTIK installation method. This popular technique provides highly durable, long-lasting carpet cushion in hospitality settings with high levels of foot and rolling traffic. More information about Leggett & Platt’s Hospitality division can be found at the L&P Hospitality Booth, 3124.

 

About Leggett & Platt’s Carpet Cushion Division

Leggett & Platt, a manufacturer of floor covering cushions for nearly 50 years, is recognized as the leader in all carpet cushion products, laminate and fiber underlayment, and commercial Double-Stik® carpet cushions. Find out more information about Leggett & Platt’s Carpet Cushion Division by visiting www.Sponge-Cushion.com.

 

About Leggett & Platt

Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) is a diversified manufacturer (and member of the S&P 500) that conceives, designs, and produces a broad variety of engineered components and products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Leggett & Platt serves a broad suite of customers that comprise a “Who’s Who” of U.S. manufacturers and retailers. The 131-year-old company (founded in 1883) is made of 19 business units, 19,000 employee-partners and 130 facilities located in 18 countries. Leggett & Platt is the leading U.S. producer of: a) components for residential furniture and bedding; b) components for office furniture; c) drawn steel wire; d) automotive seat support and lumbar systems; e) carpet cushion; f) adjustable beds; and g) bedding industry machinery for wire forming, sewing, and quilting.


LAURASTAR
October 22, 2014

"We strive to make ironing as easy as possible. At the same time, our main priority is to guarantee an outstanding and lasting result. All types of fabrics, especially the most delicate ones, deserve quality care − professional ironing systems, like the ones we offer at Laurastar, enable people to care for their clothes and to restore their original beauty."

LAURASTAR TECHNOLOGIES

The Laurastar brand strives for quality and excellence. Though already recognised as the world’s leading specialist in ultra-fine and powerful steam, it is constantly innovating to push the limits of perfection. Pulse steam, 3D active soleplate, automatic steam, active board and professional iron are all unique technologies which help you to obtain unparalleled ironing results.

LAURASTAR TO THE RESCUE

  • Saving $ - Many hotels (especially higher end hotels) contract out to a 3rd party to "iron" all staff uniforms and guest laundry. Bringing these services in house will a lot of money.
  • Saving Time - Staff members can iron/press all sorts of fabrics…shirts/pants/suit coat/ties/staff uniforms/pillows/ towels/fine dining napkins/ etc….  in a much quicker fashion. Saving time allows the staff to do other things. 
  • Saving the Planet - Laurastar uses plain old tap water to steam, press and sanitize fabrics. Dry cleaners use chemicals. The hotel can market that they use green technology when pressing/ironing fabrics.
  • Saving the Customer Experience
    • The hotel offers Laurastar to be brought to guest rooms upon request for in-room ironing/pressing/steaming of wrinkled clothes
  • Upon check-in, the front desk offers guests back of house steam cleaning/press of their garments to be returned within the hour
  • The concierge offers a quick press for guests on the move. Drop off coat with concierge for a quick 5 minute press and guests are on their way to the next event
  • Housekeeping uses a portable unit to steam clean pillow cases as part of a turn down service

 


ChargePort™ - Powering over 1,500 Charge-Friendly Hotels and Counting
October 20, 2014

Millions of travelers now charge phones and tablets with ease

Sparks, Nevada, USA (April 1, 2014) - The TeleAdapt ChargePort™ is taking the hotel industry by storm.  This attractive, simple-to install mobile device charger can be found in over 1,500 hotels across North America.  In celebration of hitting the 1,500 hotel mark, TeleAdapt is launching the ChargePort.com website, which features an interactive hotel map and hotel search function so power-hungry travelers can find charge-friendly hotels with ease.

“ChargePort has been a wildly successful product since the initial launch two years ago”, says Neil Betterton, VP of Global Product Development for TeleAdapt.  “The ChargePort was an instant success because it was the first product to uniquely solve a very common hotel problem… never enough outlets and never where you need them.  The Hampton and the Kimpton brands were instrumental in helping us launch the product into the market so quickly.  Two years later we are proud to share that in addition to those pioneering brands we’ve helped over 1,500 hotel properties to flip a problem into a valuable guest amenity.”

ChargePort.com is a new TeleAdapt website designed exclusively to support the growing demand for the ChargePort product.  The website is designed to make it easy for hoteliers to learn about and buy the product, and also as a tool for travelers to find charge-friendly hotels.  “We have a long list of customers and new ones every day that are investing in making their properties charge-friendly for the guest,” says Betterton, “now we have a tool to showcase these outstanding properties to the travelling public.”                 

The ChargePort product allows hotels to place 2 AC outlets and two high-current USB charging ports at any desk or nightstand with ease.  The installation is as simple as plugging it in and setting it down.  The unit is available in a variety of finishes and mounting options.  To learn more about the ChargePort, or to find hotels that feature ChargePort in the guestroom, please visit www.chargeport.com

About TeleAdapt

Founded in 1992 by current CEO Gordon Brown, TeleAdapt has over 20 years’ experience in the design, manufacture and supply of connectivity products to the hospitality industry. From initial focus towards supporting the business traveller struggling with dial-up modem connections, TeleAdapt has been at the vanguard of the introduction of high-speed internet in hotels, providing in-room solutions to enhance guest connectivity. Today, TeleAdapt's internet, power, docking and multi-media products can be found in over 3 million hotel rooms worldwide - from 2 to 7 star, from a small boutique to the largest hotels and the foremost hotel brands in the world.

With operations in the UK, USA, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE and Korea, and with an extensive reseller network, TeleAdapt's hospitality division is equipped to serve both global hospitality brands and local chains. TeleAdapt holds approved supplier status and Brand Standards for a variety of its products  for most multinational hotel groups including Marriott, Accor, Hilton, IHG, Starwood, Hyatt, Jumeirah, MGM, Sands and Taj. TeleAdapt has strategic partnerships with major TV manufacturers and HSIA/VOD suppliers and was a founding member of HTNG.

 


Standard Textile Launches Two New Products to Hotels
October 16, 2014

Contact: Judy Sroufe, Director, Brand Marketing & Communications

(513) 761.9256 x2243 | jsroufe@standardtextile.com

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

      

Standard Textile Launches Two New Products to Hotels

 

Vidori™ Luxury Sheeting and the Heidi Weisel Robe Collection Now Available

 

NEW YORK (10/14/2014) --- At this year’s International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show, Standard Textile (booth #2803), the international leader in the design, development, manufacturing, and distribution of engineered textiles for the hospitality market, will announce the launch of two new offerings to hoteliers: Vidori™ luxury sheeting and a new, stylish robe collection by renowned fashion designer Heidi Weisel. 

Both innovations reflect Standard Textile’s ongoing commitment to providing the hospitality industry with products that deliver superior performance to the hotelier and a luxurious experience to guests. 

Standard Textile’s latest products are poised to create tremendous value for the hospitality industry. Vidori, an entirely new, patented sheeting fabric is generating extraordinary interest among luxury properties who previously believed that 100 percent cotton was their only option.

According to Corporate Vice President of Product Development and Sustainability, Richard Stewart, “We recognize that many hotel guests desire the experience of 100 percent cotton sheeting. We, and the industry, also recognize the high operational costs associated with cotton linen. That’s why we engineered Vidori

specifically for the hospitality market. Vidori is like nothing ever seen before in the hospitality market. It is an engineering breakthrough that will change the industry going forward. In a blind touch test, many customers could not differentiate between high thread-count luxury 100 percent cotton sheeting and Vidori.”

In Vidori, long-staple combed cotton yarn encapsulates synthetic microfilament bundles. As a result, the face of the sheet is comprised almost entirely of yarns that are 100 percent cotton. 

“Essentially, the sleep surface and the guest experience of the Vidori™ sheet is that of all cotton. However, the hotelier will experience significantly higher tensile strength and product service life,” said Stewart.

In addition to luxury sheeting, Standard Textile collaborated with renowned fashion designer Heidi Weisel to design an exciting new collection of robes that will establish a new benchmark in the industry for both comfort and sophisticated style. 

“I recognized a need for hotel and spa robes that offer great fit and style, with a touch of glamour. Many hotels provide robes for their guests, but they're often oversized, and lack style and comfort,” said Weisel. “My vision was to reinvent what is currently available by creating a collection of robes that are fashion conscious, fit well, and feel fabulous. When you are staying at a hotel or relaxing at a spa, robes should feel cozy, comfortable and help create a memorable experience. A luxurious robe should be part of the overall sensual experience a hotel provides to its guests.”   

Stewart added, “This collection will provide hotels, resorts and spas with a new opportunity to provide distinguishing guest experiences, while at the same time ensuring that the products will withstand the rigors of hotel and industrial laundering.” 

