INNOVATIONS IN HOTEL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Refreshment Centers

Dometic's AutoClassic in-room refreshment centers combine the open-shelf convenience of an honor bar with the security of an electronic vendor, reduce labor costs up to two-thirds and losses by more than half. An infrared sensing system records each item removed from the refrigerated section. A sensor shelf for the dry goods section is available separately. Circle 127

Banquet Cloth

Milliken's Napery Business has launched a new 132 seamless banquet tabletop called Horizon. The versatile cloth is seamless for uniformity and available in five standard colors: black, ivory, maroon, sandalwood and white. Custom colors are also available with minimum purchase requirements. Circle 128

One-Cup Coffee

Classic Coffee Concepts introduces a new one-cup in-room coffee program. The program eliminates the need for cleaning or replacing glass decanters by brewing the coffee directly into an insulated disposable 12-oz. cup. A heavy-duty, dishwasher-safe brew basket is provided. Circle 129

Bed Protector

Protect-a-Bed has a 100-percent natural, ultra absorbent cotton terry cloth surface, with a waterproof, yet breathable barrier. It's made like a fitted sheet, is dust mite proof, hypo allergenic, biodegradable, cadmium free, Teflon free and has the Oeko Tex approval. This means it's manufactured to the European Okeotex (ecological textile) requirements which prohibit any chemicals in any quantity that could be harmful to plans, humans, animals or the environment. Circle 130

Elegant ATM Solutions

ATM Systems provides elegant, custom ATM solutions for the hospitality industry. Both traditional and contemporary designs are available to blend nicely with any hotel décor. Circle 131

Vacuum Cleaner

Tornado Industries presents an all-new canister vacuum cleaner. Called T12/1, the vacuum cleaner is designed to meet two industry trends: the need to be green, as well as to be sound-sensitive. The T12/1 has a six-stage filtration system with the exhaust stage being a HEPA filter. This makes it ideal for green cleaning applications. And, at just 61 decibels, the cleaner is exceptionally quiet. Circle 132

Cocktail Tables

Tri-High cocktail tables from Midwest Folding Products adjust easily to meet height demands of any function and are locked securely with a spring-bolt mechanism. Tabletops, columns and bases quickly disassemble for compact storage. 24-, 30-, and 36-inch-diameter models are available with a choice of sealed plywood, padded plywood or decorative laminate tops. Circle 133

Two-Way Radios

Motorola introduces DTR Series digital on-site two-way radios. The DTR Series delivers the benefits of advanced digital technology, operating without monthly fees, service contracts or per-minute charges. Circle 134

Laundry System

The new P&G Pro Line on-premise laundry system was designed to provide lodging establishments a productive system built around products such as Tide laundry detergent and Downy Free for softness without perfumes or dyes. Circle 135

In-Room Entertainment

TotalVision is a provider of In-Room Entertainment. Its systems include Video on Demand, just-released movie selections, Internet television with wireless keyboards, cutting-edge games with wireless game pads and in-room Internet wiring services. TotalVision solutions are accomplished through state-of-the-art digital equipment. Circle 136

Wood Seating

Jasper Chair introduces the 430 Series, part of six new wood seating groups targeting the hospitality industry. Quality craftsmanship allows the company to offer the strength and durability to endure the demands of the commercial market. Circle 137

Fire Alarm Solutions

Silent Knight offers industry-wide compatible fire alarm solutions for small- to mid-size sites. It now offers a full range of fire alarm solutions through its analog/addressable IFP series of products. The series also includes the IFP-Net Fire System Manager, a PC-based system that monitors Silent Knight's fire control panels. Circle 138

Hair Dryer

The Conair 141 metal hair dryer offers 1,875 watts of drying power with three heat and two speed settings. Other products from Conair include a chrome turbo styler hair dryer; several clock radios, one with a CD player and one with a self-setting atomic clock; and a Pollenex massaging wall-mount showerhead. Circle 139

