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Appointments at Leggett & Platt include Paul Hauser to senior vice president/ president-residential furnishings segment and Perry Davis to vice president/ president-bedding group.

NAI Global Hotels is a new firm that provides real estate services to private and institutional owners, investors, developers and operators in the lodging industry. The firm is a unit of NAI Global, a network of independently owned commercial real estate brokerage firms.

The Kauai Beach Hotel and Resort in Hawaii will install the Signature electronic locking system from VingCard in its 350 guestrooms. The installation is part of the property's ongoing $13-million renovation project.

So far this year, Hospitality Safe Corp. has installed more than 8,500 of its Challenger series in-room safes. Customers include Omni Hotels, The Flamingo in Las Vegas and the Atlantic City Tropicana.

Interactive marketing services provider TIG Global received two Webby Awards, the international honor for websites. The company received the awards for its work with LXR Luxury Resorts and the Boulders Resort and Golden Door Spa.

John Hayes joined Enviro-Solutions as regional sales manager for New England and the states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The firm markets Green cleaning chemicals and products.

As part of an extensive renovation, the Doubletree Hotel Tucson at Reid Park added Pure Allergy Friendly Rooms to its inventory. PURE Solutions markets the allergy-friendly system to the lodging industry.

Led by Rick Ross, 10 hospitality/real estate attorneys left Squire, Sanders & Dempsey to join Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal's global hospitality/ leisure practice group, which Ross now heads. Seven of the 10 attorneys will be in the firm's new Phoenix office.

The RJA Group, a fire protection, security and media technology consulting firm, appointed Randolph Tucker to the new position of chief strategy officer. He had been an executive vice president of the firm.

Commercial real estate broker Sperry Van Ness expanded its presence in the Houston market with the appointment of Greer Lee as senior investment advisor in the area.

Hatchett Hospitality recently purchased a 19,000-square-foot building in Griffin, GA to serve as its design center and showroom. The firm provides design, purchasing, installation and transportation services to the hotel business.

The Jerde Partnership, a Los Angeles-based architecture and urban planning firm, hired James Jackson as hospitality design director. Most recently, Jackson was vice president of design and construction for The Kor Group.

New vice president of R&D and technical operations for travel content management and e-marketing firm Leonardo is Eliezer Dikstein. Most recently, he held a similar position with Exanet, an Israeli software company.

Milenium Grupo Hotelero Mexicano and Loews Hotels selected Safemark Systems as their preferred vendor for in-room safes.

St. Louis-based law firm Blackwell Sanders recently launched a hospitality industry practice. The group include 14 attorneys.

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