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Green Awards Added to Editors’ Choice Competition at IH/M&RS

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The Editors’ Choice Awards competition at the 92nd annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show (IH/M&RS) is going green, as an eco-friendly counterpart is added to each of the five categories presented annually—décor, essentials, luxury, restaurant and technology. A total of 10 Editors’ Choice Awards will be presented at the 2007 IH/M&RS, recognizing the most innovative new products—and environmentally sound products—for the hospitality industry. In addition, the Kenneth F. Hine “Best of Show” Award will spotlight the overall best new product introduced at the market, taking place November 10-13, 2007, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“The IH/M&RS Editors’ Choice Awards distinguish the top new products of the year and position them for success in the marketplace,” says Christian Falkenberg, show manager. “We’re excited to present a green award in each category this year, providing visibility of new sustainable products that will further the green movement in our industry.”

The IH/M&RS encourages its exhibitors to submit unique products and/or services that are new to the market within the current year. Editors from the leading hospitality trade publications will judge submissions based on innovative product design, how a product answers a particular industry need, creative use of material or construction, and development or use of a new technology. Representatives from the Green Restaurant Assn. and Green Lodging News will join the panel of judges to determine the green category winners. Submissions can be completed online at www.ihmrs.com/content/marketing.htm. The deadline to enter is Friday, October 26, 2007. Early submissions will be considered for pre-Show promotion in industry trade magazines.

Winners Announced at Show in November

The 2007 Editors’ Choice Award winners will be announced during the opening ceremony of the IH/M&RS on Sunday, November 11, 2007, 9:45 a.m. to 10 a.m., at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. For additional information, contact Melissa Gray, IH/M&RS media supervisor, at (914) 421-3263 or melissa_gray@glmshows.com.

The 92nd annual IH/M&RS will run Saturday, November 10, through Tuesday, November 13. Following a full day of conference and networking activities on November 10, the IH/M&RS will feature three full days of exhibits from Sunday, November 11, through Tuesday, November 13. The market will feature some 1,250 hospitality industry suppliers and attract approximately 35,000 in total trade attendance.

The IH/M&RS is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Assn., the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association; and is managed by George Little Management, LLC.

For IH/M&RS exhibitor information, contact Christian Falkenberg, show manager, at GLM, Ten Bank Street, White Plains, NY 10606-1954. Telephone: (914) 421-3296. Fax: (914) 948-6180. E-mail: christian_falkenberg@glmshows.com. Additional information and registration is available online at www.ihmrs.com, or by contacting GLM’s Customer Relations Department at (914) 421-3206 or (800) 272-SHOW.

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