from Lynn White, Show Manager
This November, product discovery will prevail, as suppliers representing every hospitality product category convene to showcase their latest innovations and services, including food and beverage, furnishings, technology, equipment, linens, amenities, tableware, cleaning and more. The industry’s most powerful buyers – including hotel, casino, resort and restaurant owners and operators, purchasing companies, hospitality design firms, catering, corporate and healthcare foodservice professionals, and equipment dealerships– will attend to source the latest products and services the industry has to offer.
Supporting new products, resources and innovation, the IHMRS will roll out two new special focus areas on the Show floor this year. Attendees will discover new attention to hotel food and beverage operations through the Hotel F&B Zone, and insight into the world of “apps” within a tech-savvy iPad application section. “IHMRS 2011 is all about cultivating new business and offering inspiration, as industry professionals get their footing in a new economy and look to make smart purchasing decisions that will impact the bottom line. There’s a new way of doing business, and IHMRS offers the products, resources, and education to succeed.”
Boutique Design New York
The event that brought hospitality design back to New York returns alongside the IHMRS November 13-14, at Javits Center North. BDNY 2011 will present 50 percent more exhibitors over its 2010 debut, with a carefully-edited selection of suppliers. Some 5,000 designers, architects, purchasers and developers, along with cross-over attendance from the IHMRS, are expected. BDNY is a joint venture between the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. (HANYC), the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA) and ST Media Group, and is managed by GLM. For additional details, visit www.bdny.com.
Technology Issues that Keep a GM Up at Night, Bells & Whistles for Your Marketing Mix, Hotel Green Programs with Return on Investment, and Boutique Brands…Global Plans, are among the topics to be addressed during the 2011 Hospitality Leadership Forum (HLF) on Saturday, November 13. A full-day conference for senior level hospitality managers, the event also will feature the much-anticipated CEO Leadership Panel and U.S. Lodging Industry Summit Panel. Highlighting the program is a keynote luncheon addressing hotel restaurants, featuring Chef-Owner Daniel Boulud, famed for several award-winning restaurants including DANIEL, Café Boulud, Bar Pleiades, DB Bistro Moderne, Bar Boulud and DBGB Kitchen and Bar. The HLF is $139 per person, and includes admission to the IHMRS and BDNY Sunday, November 13 through Tuesday, November 15. Registration is available at www.ihmrs.com.
Education continues on Sunday, November 13, and Monday, November 14, with such programs as Upgrading After the Downturn: Maximizing Hotel F&B Renovations, Tiered Purchasing Strategies, Missed Opportunities in Hotel Food and Beverage Operations, and Cap-Ex Makes a Comeback. These programs are free of charge with IHMRS registration. A complete listing of educational programs is available online, at www.ihmrs.com.
The New York Marketplace
The latest in foodservice equipment, design, supply trends, and food and beverage will take center stage with the return of The New York Marketplace, presented by MTucker, a division of Singer, NY LLC. A show within the Show, the 2011 Marketplace will offer cooking demonstrations, food samplings, wine and beverage tastings, and more. In addition, the Kitchen Arts and Letters bookstore will return with book signings by today’s hottest authors and exciting guest speakers. Exhibiting companies include Cardinal International, Libbey, Southbend, Oneida, Captive Aire, Turbo Air, Day & Night, Scandia Seafood, Manhattan Beer, and Cafe Sacco.
New Jersey Restaurant Association Foodservice Arena
The New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) returns this year to present the Foodservice Arena, a popular Show floor feature attracting thousands of restaurateurs from the tri-state region and around the world. Product categories featured within this space include beverages, credit card and payroll systems, cutlery, equipment, furniture, oil and grease systems, packaging, and table linens, as well as services such as architecture, design, construction and culinary schools. The Arena will be enhanced this year with the addition of specialty pavilions, including International Flavors, Green Solutions, Business Solutions and Pizza Solutions. Additionally, the Education Center, inaugurated in 2010 with a series of peer-to-peer seminars about current industry subjects, will continue.
For additional information about the NJRA Foodservice Arena, visit www.njra.org or call 800-848-6368. NJRA members are offered discounted IHMRS admission of just $10 through October 30, 2011 with a special promotion code.
Hotel F&B Zone
Debuting this year, the Hotel F&B Zone is an edited division of statement-making products for hotel, resort and casino food and beverage operations. Endorsed by the American Hotel & Lodging Association Food & Beverage Committee, exhibitors within this area will feature such products as Bar Equipment, Beer, Wine & Spirits, Breakfast Foods, Buffet ware and Catering Accessories, Cooking Equipment, China, Glassware and Flatware, Coffee and Tea, Menus, Software & Technology, Specialty Food and Beverages, Table Linens and Uniforms.
iPad Application Area
With new applications launching at a rapid pace, the IHMRS will offer an iPad application area for the first time this year. Sponsored by Hospitality Upgrade magazine, visitors will experience a first-hand look at apps to assist both front of the house and back of the house operations, such as concierge, engineering, housekeeping, check-in, security and more.
Salon of Culinary Art
The Salon of Culinary Art returns with more than 300 extraordinary “food as art” displays. Presented by the Société Culinaire Philanthropique, the 143rd annual Salon will feature elaborate buffet tables, decorated fish and poultry, pastry work and other creatively prepared foods.
Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design
The 31st annual Gold Key Awards will honor firms for excellence in hospitality design within the categories of:• Best Hotel Design/Resort
• Best Hotel Design/Urban
• Bathroom, Guest Room
• Restaurants/Casual Dining
• Restaurants/Fine Dining
Taking place from 7:30 – 9:30am on Monday, November 14, at the InterContinental New York Times Square, the awards ceremony also will feature the 2011 Designer of the Year, selected by sponsors Interior Design and HOTELS magazines. In addition, NEWH, Inc., the Hospitality Industry Network will present its annual Icon of Industry Award to Harvey Nudelman. Tickets are $75 each and available through IHMRS attendee registration at www.ihmrs.com. Show registration is free of charge with a Gold Key Awards ticket purchase. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to the Javits Center following the ceremony.
Editors’ Choice Awards
Presented in 10 total categories – Design, Equipment & Supplies, Guest Amenities, Tabletop, Technology, as well as eco-friendly equivalents to each of these categories – the Editors’ Choice Awards will celebrate the best new products on the Show floor. Selected by editors of the leading hospitality trade publications, Editors’ Choice Awards are awarded based on innovative design, how the product answers a particular industry need, creative use of material or construction, and development or use of a new technology. Highlighting the awards is the Kenneth F. Hine Best of Show Award, for the overall best new product. Winners will be announced during the Opening Ceremony at 9:45 am, on Sunday, November 13, 2011.
The IHMRS is owned by NYSH&TA, HANYC, and AH&LA, and is managed by GLM.
Lynn White, show manager
GLM Customer Relations
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Dates & Hours
Saturday, November 12
9:00am – 5:00pm
(Hospitality Leadership Forum)
Sunday, November 13
10:00am – 5:00pm
Monday, November 14
10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 15 10:00am – 4:00pm