INNOVATIONS IN HOTEL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Laundry Program

Procter & Gamble offers a complete commercial On-Premise Laundry program featuring Tide, Clorox and Downy. It does not use harsh acids or alkaline ingredients or phosphate, maximizing employee and environmental safety. Circle 75

Soft Goods

B. Lazarus Inc. is a designer, manufacturer, converter and producer of bedspreads, draperies and hardware systems for the lodging industry. The company's diversification, technological advancements and leading-edge machinery allow B. Lazarus to save customers up to 50 percent off products sourced from $1 million in fabric and merchandise housed at its 50,000-square-foot Miami headquarters. Circle 76

Internet Point of Presence

Vertical Systems Inc. (VSi) introduces a new guest-services solution called iPOP (Internet Point of Presence). The tool enables hoteliers to host both fee-based and free-to-guest services from one location, whether it's via a free-standing Internet kiosk or a desktop lobby workstation. Hardware and software options include a PC with LCD display; printer; stand-up lobby kiosk; VSi's proprietary software package; remote management; and billing interface. Circle 77

Waste Receptacle

Eclipse, from United Receptacle, features a wide open top, making it an ideal receptacle for environments where “hands-free” is a must. Available in non-magnetic stainless steel and a choice of more than 180 custom powder-coated colors. Circle 78

iPOD Alarm Clock Radio

Hotel Technologies' iHome is a customizable, digital intelligent alarm clock radio that works as a docking and charging station for iPods. The unit features the Single Day Alarm — a feature that ensures that the next guest in a room will not be awakened accidentally, should the alarm have not been turned off by the previous guest. Circle 79

Wall Plate Connector

The IPS (Intelligent Plate Solutions) line from FSR comprises a variety of interconnect solutions to handle AV interface applications. A selection of wall plates manufactured of ¼-inch thick milled aluminum is available from stock in white, black and ivory. Circle 80

Sensor-Activated Faucet

Symmons introduces the Ultra-Sense S-6050 series sensor-activated faucet. Designed for hand washing applications, the S-6050 is a battery-powered, sensor-activated lavatory faucet equipped with self-adjusting infrared microchip technology. The unit is easy to install and features solid-brass housing and a polycarbonate sensor lens to minimize vandalism. Circle 81

Mobile Workstations

Lista International Corp. offers versatile mobile workstations, which are mini workstations and high-density storage cabinets on wheels. The cabinet drawers feature a 440-pound load capacity and are available in seven different full sidewall heights for maximum cubic storage capacity. The workstations are offered with a variety of work surfaces, including retainer top with ribbed mat, butcher block, stainless steel and plastic laminate. Circle 82

Ceiling Lights

Besa Lighting introduces new art glass ceiling lights. The Doppio family of surface-mount ceiling lights features Opal glass diffusers with illuminated decorative glass trim. The handcrafted glasses are available in several colorful decors that coordinate with Besa's glass pendant shade designs. Circle 83

Desk-Drawer Safe

Safemark Systems offers a new hotel room safe that can be secured in a desk drawer for ease of access and ultimate traveler security. The safe is designed to protect a 15-inch laptop computer, plus wallets, music players and other electronic devices and valuables. Circle 84

Kiosks

Vertical Systems Inc. presents Aspen, a sleek, high-style kiosk unit that can be placed in hotel lobbies, corridors, conference rooms or other public spaces. Aspen kiosks can house either Vsi's BoardEZ airline boarding-pass printing systems, its business-oriented Internet-access PCs or a hotel's own proprietary computer equipment with printer for guest use. Circle 85

Tea Amenity Card

The Numi amenity card from Pineapple Hospitality features a card with assorted premium teas, including both a morning and evening blend. The amenity card contains a packing of Morning Rise: Breakfast Blend of Black Teas and Sweet Meadows: Chamomile Lemon Myrtle Herbal Teasan. Circle 86

Remote Control Protectors

Zaplex is a simple sanitary solution for TV remote controls. The clear protector is easy for housekeeping staff to apply and dispose after use. An anti-bacterial injected compound provides sanitary protection. It also protects the control from spills and grime. Circle 87

Sanitary Door Handles

The HYSO device is affixed on the exit door approximately 12-15 inches above the door handle. At pre-set intervals selected by the user, the device will deliver a burst of EPA registered disinfectant that covers the door handle. The instant drying mist is said to eliminate all traces of bacteria on the handle, making it safe for the next user. Circle 88

Tableware Designs

Flow, from Villeroy & Boch, has taken the asymmetrical shape to a new level, claims the company. For example, the conjoined two-in-one dinner salad plate features two primal shapes flowing together as a single unit. Bowls reflect an Asian influence. Cups have handles that flow from the rim into the formation of a grip. Circle 89

Stacking Chairs

Metal Crest introduces its new line of stacking chairs. Chairs can be stacked 10 high and are available in standard or custom designs. Chairs are offered in powder-coat finishes and multiple-plated finishes. Circle 90

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