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Guestroom 2010’s Return to IH/M&RS Includes Environmental Focus


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Guestroom 2010 will return to the 92nd annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show (IH/M&RS), showcasing the cutting-edge innovations and eco-friendly new products that will soon be found in hotel guestrooms. The model hotel room, developed by the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), will feature nearly 50 of the latest and near-future technologies at the industry’s premier marketplace, taking place November 10-13, 2007, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“Guestroom 2010 is a unique presentation of the remarkable new products that will make the hotel experience more efficient, comfortable and earth-friendly,” says Christian Falkenberg, IH/M&RS show manager. “It received an overwhelming response at the 2006 IH/M&RS, and we’re pleased to reintroduce it to our attendees with a new collection of exciting technologies.”

Environmentally-friendly products making their debut in Guestroom 2010, further enhancing the green emphasis of the 2007 IH/M&RS, include Ultimate Organic Bath Towels by Target Brands Inc., made from 100 percent certified organically-grown cotton; Quiet Ionic Lighted Hair Dryer by Andis Co., an energy-efficient dryer with a quiet turbo motor and diffused night light; and Recyclable Modular Carpet by InterfaceFLOR, eco-friendly carpet tiles composed of a highly-renewable corn-based polymer.

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Additional products include the Oxygenics Resort Spa Self-Pressurizing Showerhead, the world’s first shower fixture that generates a full-power spray while using 70 percent less water; Natura Dispenser Program by Green Suites International, a personal care dispenser system that prevents more than 1,000 amenity packages from entering local landfills annually; and Thymes Paper Bottles by Green Suites International, an attractive, environmental alternative to traditional plastic bottle amenities that is constructed using 75 percent paper.

New technologies in the 2007 version of Guestroom 2010, which made their debut at the June 2007 HITEC, include MASTOR by IBM, a device that allows hotel staff members to easily communicate with foreign-speaking guests; Digital Door Viewer by First View Security Inc., which allows hotel guests to view an expanded area outside their door with a flat-screen LCD color monitor; and Television Mirror by dëcorus Worldwide Inc. and Unique Bath Solutions Inc., a television that is visible through the mirror when turned on, and disappears when turned off for complete mirror reflection.

HFTP is the professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, resorts, clubs, casinos, restaurants and other hospitality-related businesses. The association provides continuing education and networking opportunities to more than 4,600 members around the world, and produces the premiere hospitality technology show, HITEC. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the certification for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. Additional information about Guestroom 2010 is available online at www.guestroom2010.org.

The 92nd annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show will run Saturday, November 10, through Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Following a full day of conference and networking activities on Saturday, November 10, the IH/M&RS will feature three full days of exhibits from Sunday, November 11, through Tuesday, November 13. The market presents some 1,250 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts approximately 35,000 in total trade attendance.

The International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show is sponsored by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., and the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association; and is managed by GLM.

For IH/M&RS exhibitor information, contact Christian Falkenberg, show manager, at (914) 421-3296, or by e-mail at 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.