Pivot Point To Debut At HX 2017

Pivot Point HX 2017

Revolutionary hotel F&B concept to be featured on trade show floor

Pivot Point, a foodservice concept designed by Christensen Consultants of San Jose, CA, has been chosen as the feature for the HX360° Innovation Zone Food & Beverage area, and will debut in a 900-square-foot working model at HX: The Hotel Experience, November 12-13, 2017 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

“We are delighted to present ‘Pivot Point’ to HX attendees this November,” said Phil Robinson, VP/ Group Show Director of event producer HMG. “It’s a clever design, applicable for any type of hotel property, and fulfills the show’s promise to present unique ideas that improve the guest experience.”

Pivot Point HX 2017“Pivot Point” utilizes a dual personality to adjust to the needs of hotel guests throughout the day. By daylight hours, Pivot Point makes food its primary focus. This setup allows for refrigeration, light cooking appliances, and coffee and espresso services to take center stage, giving guests a wide variety of dining options.

By night, in a change that can take less than a minute, the evening personality emerges and beverages take the lead. The key is the unique ability to “pivot” the back bar refrigeration, glass and bottle displays, taps, and more into prominence. The pivot maneuver is accomplished by placing the back bar areas on a large turntable that rotates the bar. Rotation can be handled by a single employee, is manual, and does not require machinery to function. 

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The concept’s guest-responsive, multi-function innovation is perfect for hotels with limited amenities or as a specialty area for larger destinations. It will also embrace enhanced technology with smartphone and tablet ordering, and will utilize the latest sustainability initiatives.

HX360° Innovation Zone Food & Beverage is one of three innovation zones to be presented at HX 2017. Other zones promoting Spa & Wellness and Hotel Lobby & Bar will also be offered.

To learn more about Pivot Point at HX 2017, click here.


Christensen Consultants was founded in 1994 by Peter Christensen, FCSI, with a firm commitment to excellence in the design of food service facilities. The firm has been involved in many types of foodservice design projects including: independent restaurants, chain restaurants, business and industry, institutional, recreation, entertainment, hotels and education. Clients include Westin, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Santa Clara University, Samsung, Dropbox, Safeway, The Grand Sierra Resort, and The San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation.   

HX is the largest hospitality trade show in North America with 400 exhibitors presenting a broad range of hospitality products and services that create a 360° impression of the guest experience. The 100,000 square feet of resources are dedicated to inspiring 10,000+ industry professionals, which include hotel owners, GMs, and hospitality property executives from casinos and resorts, independent and branded hotels, management and purchasing companies, military base lodging, and more. HX is held annually each November in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. HX is presented 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), and co-located with Boutique Design New York (BDNY), November 12-13, 2017.