 

 

About Standard Textile
Founded in 1940, Standard Textile has developed a culture of innovation, quality and service. With more than 70 patents, products are engineered to deliver durability, longevity and value. A vertically integrated company, Standard Textile is the leading global provider of total solutions in the institutional textiles and apparel markets. Leveraging textile design, manufacturing and laundry expertise, and its global infrastructure, Standard Textile serves customers in the hospitality, healthcare, decorative products, and industrial laundry markets worldwide. To learn more, visit www.standardtextile.com.

 

About Heidi Weisel

Known for the understated glamour and simple elegance of her designs, Heidi Weisel’s fashion collections have been featured at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York, and the most prestigious specialty stores across the country and abroad. Weisel's designs have been widely recognized and featured in the fashion media, and have been a celebrity favorite, often gracing the red carpet on the world's most glamorous women. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Weisel’s designs

have been exhibited at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and have been selected to be part of the permanent collection. Weisel won the celebrated Gold Coast Fashion Award for "Excellence in Design" in 2000 and is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. To learn more, visit www.heidiweisel.com.


MAHEE INTERNATIONAL
October 15, 2014

MANUFACTURER & EXPORTER 
OF HOTEL LINEN IN WOVEN FABRICS

Sheets & Pillowcases
Quilt Covers
Table Covers & Napkins
Curtains
Face Towels
Hand Towels
Body Towels

Qualities : 100% cotton & Poly/Cotton Plain Muslin, Percale, Sateen, Waffle, Twill, Drill, Herringbone, Jacquard and many more


Samkwang's Glasslock
October 15, 2014

GLASSLOCK IS KOREA'S LEADING FOOD CONTAINER BRAND:

Transparent, Clean, Durable and Safe Glasslock!

Glasslock is a heat-resistant tempered glass container brand with four-sided locks on lid, which was developed by Samsung Glass Company after 4-year-long research. The products are made of 100% natural glass, preventing colors and smells from being absorbed into both microwaves and freezers, and are free of EDC. Since the brand was launched in November 2005.  It has gained large popularity in South Korea and overseas.

For further information, please visit Samkwang Glass Company's website:

http://glasslock.co.kr/eng/brand/glasslock.asp

 

 

 

 


Repair & Maintenance (ASONS)
October 13, 2014

Visit ASONS at booth 2537 to discuss your facilities repair and maintenance needs!


William Roam partners with American Forests
October 13, 2014

American-made hotel amenity company supports forestry protection and expansion.

 

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – William Roam, creators of American-made personal care products for the hospitality market, is committed to creating healthy forests by partnering with the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization; American Forests.

 

Fusing a nonprofit program and the hospitality sector, William Roam sought a partnership with American Forests, as the organization represented a clear directive aligned with their core business strategy. “We knew there had to be a way to provide American-made amenities in an ethical and sustainable manner, this organization helps fulfill our belief that things can be different.” Says Ali Murphy, CEO of William Roam.

 

William Roam is responding to a call for change in the marketplace, where consumers demand societal, social or environmental performance. Simply selling good products is no longer enough, companies must give back. The partnership with American Forests guarantees the planting of one tree for every hotel room featuring William Roam’s Sense Collection, which could see the planting of over 250,000 trees if just 5% of hotel rooms in the US participated.

 

Lea Sloan, Vice President of Communications at American Forests says, “When William Roam reached out to us, looking to plant trees in support of their Sense Collection, we were impressed with their innovative concept. There is potential for tremendous positive environmental impact if the hospitality sector steps forward to support these efforts.”

 

Product and Availability

William Roam, inspired by the spirit of modern American travel, has three distinct collections, all American-made. The Sense Collection is artfully created without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances or artificial dyes with more than 20 skus of body and hair products, 100% recycled cartons with vegetable-based inks, mobile ordering and no minimums.

 

About William Roam

William Roam creates high quality, American-made luxury hotel amenities in the spirit of modern American travel: refined but approachable, sophisticated but spirited. A new kind of company—one that holds itself to the highest standards of quality and style, driven by the desire to do business in the most ethical and sustainable manner. Please visit williamroam.com

 

About American Forests

American Forests protects and restores urban and rural forests. Since 1990, the organization has restored thousands of damaged forest ecosystems, planting more than 45 million trees in all 50 states of the U.S. and in 44 countries, mitigating the effects of climate change. Please visit americanforests.org


Ultra luxury eco-friendly mattress from Europe arrives to market in South Florida
October 13, 2014

Click here to watch a video about this innovative new product. Bios/High resolution photos on request.

Sunrise, FL - At the intersection of nature and science is a good night’s sleep. Sunrise-based distributors Best Rest USA have found that intersection and are proud to introduce "Lux by Naturalia" to the American market as a high quality eco-friendly mattress designed to naturally give you a good night's sleep.

Best Rest worked with its partners almost two years to develop "Lux by Naturalia," an innovative and health-conscious mattress with sister companies, Naturalia and Poligon who have been developing mattresses in Spain since 1982. "Lux by Naturalia" is now available on the American market and provides an affordable yet luxurious mattress based on the newest in ECOfoam™ Visco Soy technology developed by partner company Eurospuma.

Visco soy technology transforms vegetable oils into foam mattresses using a molecular reconstruction process for quality and consistency. The Visco foam does not have any kind of odor and has high air permeability which means it always feels fresh. It is the ideal solution for a green bedding product. Mattress companies Poligon and Naturalia pair this technology with other materials to complete the high quality eco-friendly mattress.

“We have designed one of the greenest, most sustainable and revolutionary solutions for the mattress industry,” said Juan Gonzalez, one of the initial co-founders. “We wanted to design something that would have all of the healing and comfort and contouring options of a regular memory foam but without any chemicals, toxins and off-gassing.”

The entire mattress is sourced and produced in Europe and naturally repels bedbugs, dust mites, and moths. It is one of the most sustainable, environmentally conscious and biodegradable mattresses on the market today and is ideal for anyone suffering a medical ailment that needs better sleep with no toxins. It also has two different sides for heating and cooling and the foam is removable from the mattress for easy dry cleaning.

“We only used the best materials for a luxurious experience with Cashmere, Bamboo, our signature Visco Soy all incorporated into this memory foam mattress that has zero springs,” said Eduardo Bautista, co-founder.

The mattress, which has now earned the prestigious 100% Oekotex Certified label, provides superb comfort and offers relief to the body’s resting pressure points: knees, hips, and shoulders. It’s also ideal for customers who suffer from allergies, arthritis, sports injuries, and many common back ailments. Oekotex certification, which ensures that no toxins or chemicals are used in the making of the product, is so stringent that only a handful of mattress companies worldwide can meet the requirements to be partially certified, let alone 100% Oekotex certified.

“I have finalized my evaluation of your mattress after a couple of weeks of personal use and also as a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. I never detected any real smell that many patients complain about when buying memory foam mattresses,” said Dr. Jeffrey S. Penner, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Atlantic Orthopaedics. “It was readily apparent that Poligon Naturalia focused a great deal on quality and exceptional materials. Poligon Naturalia’s mattress is by far the most unique mattress I have ever encountered…I could not give a more positive evaluation.”

The mattress can only be purchased through direct distributors in the U.S. Please visit www.bestrestusa.com or call 888-WOWSLEEP to contact us and learn more about our products.


IHMRS HOSPITALITY TECHNOLOGY Division Offers Mix of Resources & Education
October 10, 2014

New Networking Space and Google Glass demonstrations among highlights

NEW YORK, NY, October 7,2014  ?  Addressing one of the fastest evolving segments in hospitality, the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show’s (IHMRS) Technology Division will offer a unique mix of resources and timely education when staged Sunday, November 9, through Tuesday November 11, 2014 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. 

Hospitality Technology, one of 5 IHMRS exhibit divisions, allows hotel and restaurant owners and operators to explore the latest innovations in tablet and mobile apps, security and safety, in-room entertainment, property management and POS software, telecom, energy management, CRM, social media, revenue management and more. 

IHMRS technology exhibitors include: Hotel Technologies, Agilysys, Bulk TV & Internet, NEC, Yelp, Samsung, Duetto, Northwind, Silverware POS, InnRoad, Evolve, Time Warner Business Cable, Vingcard, Room Key PMS, HD Golf, MICROS Retail Systems, Kaba Ilco Saflok, VTech Communications and SkyTouch Technology.

The exclusive I.MENU EXPO, curated in partnership with i.Business Magazine, returns to IHMRS 2014, and will provide tech decision-makers the opportunity to sample a broad range of tablet apps and other software for front- and back-of-the-house operations from 20 suppliers.