Fabric/Carpet Deodorizer

Arm & Hammer fabric and carpet foam deodorizer is said to quickly and easily eliminate odors at the source with the power of baking soda — its active odor-fighting ingredient. The foam formula dries quickly, eliminating odors without leaving a residue or making fabric wet. Circle 140

Self-Service Check-In

ExpressClerk is a self-service kiosk that totally automates guest check-in and check-out in any sized lodging operation. It also has the ability to make future reservations for the same property. In addition, ExpressClerk will perform night audit functions for the hotel, utilizing the same forms and procedures used by human staff. Circle 141

ATM

Triton's RT2000 provides merchants a low-cost easy-to-service alternative to more expensive through-the-wall ATMs. The model provides retailers an all-weather ATM that is visible and accessible to customers from the sidewalk, lobby, parking area or mall atrium. Circle 142

Touchmonitor

Elo TouchSystems, Inc. introduces the 1715L 17-inch LCD touchmonitor as part of its expanding 1000 series. The 1715 can function as a desktop or wall-mounted unit. The display is factory sealed against dirt, dust and splashes and is styled to be attractive from all angles. Circle 143

Carpet Collection

Las Palmas, one of Virginia Langley's new collections for Durkan Patterned Carpet, is liberally embellished with tropical icons: large-scale palmettos, red coral and lush fauna. Saturated hot colors also contribute to the printed carpet's look, which is ideal for casinos, hotels and restaurants. Circle 144

Surface Materials

Formica Corp. debuts new standout shades and finishes of high-pressure laminate to complement For-mica solid surfacing and Formica stone natural quartz surfacing and moves into contemporary interiors with Formica Ligna authentic wood veneers and Formica DecoMetal, for a range of aesthetic and custom applications. Circle 145

Floor Boxes

FSR has added RFL-AV and FL 200/FL300 boxes to its line of floor, wall and table boxes. A new brochure lists major installation sites. A data sheet is available as well. Circle 146

LCD TVs

AOC Displays has launched a new line of Envision Series televisions with multifunction ability. Available in 15-inch and 17-inch models, the stylish flat panel units allow consumers to watch TV or surf the web in one high-performance device. Circle 147

Decorative Lighting

W.A.C. Lighting presents the Norfolk Series of architecturally styled decorative luminaires, designed to illuminate contemporary commercial interiors. Gently diffusing bowl-shaped shades produce soft, even lighting while open tops deliver indirect lighting that enhances the spatial environment. The series includes pendants, ADA sconces, ceiling mounts and close-to-ceiling luminaires. Circle 148

Faucets

Premier Faucet's new catalog highlights more than 130 kitchen, lavatory, tub/ shower and bar faucets. Earlier this year, Premier introduced 55 new models to its faucet collection and has expanded its line to include new styles and decorative finishes such as brushed nickel and oil-rubbed bronze. Circle 149

Light Collection

Design Concepts Mfg., Inc. introduces a new series of mini EFX light columns for countertop applications. EFX mini lights create an Aquallusion, the illusion of flowing water without using any water. They utilize airflow systems, digital LED color changers and special optical lenses to produce an aesthetically pleasing visual experience. Circle 150

Signage

Walls + Forms Inc. offers a new catalog of its signage collection for walls, ceilings and floors. Featured is high-impact Signware in a wide variety of sizes, colors and styles for many applications. Signage includes user-friendly front-loading DisplayFrame and SekureFrame, Graphic-Holders, plus North American Style GraphicStands and European style EuroStands. Circle 151

Smokers Pole

United Receptacle's new Smokers Pole provides a simple and neat solution to control smokers' waste. The clean lines of the modern design complement many exteriors, while occupying little space. The easy-to-empty design detaches at the mid-point using a quick release push button, so minimum bending is required for maintenance. Circle 152

Water Temperature Control

New literature is available from Leonard Valve Company featuring its New Generation High Low Systems for lodging facilities. The system's dual thermostatic water mixing valves are designed in a simple piping arrangement to provide precise water temperature control of both high and low mixed water flow ranges. Circle 153

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