NEW YORK – The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show® brings a major hospitality design event, Boutique Design New York, back this year when it opens at the Jacob Javits Convention Center Nov. 12-15.
Other highlights of the 96th annual show will include the debut of the Hotel F&B Zone and the launch of an iPad application area.
“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,” says Lynn White, Show Manager.
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 http://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, Nov. 13. A full-day conference for senior level hospitality managers, the event also will feature the CEO Leadership Panel and U.S. Lodging Industry Summit Panel. Highlighting the program is a keynote luncheon focusing on 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 through Tuesday. Registration is available at http://www.ihmrs.com.
Education continues on Sundayand Mondaywith 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 http://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 top authors and 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 http://www.njra.org or call 800-848-6368. NJRA members are offered discounted IHMRS admission of $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 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 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 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.