New this year is the specially designed 2,400 square foot networking space and “community hub” for tech executives attending IHMRS.  The golf simulator-equipped and Pebble Beach, St. Andrews themed Swingers Lounge is located in Booth 3167 and is sponsored by HD Golf, Valore LLC, Kathryn McCoy Design, Harlan Graphics and Lampolite.

Attendees will also be offered the opportunity to demo Google Glass, the so called "ubiquitous computer" device with an optical head-mounted display that can be integrated to mobile and other computing devices, and can be operated hands-free using voice commands.  Dr. Ajay ‘AJ’ Aluri, Assistant Professor West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, who was selected to participate in Google Glass program and has started exploring Glass and its impact on the hospitality industry, will be offering demonstrations from Booth 3155.

Educational sessions focused on Technology will also be held on November 9-10, and will include topics ranging from data breach prevention to leveraging social media’s benefits. All sessions are free of charge to IHMRS attendees. 

Additional tech-related seminars include Content Marketing: Greet Your Guests and Boost Your Bookings, presented by Francis Skipper, 451 Marketing’s Executive VP of Digital Marketing.

The Technology Division educational agenda concludes with the open-format, interactive presentation, Guests’ Technology Expectations? moderated by Mike Uwe Dickersbach, VP, Information Technology, Thayer Lodging, Brookfield Hotel Properties and features panelists Simon Eng, VP, Information Technology at CTF Development, Inc.; Jeff Parker, VP of Technology, Stout Street Hospitality; Darrin Pinkham, Chief Technology Officer, Highgate Hotels, Inc.; and Naomi Stark, President, Stark Service Solutions.

In addition to Hospitality Technology, the IHMRS dedicated exhibit divisions are: Operations; Tabletop; Green; Technology; and Kitchen Design.  In total, IHMRS presents more than 650 exhibitors and will attract more than 16,000 industry professionals in search of the newest hospitality products and services.

IHMRS is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. (HANYC), and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA), and is managed by Hospitality Media Group (HMG). Additional information and the complete IHMRS exhibitor list and program are available at www.ihmrs.com.


IHMRS HOSPITALITY TECHNOLOGY Division Offers Mix of Resources & Education
October 10, 2014

New Networking Space and Google Glass demonstrations among highlights

NEW YORK, NY, October 7,2014  ?  Addressing one of the fastest evolving segments in hospitality, the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show’s (IHMRS) Technology Division will offer a unique mix of resources and timely education when staged Sunday, November 9, through Tuesday November 11, 2014 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. 

Hospitality Technology, one of 5 IHMRS exhibit divisions, allows hotel and restaurant owners and operators to explore the latest innovations in tablet and mobile apps, security and safety, in-room entertainment, property management and POS software, telecom, energy management, CRM, social media, revenue management and more. 

IHMRS technology exhibitors include: Hotel Technologies, Agilysys, Bulk TV & Internet, NEC, Yelp, Samsung, Duetto, Northwind, Silverware POS, InnRoad, Evolve, Time Warner Business Cable, Vingcard, Room Key PMS, HD Golf, MICROS Retail Systems, Kaba Ilco Saflok, VTech Communications and SkyTouch Technology.

The exclusive I.MENU EXPO, curated in partnership with i.Business Magazine, returns to IHMRS 2014, and will provide tech decision-makers the opportunity to sample a broad range of tablet apps and other software for front- and back-of-the-house operations from 20 suppliers.

New this year is the specially designed 2,400 square foot networking space and “community hub” for tech executives attending IHMRS.  The golf simulator-equipped and Pebble Beach, St. Andrews themed Swingers Lounge is located in Booth 3167 and is sponsored by HD Golf, Valore LLC, Kathryn McCoy Design, Harlan Graphics and Lampolite.

Attendees will also be offered the opportunity to demo Google Glass, the so called "ubiquitous computer" device with an optical head-mounted display that can be integrated to mobile and other computing devices, and can be operated hands-free using voice commands.  Dr. Ajay ‘AJ’ Aluri, Assistant Professor West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, who was selected to participate in Google Glass program and has started exploring Glass and its impact on the hospitality industry, will be offering demonstrations from Booth 3155.

Educational sessions focused on Technology will also be held on November 9-10, and will include topics ranging from data breach prevention to leveraging social media’s benefits. All sessions are free of charge to IHMRS attendees. 

Additional tech-related seminars include Content Marketing: Greet Your Guests and Boost Your Bookings, presented by Francis Skipper, 451 Marketing’s Executive VP of Digital Marketing.

The Technology Division educational agenda concludes with the open-format, interactive presentation, Guests’ Technology Expectations? moderated by Mike Uwe Dickersbach, VP, Information Technology, Thayer Lodging, Brookfield Hotel Properties and features panelists Simon Eng, VP, Information Technology at CTF Development, Inc.; Jeff Parker, VP of Technology, Stout Street Hospitality; Darrin Pinkham, Chief Technology Officer, Highgate Hotels, Inc.; and Naomi Stark, President, Stark Service Solutions.

In addition to Hospitality Technology, the IHMRS dedicated exhibit divisions are: Operations; Tabletop; Green; Technology; and Kitchen Design.  In total, IHMRS presents more than 650 exhibitors and will attract more than 16,000 industry professionals in search of the newest hospitality products and services.

IHMRS is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. (HANYC), and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA), and is managed by Hospitality Media Group (HMG). Additional information and the complete IHMRS exhibitor list and program are available at www.ihmrs.com.

 


Guests Want the Softest Cotton Towels at Hotels and Spas
October 10, 2014

PEABODY, Mass. — Oct 10, 2014 —More and more guests rate hotels on the basis of amenities, including soft fluffy towels. The Turkish Towel Company, a leading supplier to the hospitality and spa industries, today announced that they would be exhibiting their of luxury bath towels and robes at the 2014 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show (IHMRS) in New York City, November 8 - 11, 2014. They encourage attendees to see and feel the collection for themselves at Booth # 2554.

The Turkish Towel Company products are made in the legendary cotton-producing town of Denizli, Turkey, famous for its fine premium cotton. Cotton from this region is considered to be the softest in the world. Because of this, Denizli cotton for towels and bathrobes is in demand by hotels, resorts and spas.

“We’re committed to making high-quality, longer-lasting luxury towels. Because our towels are crafted to last for years, our designs need to be timeless,” stated Barton Brass, founder of The Turkish Towel Company. “Our signature styles are simple, classic and incredibly chic.”

An example of this timeless design is the Zenith Collection, a luxury towel (700 gsm) that is super soft, fluffy and absorbent. Made from premium double-loop Turkish cotton, this towel gets softer and more absorbent with each consecutive washing.

For fashion-forward hotels looking for something different, our Peshtemal towels are hotel-quality, tightly woven and quick-drying. Sometimes called “Fouta” or “Hammam” towels, these stylish, elegant towels have been appearing in chic home magazines. It’s little wonder that upscale boutique hotels, inns and B&Bs are taking notice. In independent testing these towels dried significantly faster than traditional towels.

For those who want the style of the Peshtemal but the familiar feel of terry, we’ve also designed a “PeshTerry” towel, flat-woven on one side and fluffy terry on the other. It dries quicker than heavier terry towels, but is just as absorbent. Guests love the unique nature of this beautiful towel.

Attendees from hotels, resorts and spas can view the collection of towels and robes and meet the Turkish Towel Company team at Booth # 2554, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001.

 

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About The Turkish Towel Company

The Turkish Towel Company is a leading producer of luxury Turkish towels and bathrobes to the hospitality, spa and consumer markets. Based in Peabody, MA, with their own production facilities in Turkey, The Turkish Towel Company marries modern American design with old-world craftsmanship. Visit them online at TurkishTowelCompany.com, follow them on Twitter at Twitter.com/TurkTowel or become a Facebook fan at facebook.com/TurkishTowelCompany. 


FURNITURE DESIGN STUDIOS, Inc. features unique case goods
October 09, 2014

Furniture Design Studios can has been transforming custom designs into reality for some of the most prestigious names in the hospitality industry for over 30 years. It is our mission to bring innovative designs to life at an ever-expanding array of resorts, hotels, timeshares, suites and restaurants.

Our pieces are comprised of wood/metal/exotic material to feature all your boutique needs.

We have a presence in North America, Europe and Asia, allowing us to execute product to meet any needs, regardless of budget. Our state of the art manufacturing facilities in the USA, Canada and Asia utilize European techniques to assure production quality and reliability. Individualized attention is provided to each client, from the smallest residential furnishing project to the largest resort property.

Our superior staff looks forward to helping you make your vision a reality!

Visit us at booth 2719


ITALIAN INOX VALLEY
October 07, 2014

Since ten years ago, Genesi works at national and international level in the sector of catering appliance, self-service, baker's appliance and bar forniture.

