INNOVATIONS IN HOTEL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Ice Machine

Hoshizaki says its DKM-500, Serenity Series Hotel Ice maker and Dispenser is 35 percent quieter than other hotel dispensers, can produce up to 466 pounds of ice per 24 hours, will dispense 13 pounds of ice per minute and store up to 200 pounds of ice. The design reduces opportunities for cross contamination and is protected by HoshiGuard Antimicrobial Agent. Circle 90

Bath Towels

Bath towels from A-1 Textiles include the Golden Elegance and Golden Diamond lines. Golden Elegance towels are produced from 100-percent Supima cotton. They're ultra plush and feature a dense weave. Golden Diamond towels are produced from 100-percent super combed cotton. They feature tightly woven fabric and a jacquared diamond woven border. Circle 91

Sofa

i4 Mariani, USA, Inc. introduces Landing. The sofa has a floating appearance with its clean horizontal lines and a series of soft platform shapes that are echoed in the metallic basis. Landing is part of a collection that includes the sofa, available in four sizes, an armchair and two coffee tables. Circle 92

Sweetener

Sweet Simplicity from The Whole Earth Sweetener Co. is a 100-percent all-natural sweetener with zero calories. Patrons can savor its natural sweetness in a soothing cup of tea or sprinkled on a bowl of fresh strawberries. Circle 93

Luxury Faucets

Symmons introduces the Moscato single-handle kitchen faucet. Part of the new Elements line of kitchen faucets, the Moscato faucet is built to withstand the abuse of time and is guaranteed to provide flawless performance under the broadest range of water conditions. Equipped with a pull-down spray spout the faucet features a five-foot retractable hose with spray-to-stream touch control. Circle 94

Smoking Receptacles

Rubbermaid Commercial Products offers its new line of Infinity Smoking Management solutions, featuring sleek, all-metal receptacles that enhance building exteriors while improving smoking litter management. Solutions are available in four styles: base-mount, wall-mount, traditional and ultra-high capacity. Circle 95

Spray Technology

Alsons offers patented fluidics spray technology that delivers a reduced, water-saving flow while giving the user a superior showering experience. Fluidics showerheads are available with a 1.85 gallons per minute spray, 1.75-gpm spray and, for a 36-percent water savings over the standard 2.5 gpm, a 1.6-gpm spray. Circle 96

Environmentally Sensitive Textiles

Valley Forge Fabrics, Inc. announces FRESH: Fabrics Redefining Environmental Standards for Hospitality. FRESH fabrics are made with synthetic yarns derived from post-industrial and post-consumer recycled products which are made at a low-impact manufacturing facility. The fabrics are recyclable. Valley Forge offers customers a pick-up and delivery service that will deliver FRESH fabrics to a recycling facility at the end of their life cycle. Circle 97

Liquid Laundry Program

Sunburst Chemicals' 8.5-liter concentrated laundry program includes the Conquest II alkaline laundry builder, Neutral pH sour and Valu Soft low-cost softener. Additional products include Chlorbrite chlorine bleach, Complete softener/sour, Final Plus laundry sour, Flex fabric softener, Golden Brite built detergent and System III concentrated detergent. Circle 98

Stud-Free Grab Bar

The SecureMount Installation System from Home Care by Moen features a design that makes it possible to quickly, easily and securely install a grab bar anywhere on the wall, with one stud, or no studs. Also, the unit features a patented flange design that allows for a secure installation at any angle. Circle 99

Guest Amenities

Pacific Direct presents Floris Cefiro, a gender-free collection of sophisticated guest amenities tailored to meet the expectations of today's discerning guests. The Cefiro range is a harmonious blend of refreshing citrus fragrances. The collection includes body lotion, bath and shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. Circle 100

Food Whipper

iSi North America, Inc. added the Thermo Xpress Whip to its line of food whippers. The Whip boasts a one-quart capacity and is ideal for advanced preparation of creams and sauces to easily handle peak service times. The double-walled insulated bottle keeps whipped cream recipes cold or soups, sauces or foams hot during service periods. The unit has push-button dispensing for ease of use. Circle 101

Carpet Designs

Brintons fuses art and carpet with its Art Fusion collection of carpet designs. The series, comprised of patterns adapted from original hand-rendered drawings and paintings created years ago by Brintons carpet designers, taps into a current trend — vintage design. Circle 102

Wine Bottle Pendants

Meyda Lighting uncorks a new amber-colored glass in its collection of wine bottle pendants. The pendants, featured in the Metro Line, offer authentic glass wine bottles as pendant shades, with T6 40-watt lamping. Circle 103

Slip Covered Furniture

Kashwere introduces its new form-fitting slip-covered furniture. Made with Kashwere's signature Chenilla yarn, and offered in a variety of seasonal colors, the collection instantly transforms a room. The company says its covers fit so snugly onto furniture that they're indistinguishable from regular upholstered furniture. Circle 104

Dimming Ballast

Advance has expanded its line of Mark 10 Powerline electronic dimming ballasts to include a new model for use with 24-watt T5 High Output and 24-watt Long Twin Tube fluorescent lamp applications. The compact balance is ideal for use in wall sconces, 2×2 recessed fluorescent fixtures and other applications where space may be at a premium. Circle 105

Tabletop Collection

The Mikasa Hotel & Restaurant collection includes three lines: Grands Chefs, Grandes Tables and Spirit New Design — all with subtle and refined lines and elegant and creative shapes to highlight the talents of hospitality professionals. The group is offered in dinnerware, crystal stemware, barware, flatware and decorative accessories. Circle 106

Fabrics

Silver State fabrics pre-sents its newest collection of vinyl and suede products, Clean Living. The collection includes patterns such as Invincible, a new high performance suede with stain release technology and moisture barrier protection; as well as four new embossed vinyl offerings. Circle 107

Access Control

The new 770 electronic lock from Kaba Lodging Systems combines reliable engineering with stylish design. The sleek lines and multiple finish options of the lock make it an ideal choice for hotels wanting elegance and security. A key override is standard. Circle 108

Daily Cleaners

The Procter & Gamble Professional Daily Cleaners Program is built around well-known, high-performing brands that are easy-to-use. The line includes such brand names as Spic and Span, Comet, Febreze, Swiffer and Mr. Clean. Circle 109

Camera Scanner

Card Scanning Solutions, producer of driver's license scanning products, introduces the Snapshell IDR camera scanner. Powered by software featuring Optical Character Recognition, it reads driver's license cards from all 50 states and more than 30 countries. It uses a three mega-pixel camera built into its base to snap digital images of ID cards, populating the card's text into appropriate fields within seconds. Circle 110

Under-Phone Adapter

Teledex has received a patent for its ExpressNet ExpressPort under-phone adapter for high-speed Internet access, which offers a solution for the deployment of broadband access for hotel guestrooms. The design saves space on the desk and eliminates the tangled-wire mess common with other solutions, claims the company. Circle 111

Speaker

Boston Accoustics' P400 High-Performance Slim Theater Speaker provides left, center and right channels in one elegant, space-saving solution, ideal for bringing rich home theater sound to a hotel room, claims the company. It's a three-channels-in-one solution with a bar-shaped design that fits on the wall below a flat-panel display. Circle 112

Remote Jack Pack

The LG Electronics Auto-Sensing Remote Jack Pack aims to deliver connectivity, convergence and convenience to the lodging industry. The device serves as an all-in-one hub for multiple audio/video inputs that allow guests to interface with the TV and external portable devices such as DVD/CD players, laptop PCs, video game players, MP3 players and camcorders. A USB connection is also available for future applications. Circle 113

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