The head office of Genesi S.r.l. is in Santa Lucia di Piave (TV), in  the Inox Valley, an historic productive area that in the 60 years was one of the most important district for the appliance and in general for the steel, in the wordwilde.

At the beginner, Genesi was a team of 5 elements. Nowadays, Genesi' s team is a group of 50 elements. The team is composed by some forty-years experience people that working together in complete synergy with the young team.

The workflow of production is flexible at the bespoke demands. For this reason, Genesi becomes extablished rapidly into a highly quality, competitive and crowded market.

Competitors pursues Genesi to improve its design capacity and its flessibility, that join with the optimal company structure, makes Genesi a successfull company, a company that is ready for the biggest industrial reality.

Adapting to all the requests of the customers always is the Genesi' s mission.

Our development process of the production begins recepting the feed-back of the customers, and also their needs. This for provide a product that is the top of the features and the top of the quality that the customers wants.

For this reason, our research and development department permanently works to create innovations to improve our products.


SECURE AND FLEXIBLE TABLET ENCLOSURE
October 07, 2014

MMF POS®, a leading supplier of cash drawers and accessories, now offers solutions for your tablet ecosystem addressing the retail, security, mobility, healthcare, multi-function hospitality, and industrial demand for small form-factor solutions. The MMF POS Tablet Enclosures are a family of ruggedized, secure, and lockable tablet solutions targeted to fit most tablets in the market today and provide maximum asset protection to prevent unauthorized use.

 

Made of lightweight aluminum and steel construction, the Tablet Enclosures have a patent-pending spring-loaded mechanism that adapts to most tablets affording cross functionality to the ever-changing tablet hardware. The base stand offers a 360° rotation for portrait or landscape orientation and optimized viewing angle.

 

The MMF POS Tablet Enclosures have a built-in 3.5mm audio port for most credit card readers, external speakers, or any application requiring the headphone jack. The design is radio transparent and a VESA® mounting pattern is provided for versatile installation to walls, counter, or other flat surfaces.

The Tablet Enclosures are available in black, red, and white. Custom colors and logo imprint are available upon request.


RICHARD GINORI TO PARTICIPATE IN THE IHMRS AT ITALIAN PAVILION
October 03, 2014

New York, NY, November 2014 – Richard Ginori, producer of handcrafted and elegantly decorated porcelain tableware for over 270 years, will participate in The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show® (IHMRS) in New York, from November 9th – 11th.  The historic porcelain manufacturer will showcase over 10 shapes including Antico Doccia, Vecchio Ginori, Museo and Impero, as well as four shapes in white: Murat, Quarzo, Barcellona and the Cup Collection. The Richard Ginori exhibit will be on view at the Italian Trade Commission’s Italian Pavilion which will be showcasing all products made in Italy.

 


AVOID INCREASED INSURANCE PREMIUMS DUE TO WATER DAMAGE
September 26, 2014

For the hospitality industry, accidental fire sprinkler floods are one of the largest culprits of costly damages and headaches to hotel and motel owners. Just one activated sprinkler head can cost up to $1,000 for every minute left flowing and the chances of a hotel’s insurance premiums rising due to multiple water damage incidents, increases with each occurrence.

Shutgun is an innovative Fire Sprinkler Shut Off Tool, engineered and tested to shut off activated fire sprinkler heads within seconds, avoiding damage while keeping the remainder of the building fire safe. Shutgun works on all exposed, semi-recessed and even broken or sheared sprinkler heads. They will also be unveiling their new Concealed Head Shutgun, specifically designed for those concealed sprinkler head models found in conference centres, lobbies, ballrooms and theatres.

When a sprinkler head is accidentally activated, quick shut off time is critical. Water is released at pressures as high as 170 psi and up to 25 gallons per minute, which is enough to fill a bathtub in under two minutes.

"To a hotel manager, the time wasted looking for a solution can be the difference between a single room being out of operation for a few days to multiple rooms being unavailable for weeks. This can now be easily avoided with the Shutgun," said Shutgun engineer and co-inventor, Greg Patterson.

"More and more facilities around the globe are requiring the Shutgun with every floor’s fire extinguisher box because they know that the longer water flows, the more it will cost them in clean up, repairs and potential lost business," he said.

Shutgun will be showcasing their new products along with their Shutgun Interactive Demonstration Box at the International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show from November 9-11 at booth #1616.

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Over 15,000 Shutguns have been purchased by such hotel chains as Marriott, Choice, Beach Properties as well as major universities, hospitals and other leading commercial property companies because they work. Shutgun’s unique fusible link offers dual protection by melting and releasing the tool in the event of a fire – thus giving the rest of the building full fire protection despite the activation. For more unsightly and shocking cases of hotel sprinkler damage visit #ShouldaHadaShutgun and share your own stories with @shutguntool.

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Shutgun contact: Greg Patterson 1-866-827-8711 greg@shutgun.ca

Media contact: Amanda Sutton 705-791-7209 amanda@catalystcc.ca


Sfera-C With UVC System
September 23, 2014

The new SFERA-C UVC Ray, is a new innovation made in Elegen, this machine can be used to Sterilize  the food during vacuum Cycle , or can be used to sterilize in stand alone, tooling or food.   SFERA-C UVC is a unique product into the worldwide market.

 


Enhanced V8 CRM Delivers Management Information in 3 Finger Swipes or Less… New cloud and mobile technology makes access to important sales and marketing information easier
September 23, 2014

New York, NY, Nov. 9-11, 2014 – According to Adam Dubroff, CEO of Alpha Inn Management (“AIM”) – http://www.alphainn.com, “The latest upgrade of the V8 CRM enhances the user experience and delivers hotel management the information they need to power their sales and marketing efforts on tablets and mobile devices – in three finger swipes or less! Hotel management teams are challenged to drive future revenues through sales and marketing efforts on a daily basis. The V8 CRM solution – http://www.V8CRM.com is a complete, team oriented, direct sales and marketing solution that instantly delivers all hotel management team members, critical sales and marketing information about current efforts  in just three mouse clicks/finger swipes or less. The instant access to daily information sharpens the management team focus and dialog as well as eliminates the time spent on report preparation and the “need to wait” to review the status of current sales and marketing activities.”

Based on years of Alpha Inn Management – http://www.alphainn.com  successful, proprietary CRM (Client Relationship Management software) use and enhancement suggestions by its management teams at multiple franchise and independent hotel properties,  AIM is offering hotels the cloud and mobile based V8 CRM – http://www.V8CRM.com with pricing under a $1.00 per day per user and is guaranteeing results.

“Sharing the AIM - real world, team oriented CRM system experience  along with its hotel direct sales and marketing expertise differentiates the V8 CRM solution from alternative CRM offerings and is an integral part of the V8 CRM value proposition. We are so confident from our own system use, that AIM guarantees results for small hotel management teams using the V8 CRM.” Says Dubroff.

In addition to the experienced AIM implementation, training, and support, several key V8 CRM features include:

-          The “Future Snapshot” providing instant access to current hotel sales and marketing plans to - book tentative reservations, call top & target accounts, and marketing/action plans;

-          The “Monthly Recap” providing instant access to past monthly hotel sales and marketing efforts tracking reservations booked, potential future reservations identified, sales call and marketing/action plan results;

-          Easy to Use forms capture all client, sales call, follow-up, reservation,  displacement analysis information, marketing, action plan, and follow-up information.

For more information on the V8 CRM solution stop by Booth #3255-19 at the International Hotel, Motel, & Restaurant at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, November 9-11, 2014  visit http://www.V8CRM.com or contact Adam Dubroff at adam@alphainn.com or 303-513-1586.

 

About Alpha Inn Management: Alpha Inn Management (“AIM”) is a hotel asset management, development, and consulting company based in Ridgway, CO. AIM is focused on delivering a higher level of hospitality and financial performance to hotel properties. Alpha Inn Management has been recognized for a variety of achievements including being an early industry leader using VOIP to offer hotel guests - free domestic and international long distance phone service and also was an early Sales Force Automation - CRM user leveraging the IBM-Lotus Notes platform. For more information on Alpha Inn Management call 303-513-1586 or visit http://www.alphainn.com.


SnappyScreen: World’s First Touchless Sunscreen Application System
September 23, 2014

Wish putting on sunscreen could be fun?...easier?...faster?. After spending an hour applying sunscreen on a family vacation, Kristen McClellan determined there has to be a better way. At that moment, the idea for SnappyScreen was born.

SnappyScreen is the worlds’ first touchless sunscreen application system and a new, easy, and effective alternative to the tedious manual application of sunscreen. The device disperses a fine mist that completely and evenly covers the user with sunscreen from head to toe in seconds. This sunscreen solution offers three SPF choices (SPF 15, 30, 50) and two height selections (Above 5 ft tall and below 5 ft tall). SnappyScreen's nozzles eliminate blotchy uneven tans and reduce the risks of sunburn and skin damage. All you need to do is stand in front of the device, select your SPF, and let SnappyScreen do the rest!

Over the past three decades, skin cancer has risen to epidemic levels due to excessive sun exposure. More people have skin cancer than any other cancer combined, and 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime (skincancer.org).  Yet, while skin cancer rates continue to rise, so do sunscreen sales. The United States sunscreen market is a $1.3 billion industry (business.time.com).  “The problem is not the availability of sunscreen; it is the difficulty of the application process and lack of awareness regarding the frequency sunscreen needs to be reapplied,” Kristen McClellan, Founder & CEO says.  “SnappyScreen solves this problem by making sunscreen application convenient and easy,” she added.

The team launched the newest SnappyScreen design at Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas this summer.  The Atlantis Resort has approximately 3,000 rooms, 11 pools, 3 beaches, and a 141-acres waterpark. The device was located at one of the main attractions of the hotel, The Mayan Temple Pool, and SnappyScreen was fully integrated into the resort’s Point of Sale (POS) system. Atlantis sold SnappyScreen cards to guests in three packages: 5 sprays, 2 sprays, or 1 spray.   SnappyScreen had over 1,000 guests try the machine and received rave reviews from customers of all ages:

"After getting sunburned year after year at the beach, finally with this new sunscreen solution, SnappyScreen, I spent all day in the sun and no burns!"

"This is one of the best inventions! I used it this past week at Atlantis and today when I was getting ready for the beach with my kids I said 'I need SnappyScreen.'" 

"I spent a week in tropics and with SnappyScreen daily, not a trace of sunburn. It feels great! SnappyScreen is fast, it’s easy, it’s fun, and you never miss a spot" 

"What a delight! In 7 seconds I was covered in sunscreen!  I don't know who doesn't have 7 seconds to protect themselves from the sun and be sun safe."

The SnappyScreen team is now preparing for the 2015 launch of additional devices across the US and Caribbean.  “We are currently in discussion with several interested hotels across the globe and will begin our implementation starting in December 2014. We truly believe that SnappyScreen is the next big thing for sunscreen application. We're not only going to make sunscreen application easier for people but provide something that is going to help the skin cancer epidemic," said Kristen. 

For more information about SnappyScreen visit snappyscreen.com.  If you are interested in employment opportunities at SnappyScreen team, please contact Katelyn McClellan at katelyn.mcclellan@snappyscreen.com


THEY'RE ROLLING OUT THE RED CARPET
September 23, 2014

MOORESTOWN, NJ – Amenity Innovations will be rolling out their red carpet (literally!) at the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show, located at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, November 9-11, 2014. Anyone interested in affordable, high-quality amenities, should stop by their booth, #3036, to snap an “Amenity Awards” photo with the red carpet wall!

Amenity Innovations is devoted to providing high-quality amenities at affordable prices. Whether you need a collection that brings out your guests’ wild side, or one of pure bliss, they have it all. It’s all about guest satisfaction, so what better way to achieve that, than to start with the small things.


If you would like more information about this topic, or Amenity Innovations, please visit www.amenityinnovations.com or contact Priscilla Shinn at 856 840 8550 or email at pshinn@amenityinnovations.com
 


Hospitality Name Badges – We’re #1 in the Hospitality Industry
September 22, 2014

8600 hotels are currently using the Imprint Plus™ name badge system. That’s a growth of 10% over last year. We must be doing something right!

Since we launched 30 years ago, the Imprint Plus™ name badge system has been popular with the hospitality industry. We think it’s because our system fits perfectly with the hospitality business model. Name badges are standard in the hospitality industry, so we don’t have to convince you of their value. The burden of proof we bear is to show you why you should pick our badge system over that of our competitors’.

One of the main reasons why the reusable name badge system continuously beats out the competition is because of just that! Our name badges are part of a comprehensive system, as opposed to many name badges that are created and sold as a one-off. Our program gives you the power: Badges are sold in all-inclusive 20-unit kits, which are designed to last a small to medium size property about a year, reducing your shipping costs dramatically (not to mention lead times on new badges). You’ll have the tools on-site to personalize and create badges for your property.

Another feature of the Imprint Plus™ badge program that sets us apart is the product’s reusability. Sure, a lot of badge companies boast reusability, but are they truly reusable? Many employ adhesive tape to personalize the badges, so when you want to change the name, you have to un-stick and peel off the tape. Un-sticking tape from a badge (or anything really) can leave behind a sticky residue that is hard to clean off and ruins the professional look of the badge. From our perspective, tape personalization is not true reusability-it’s more of a band-aid solution.

The reusable name badge from Imprint Plus™ is truly reusable: The badge plate, personalized insert, lenscover and signature magnetic fastener fit together by design, not by tape. This means that they can be snapped together or apart easily and without damage. When a new team member comes on board, just toss out the old insert and slide in a new one. You won’t have to compromise at all on quality or style. The reused name badge will look exactly the same as the original one. We’re so proud of the innovative design and quality craftsmanship that went into our badge. We’re confident that you and your staff will love it, too.

The Statistics Speak for Themselves

  • Imprint Plus™ is the category leader for hospitality name badges
  • Imprint Plus™ serves 8 of the top 10 hotel corporations worldwide
  • 92% of the largest hotels in the world use Imprint Plus™* as their preferred, endorsed or mandated supplier of reusable name badges
  • Imprint Plus™ is the premier global supplier of luxury reusable name badges for the hospitality industry*
  • 417,666 badges were sold to hospitality in 2011 alone!

*Source: Smith Travel Research (September 30, 2010)

Why Reusable Badges from Imprint Plus™ are #1 in Hospitality

Sometimes it seems as if the reusable name badge was made for the hospitality industry. Our system will support all your goals for your name badge and signage programs:

  • Implement a polished, consistent look for all front-line staff
  • Enforce brand consistency across franchises and multiple properties
  • Consistent look across badge and signage programs
  • Facilitate personal relationships between staff and guests
  • Enhance guest experience
  • Breed guest loyalty
  • Simplify administration of name badge program
  • Spend less time on name badges overall
  • Eliminate typos
  • Save money per badge
  • Fold name badges into green budget
  • Make sure name badges are ready for new staff
  • Make new staff feel special
  • Communicate promotions and special events

System Features and Benefits

Name badge and signage solutions from Imprint Plus™ have many features and benefits that will work for you, but these are the ones we think really make our system valuable for the hospitality industry:

  • No significant start-up cost
  • Premium product on par with permanent alternatives
  • True reusability by design (not by tape)
  • On-site badge and signage creation
  • Easy to design and personalize with software (included in most starter kits)
  • Instant personalization with insert sheets that print like mailing labels
  • Kitting reduces admin time spent on badges, shipping costs and lead times
  • Durable badge components and strong fasteners work for every job type
  • Cost per insert is low so changing the name or message is a non-issue
  • Perfect as an affordable marketing tool for seasonal messages or promotions
  • A name badge your employees will love
  • 1 year limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship

We’re Green

We’ve noticed that many hotels, motels, inns, and bed and breakfasts are going green! Of course you’re eco-consciousness is important to your guests, but in many cases it’s also economical. That’s the case with Imprint Plus™ product lines-the fact that they’re green can save you money. Reusing the name badge components for employee to employee can bring your cost per unit down as low as 25¢ cents per badge, and that’s not even factoring in the reduction in shipping costs you’ll experience by ordering in kits. With Imprint Plus™, you can fold your name badge purchase in to your green budget.

Find out more about Imprint Plus­™ green policies under the“About Us” section of the website.


Teledex M Series Telephones Offer Optional Built-In Wi-Fi Access Point.
September 22, 2014

Guests Are Bringing Up To Five Mobile Devices Into The Guest Room. Are you ready?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 22, 2014, Colorado Springs, CO - Whether traveling for business or leisure, who can live without their smartphone or tablet these days? According to a 2013 SmartBrief poll, 50% of respondents travel with two devices, and another third travel with three or more devices.

Teledex M Series telephones help resolve the connectivity challenge via an optional integrated Wi-Fi access point designed to support improved guest connectivity by placing the wireless connection point directly in the guest room. The guest may alternatively plug into the M Series telephone Ethernet port for secure online communications.

According to a 2011 New York Times survey, back in the early days of hotel WiFi, access per night was under 10 percent of the available room nights, not the actual room nights rented. Now it’s over 60, if not 70 percent of the rooms rented. As if bandwidth wasn’t already a challenge for hoteliers, placement of WiFi access points in a ceiling down the hall exacerbates the problem of supporting multiple smart devices in the room.

In addition to helping facilitate in-room connectivity, M Series telephones also connect multiple guest wireless smart devices in the guest room via Bluetooth technology to place and receive calls on the over their own cell network, and facilitate guest music streaming and speakerphone calls via a high performance built-in music-grade stereo sound system that replaces stand-alone audio devices in the guest room. Two side-mounted M Series USB ports support charging of both smartphones and tablets.

For the first time ever hotel guests are able to use the in-room phone handset or speaker as an extension of their smartphone, answering and placing mobile phone calls using the desk handset or speakerphone for a more relaxed, professional calling experience. Road warriors will appreciate the increased productivity and the comfortable, familiar feel of a desk phone without incurring costly guestroom phone charges. 

Patented Teledex OneTouch voice mail retrieval technology automates guest messaging by automatically activating the speakerphone and speed dialing into guest voice mailbox. AutoSync M Series cordless RediDock handsets automatically register with the base unit when in the cradle to eliminate connection failures with misplaced handsets. 

According to President and CEO Dr. Bing N. Sun, “Our commitment, history and innovation drive the Cetis Advantage. The form, function and design of new M Series are a testament to that commitment. It is, essentially, the guestroom telephone…redefined. More than just a telephone, M Series is changing in-room connectivity.” 

“These phones are groundbreaking on so many levels,” says John Grubb, Cetis Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “They are not only visually appealing, but incorporate never-before-seen feature sets that are intuitive, easy for the guest to use and add a level of convenience that truly impacts the guest experience.”

For additional details on Teledex M Series telephones, call 719-368-6544, write info@teledex.com, or visit www.teledex.com. 

About Cetis, Inc. 
Cetis, Inc. (www.CetisGroup.com), is the ISO-9001, RoHS, and WEEE-certified manufacturer of Teledex®, TeleMatrix® and Scitec® brand telephones and Y Series high-speed Internet wired and wireless access point devices. Designed and engineered in America, Europe, and China, Teledex M Series, E Series, I Series (formerly Teledex iPhone), Opal Series, Diamond Series, Nugget Series; TeleMatrix 9600 Series, 3300 Series; and Scitec Aegis-08 Series telephones are preferred by all major hotel brands globally. Cetis maintains sales and support facilities in North America, Beijing, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Dubai, Mumbai, and United Kingdom.


Valore, LLC
September 22, 2014

In early 2005 Valore Furniture opened for business in Newport, Tennessee. The company is owned and managed by partners Clarence Dyer and David Hearn. Dyer and Hearn met in 1993 while working in the residential furniture industry. Later, they worked together in the commercial furniture business prior to forming Valore.

Each partner brings to the company specific talents. Dyer has a strong background in furniture engineering and travels the globe to find the best design and sources for product. Hearn is a true leader of people and guides the manufacturing team as well as assists other companies with the implementation of lean manufacturing. The partners share a noticeable passion for the business. Both are “hands-on” in the operation of the factory.

Valore sources and manufactures a wide variety of product. This includes small custom orders as well as multi-million dollar projects. The emphasis is on contract furniture, primarily for use in restaurants, hotels, and offices. However, most applications requiring furniture expertise can be addressed by the Valore team.         

Newport, Tennessee is located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and along the edge of the “furniture belt”. The abundance of skilled labor in the area makes it possible for Valore to flex in labor as needed for larger products.

The Valore products are sold through independent sales representatives with jobs managed by in-house project managers.


CleanBrands Takes the Fight Against Bed Bugs to the Mat In AMERICA'S BED BUG CAPITAL - NEW YORK
September 22, 2014

CleanBrands Takes the Fight Against Bed Bugs to the Mat In AMERICA’S BED BUG CAPITAL – NEW YORK

 

Sporting CleanBrands MicronOne Green Shield, CES MMA fighter and network star joins Team CleanBrands to demonstrate how tough and rip resistant MicronOne fabric compared to the competition, set to battle Bed Bugs in

Nation’s Most Infested City

 

 

New York, November 9 – CleanBrands, a trusted leader in mattress, box spring and pillow protection, announced today that rising New England MMA star Lewis Corapi is joining Team CleanBrands to help fight bed bugs across America.    CleanBrands will be showing their product suite at The International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show (IHRMS) booth #2551.

 

Standing 5’9 and 170 pounds, Mr. Corapi, with a record of 6-1-0 and expected to be featured on the new Mark Cuban sports TV network debuting in 2015, is the first MMA fighter to agree to protect and defend against bed bugs.  He is being featured in the company’s CleanRest advertising, social media, educational campaigns, and marketing materials at specially-selected trade shows.  Mr. Corapi competes against the world’s toughest fighters and now he begins a new battle against a fearless blood sucking opponent that attacks its victims in the middle of night, showing no mercy and always coming back for more.  Bed bugs may be growing in numbers in New York but Mr. Corapi promises to protect all through an aggressive marketing campaign intended to support contractors, retailers, and consumers alike.

 

            Team CleanBrands is excited to introduce the new and improved Zip-N-Click, zipper enclosure system and the green MicronOne ® shield, a technology which has defined the new standard of clean in sleep protection products available today.  The MicronOne® shield means maximum protection against micro-toxins, and comes with the best warrantees in the business. 

            “Hey New York, help against bed bugs is here!    While nothing says protection better than our MicronOne Shield and our world class patented Zip-N-Click® technology, Lewis ensures that bed bugs never have a fighting chance or think twice about approaching CleanRest protection products!  Our competition’s fabric rips easily because of the low yarn count and poor quality materials, MicronOne™ is strong like iron, so box spring encasements wont tear where they meet the bed frame” said Gary Goldberg, founder and CEO of CleanBrands.  “If you are at IHMRS, make sure to visit our latest team member and take the Zip-N-Click challenge.”

            Mr. Goldberg noted that the new Zip-N-Click has been independently tested by Pest Control Operators with live bed bugs to ensure the brand’s quality and integrity, Zip-N-Click was proven to be escape proof.  Improved compliance and less tampering ensures faster and easier inspection, a critical element to any successful integrated pest control program.

            More information is available www.cleanbrands.com and by e-mail at info@cleanbrands.com.  Learn more about Mr. Corapi:  http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/f/10C56998E67084FA/Lewis-Corapi/.

 

About CES MMA

CES MMA was founded in 2010 as an expansion of the famed boxing promotion, Classic Entertainment & Sports. CES MMA boasts an ever-growing roster of top MMA prospects to complement their stable of well-known fighters in their journey to achieve the next level. CES MMA events are broadcast live on AXS TV FIGHTS’ prestigious Friday night line-up called by commentators UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich and award-winning sports journalist and renowned commentator “The Voice” Michael Schiavello. To learn more about CES MMA go to CESMMA.com or contact Jimmy Burchfield Jr. jvb@dblawri.com (401) 454.1212

 

About CleanBrands LLC

            Founded in 2006, CleanBrands LLC is a Rhode Island-based company that designs and manufactures the world's most innovative and advanced products devoted to improving the health and comfort of the sleep environment. Leveraging a breakthrough, patented fabric technology called MicronOne®, the company's CleanRest®, Healthy ZZZ's and BeneSleep® brands of bedding products provide the world's most effective and comfortable barrier against the millions of toxins, allergens and bed bugs that can naturally accumulate inside mattresses and pillows. Designed by a third-generation textiles innovator, backed by science, and recommended by physicians, MicronOne® products work. Look for the green MicronOne® shield to ensure that your home becomes the healthy refuge you and your family deserve. Visit www.cleanbrands.com for more details.


GAME CHANGING AND MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY-ADVANCED RIP-RESISTANT FABRIC NOW AVAILABLE FOR HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY AT CLEANBRANDS BOOTH
September 22, 2014

CONTACT:     Gary Goldberg

                        CleanBrands

(401) 427-1376

 

 

 

 

GAME CHANGING AND MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY- ADVANCED RIP-RESISTANT FABRIC NOW AVAILABLE  FOR HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY AT CLEANBRANDS BOOTH

 

Green MicronOne Shield Ensures Best Possible Fabric Quality, Durability, and Highest Level Protection and Comfort, While Being Easy to Install and Inspect

 

 

            New York, NY, November 9, 2014 – To ensure the world’s best possible protection against bed bugs and other micro toxins, CleanBrands, a trusted leader in mattress, box spring and pillow protection, is bringing a suite of new products that feature the green MicronOne Shield to the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show (IHMRS) at booth #2551.

 

            The new MicronOne technology, found in CleanRest Signature mattress protectors and born from the CEO’s desire to protect his son from the natural micro-toxins, offers the best possible sleep.  The MicronOne fabric, the most technologically advanced fabric used in the manufacture of CleanRest encasements, actively regulates body heat, which means that consumers will notice no increase in surface temperature and no trapped body heat in all seasons when they slip between the sheets.  Less heat means more comfort and a sign that the CleanRest Signature high-tech high-performance fabrics are working. 

 

            Offering the best possible protection, MicronOne is the only material scientifically proven and independently tested by Pest Control Operators and Allergists to be bed bug bite proof while blocking out, micro-toxins, and allergens down to one micron.  Unlike Vinyl and Plastic materials on the market, CleanBrands fabrics are durable, breathable, comfortable, and quiet.

            MicronOne will be featured at IHMRS alongside Zip-N-Click, which will be featured in all CleanRest encasements, designed for consumers and property owners/managers demanding maximum protection and peace of mind.  MicronOne and Zip-N-Click have been independently tested and proven to be both bite proof and escape proof.  Improved compliance and less tampering ensures faster and easier inspection, a critical element to any successful integrated pest control program.

            “A great sleep can make all of the difference for your guests,” said Gary Goldberg, founder and CEO of CleanRest parent company CleanBrands.  “With our proven technologies, we can help ensure the best possibly stay which will result in increased customer satisfaction, higher reviews and eventually better profits.”

            More information is available www.cleanbrands.com and by e-mail at info@cleanbrands.com.

 

About CleanBrands LLC

            Founded in 2006, CleanBrands LLC is a Rhode Island-based company that designs and manufactures the world's most innovative and advanced products devoted to improving the health and comfort of the sleep environment. Leveraging a breakthrough, patented fabric technology called MicronOne®, the company's CleanRest®, Healthy ZZZ's and BeneSleep® brands of bedding products provide the world's most effective and comfortable barrier against the millions of toxins, allergens and bed bugs that can naturally accumulate inside mattresses and pillows. Designed by a third-generation textiles innovator, backed by science, and recommended by physicians, MicronOne® products work. Look for the green MicronOne® shield to ensure that your home becomes the healthy refuge you and your family deserve. Visit www.cleanbrands.com for more details.


CLEANBRANDS EXPANDS LINE OF PROTECTION TO SOFA BEDS AND ROLL AWAYS AT IHMRS
September 22, 2014

CONTACT:     Gary Goldberg

                        CleanBrands

(401) 427-1376

 

 

 

CleanBrands EXPANDS LINE oF PROTECTION

TO SOFA BEDS AND ROLL AWAYS AT IHMRS

 

 

            New York, – November 9, 2014 -- –  CleanBrands, a trusted leader in mattress, box spring and pillow protection, will be showcasing its commercial grade CleanRest Pro Bed Bug Mattress Encasement for Queen, Full and Twin sized Sofa Bed and Roll Away mattress encasements at booth #2551 at the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show (IHMRS)..

 

            The CleanRest® PRO Bed Bug Blocking Mattress Encasements, offering the most effective way to protect the mattress from bed bug infestation, features the industry leading MicronOne® and Zip-N-Click technologies, which give extra protection against bed bug migration and liquid contamination.  Other features include:

  • Protection from pet dander, dust mite waste and other harmful allergens.
  • Sspecifically designed to fit narrow height pull out sofa mattresses and stow away cots with a stretch fabric sidewall
  • Water Proof  
  • High breathability, ensuring maximum comfort
  • Twin encasement measures 72" L x 38" W x 4”-7” stretch depth
  • Full encasement measures 72" L x 54" W x 4”-7” stretch depth
  • Queen encasement measures 72" L x 60" W x 4”-7” stretch depth
  • Machine wash
  • 15-year limited manufacturer's warranty

 

            “Our CleanRest Pro line has been the work horse of our product offering in the Hotel and Lodging industry.  Our customers told us they wanted the same protection for their pull out sofa beds and stow away cots, so we answered their call. Setting the industry standard,  the CleanRest® PRO Bed Bug Blocking Mattress Encasements are the most effective way to protect your mattress from bed bug infestation,” said Gary Goldberg, founder and CEO of CleanBrands.   “I invite you to visit us at IHMRS this week, take the Zip-N-Click test, and feel the MicronOne difference yourself.”

 

            MicronOne® patented fabric technology was born from Mr. Goldberg’s desire to protect his son from the natural micro-toxins, like dust mite waste or mold spore, that build up over time in any pillow, mattress or box spring.  The result of several years of research and development is a process which creates a uniform pore structure used in our suite of allergen and micro-toxin barrier fabrics. MicronOne technology fabrics can filter airborne particles down to one micron essentially matching the protective performance of vinyl without sacrificing any of the comfort and moisture vapor breathability that is essential for a good night’s sleep.

 

About CleanBrands LLC

            Founded in 2006, CleanBrands LLC is a Rhode Island-based company that designs and manufactures the world's most innovative and advanced products devoted to improving the health and comfort of the sleep environment. Leveraging a breakthrough, patented fabric technology called MicronOne®, the company's CleanRest®, Healthy ZZZ's and BeneSleep® brands of bedding products provide the world's most effective and comfortable barrier against the millions of toxins, allergens and bed bugs that can naturally accumulate inside mattresses and pillows. Designed by a third-generation textiles innovator, backed by science, and recommended by physicians, MicronOne® products work. Look for the green MicronOne® shield to ensure that your home becomes the healthy refuge you and your family deserve. Visit www.cleanbrands.com or e-mail info@cleanbrands.com  for more details.


CLEANBRANDS VISITS IHMRS WITH ONE GOAL – A HEALTHIER, CLEANER SLEEP
September 22, 2014

CONTACT:     Gary Goldberg

                        CleanBrands

(401) 427-1376

 

 

 

CleanBrands Visits IHMRS With One Goal –

a Healthier, Cleaner Sleep

 

At CleanBrands, our sole mission is to help you get a better night’s sleep.  And not just better, but healthier. We design and manufacture the world’s most advanced and medically effective allergy bedding-barrier products.”

 

            New York -- November 9, 2014 –  A trusted leader in mattress, box spring and pillow protection, CleanBrands, developers of the industry leading CleanRest®, will be visiting the  International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show (IHMRS) at booth #2551for one goal:  to enable the industry to get a healthier, cleaner sleep for all attendees and their millions of guests.

 

            How?  The idea for CleanRest®started when the CEO’s oldest child began suffering from night time breathing and sleeping difficulties. Numerous doctors agreed that his problems were due to the harmful micro-toxins, allergens and dust mites that live inside everyone's mattress and pillows. The CEO decided to use his textile-science background to help his son.

 

            “My family has three generations of experience designing and manufacturing some of the world's finest high-performance fabrics,” said founder and CEO Gar Goldberg, a third generation textile technology expert.  “Armed with this knowledge, I created MicronOne® fabric technology, the first fabric that's able to block even the tiniest micro-toxins, creating a breathable barrier between you and them.”

 

            What is CleanRest®CleanRest® is a family of products designed to provide the user with the cleanest, healthiest sleep possible. CleanRest® features an advanced technology called MicronOne®, which offers the highest level of protection available today. It protects you from all microscopic toxins that exist naturally in every bed and pillow. Each square inch of the patented MicronOne® fabric contains about 3 billion pores; a weave so tiny moisture can’t get in and micro-toxins can’t get to you. It creates a breathable, yet effective barrier between you and what’s in your bedding. CleanRest® provides protection from bed bugs and bed wetting, creating the cleanest and safest sleep environment possible. CleanRest® products include mattress encasements, pillow encasements, allergy-free pillows, comforters and duvet encasements, which all give complete 360° coverage against allergens. This revolutionary new product is the quickest, simplest way to improve your sleep.

 

            Mr. Goldberg added, “It’s a great feeling to know I have helped my children, and in the process improved my whole family's well-being. Now I have the opportunity to help do the same for you and your family.  “I invite you to try our CleanRest® products and start experiencing a new level of healthy sleep and peace of mind at IHMRS this week.”

    

About CleanBrands LLC

            Founded in 2006, CleanBrands LLC is a Rhode Island-based company that designs and manufactures the world's most innovative and advanced products devoted to improving the health and comfort of the sleep environment. Leveraging a breakthrough, patented fabric technology called MicronOne®, the company's CleanRest®, Healthy ZZZ's and BeneSleep® brands of bedding products provide the world's most effective and comfortable barrier against the millions of toxins, allergens and bed bugs that can naturally accumulate inside mattresses and pillows. Designed by a third-generation textiles innovator, backed by science, and recommended by physicians, MicronOne® products work. Look for the green MicronOne® shield to ensure that your home becomes the healthy refuge you and your family deserve. Visit www.cleanbrands.com or e-mail info@cleanbrands.com  for more details.


“START SPREADING THE NEWS!!” CLEANBRANDS PATENTED ZIP-N-CLICK® 2.0 MAKES NEW YORK DEBUT AT IHMRS
September 22, 2014

CONTACT:     Gary Goldberg

                        CleanBrands

(401) 427-1376

 

 

 

“START SPREADING THE NEWS!!” 

CLEANBRANDS PATENTED ZIP-N-CLICK® 2.0

MAKES NEW YORK DEBUT AT IHMRS

 

That “Clicking” Sound from the Industry’s Gold Standard, Ensures Fabric Quality, Durability, and Integrity, while Offering World’s Fastest Installation and Easiest Inspection

 

 

            New York, NY, November 9, 2014 – To ensure maximum protection against bed bugs at the most vulnerable point, CleanBrands, a trusted leader in mattress, box spring and pillow protection, is bringing the new and improved Zip-N-Click, zipper enclosure system to booth #2551 of  the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show (IHMRS).  The new CleanBrands-patented Zip-N-Click will be featured in all CleanRest encasements, designed for consumers and property owners/managers that demand maximum protection and peace of mind. 

 

            Zip-N-Click, providing the best possible protection against bed bugs that technology can offer, ensures the zipper closure, the most vulnerable point in all encasements is sealed and locked for the true professional level installation.   Zip-N-Click, featuring an oversized, contrasting colored zipper pull, requires less dexterity and making it easy to install.  The patented “clicking” sound lets the installer know that the zipper is now locked and offering the best possible protection.  The transparent cover and contrasting green zipper pull improves visibility and saves time when it comes to inspection.

            “We are proud to be bringing the best world’s best protection to the hospitality industry!” said Gary Goldberg, founder and CEO of CleanBrands.  “Our patented Zip-N-Click, marked by the “click” lock-in signature sound, will ensure quick installation and inspection that exceed the needs of the most demanding guest and hotelier alike.  Our  two important improvements to our already ‘best in class’ design which thrilled our PCO test group, offers the best possible peace of mind that only comes with a good and clean night’s sleep.  So take the Zip-N-Click challenge today!!”

            Independently tested with live bed bugs to ensure the brand’s quality and integrity, Zip-N-Click was proven to be escape proof.  Improved compliance and less tampering ensures faster and easier inspection, a critical element to any successful integrated pest control program.

            Zip-N-Click will be featured at IHMRS alongside the green MicronOne ® shield, a technology which has defined the new standard of clean in sleep protection products available today.  The MicronOne shield means maximum protection against micro-toxins, and comes with the best warrantees in the business. 

 

            More information is available www.cleanbrands.com and by e-mail at info@cleanbrands.com.

 

About CleanBrands LLC

            Founded in 2006, CleanBrands LLC is a Rhode Island-based company that designs and manufactures the world's most innovative and advanced products devoted to improving the health and comfort of the sleep environment. Leveraging a breakthrough, patented fabric technology called MicronOne®, the company's CleanRest®, Healthy ZZZ's and BeneSleep® brands of bedding products provide the world's most effective and comfortable barrier against the millions of toxins, allergens and bed bugs that can naturally accumulate inside mattresses and pillows. Designed by a third-generation textiles innovator, backed by science, and recommended by physicians, MicronOne® products work. Look for the green MicronOne® shield to ensure that your home becomes the healthy refuge you and your family deserve. Visit www.cleanbrands.com for more details.


FAM Capital Group ATM LLC
September 19, 2014

FAM ATM provides full service ATM programs across the nation. We offer numerous machine styles to match the aesthetics of your establishment. With our full service ATM program not only will you be providing your patrons with a desirable amenity, you are also generating additional income for your company with no additional cost. 


Matrix to Spotlight its ‘ETERNITY LE’ – ‘The IP-PBX specialized for Large Hotels’ at IHMRS 2014, New York, NY USA
September 19, 2014

Vadodara, India (September 19, 2014)

 

Matrix to Spotlight its ‘ETERNITY LE’ – ‘The IP-PBX specialized for Large Hotels’ at IHMRS 2014, New York, NY USA

 

Matrix, a leading manufacturer and provider of IP based Phone Systems and Voice Gateways, is pleased to showcase its newly launched  ETERNITY LE’ – ‘The IP-PBX specialized for Resort, Casino, Large Hotels’,  at  NTERNATIONAL HOTEL, MOTEL + RESTAURANT SHOW® 2014 at

 

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center  New York, NY USA

 

Matrix ETERNITY is a feature rich IP-PBX designed to meet the diverse communication needs of hospitality industry. It incorporates all hospitality functions including support for Property Management System (PMS) Auto Attendance, Music on Hold and Call Accounting. It supports PSTN, T1-PRI/RBS, IP-SIP, GSM/3G networks and HF/VHF/UHF Radio CNR interface; and contributes in streamlining the routine hotel operations with increased staff mobility and productivity.

The eye catcher for the show - Matrix ETERNITY LE is a powerful hospitality communication solution designed for large hotels to transcend all technological, organizational and geographical boundaries. This thorough breed solution offers advanced functionality backed by reliability and flexibility that today's hoteliers expect from a communication solution. ETERNITY LE provide CNR interface with HF/VHF/UHF Radio network which enable hotel staff to communicate between PBX and radio network seamlessly.  Its advanced call capabilities and comprehensive features facilitate to serve guests more efficiently without any human error. ETERNITY LE is an energy efficient, compact, single rack solution that eliminates the need of large power stations and stacking multiple cabinets to offer scalability up to 2000 Guest Rooms connection.

 

Visit Matrix at IHMRS 2014 during  November 09-11, 2014 at Booth No: 3319

 

 

Contacts

Matrix Comsec

Ashu Upa

Ph. :(800)283-0539

Fax :(888)717-7472

Ashu.Upa@MatrixComSec.com            

 


It’s about time…rethinking the guestroom alarm clock!
September 17, 2014

Recognizing the continued importance of accessible power at the nightstand, Brandstand Products is about to revolutionize the nightstand environment by taking a fresh approach and designing an alarm clock that combines time and power.  In doing so, Brandstand solves two problems with one product - CubieTime!

With the growing success of the Cubie and CubieMini, it was only a matter of time before Brandstand set out to provide hotels with another clever power solution.  CubieTime enhances the guest room experience by keeping guests on time and powered up! 

CubieTime’s one knob, one function design delivers a simplified interface. The 4.5” square footprint, takes up minimal space and the sleek styling integrates  into any guest room decor. CubieTime also features surge protection, single day alarm, auto update for daylight saving time, display dimmer function, pass-through plug and abides by strict UL standards including the UL spill test.  

About CubieMini™: ?The CubieMini is compact by design but big on power and provides a perfect power and charging solution for the nightstand where space is limited. Features include: 2 power outlets, 2 USB charging ports, surge protection, pass-through plug and two decorative faceplates.

 

About Cubie™: ?The Cubie with it’s retro-fit design brings additional power to the  guest room desktop or nightstand. Features include: 3 power outlets, 2 USB charging ports, surge and over-current protection and a pass-through plug! The versatile mounting bracket can be installed to a variety of desktops.

 

About Brandstand Products: ?Brandstand Products, a subsidiary of TXS Industrial Design Inc., offers innovatively designed, user-friendly amenity products for the hospitality industry.

For more information, please visit www.brandstand.com.


IM-500 Hoshizaki Square Cuber Wins Award
September 11, 2014

Hoshizaki America, Inc. is Winner in ACHR News 2014 Dealer Design Awards

Peachtree City, GA, July 21, 2014 Hoshizaki America, Inc. was recognized for excellence in product design in the 11th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. An independent panel of contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 92 entries. The company’s IM-500SAA, Stackable Square Cuber was the Bronze Award Winner in the Refrigeration & Ice Machines.

News Publisher Mike Murphy stated, "These awards give us a unique opportunity to recognize the outstanding research and development efforts that go into many of the products serving the HVACR industry and the awards issue gives our readers an opportunity to read about innovative installation and service solutions."

“In the last few years the ACHR News and HVAC judges have recognized Hoshizaki for award winning refrigeration and ice machine products. The tradition continues with the IM-500SAA Stackable Square Cuber, winner of the Dealer Design Award for achievement in Design and Engineering.”  At Hoshizaki we listen to our customer’s and deliver! Hoshizaki is very proud to receive this award again.”

Gary Weyhausen, VP of Sales & Marketing


Now Factory Direct
September 09, 2014

Party Express is NOW FACTORY DIRECT!  As of 2014 Party Express has been aquired by The Beistle Company, the nations oldest and largest Party Goods Manufacturer.  Founded in 1900, we are now offering factory direct pricing right to the hospitality industry.  With over 114 years of experience, 9500 different items, and 1 million square feet of manufacturing space Party Express is here to serve you!

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