International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS)

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  • Date:  10 - 13 November 2012
    Venue:  Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
    Location: New York City NY USA

    Hospitality’s show of shows will take center stage November 10-13, 2012 in New York City, drawing a crowd of 25,000 industry professionals to witness the latest products and services from more than 700 exhibitors. The 97th annual International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show® (IHMRS) will deliver a special focus on hotel food & beverage operations, the latest technology solutions, and a new Ask the Experts consultation program for foodservice professionals.

    The only hospitality marketplace of its kind, the IHMRS will offer attendees a diverse cross-section of products and services spanning every facet of the industry, including food and beverage, furnishings, technology, equipment, linens, amenities, tableware, cleaning and more. The industry’s most influential buyers from hotels, casinos, resorts, restaurants, purchasing companies, hospitality design firms, corporate and healthcare institutions and more will attend to source the latest products staging their debut at the IHMRS – all organized in an easy-to-shop format.

    “The IHMRS prides itself on providing an efficient and productive visit for all attendees, through a carefully-organized show floor of spaces dedicated to specific areas. The Hotel F&B Zone, Technology Innovation Center, The New York Marketplace, and i.Menu Expo, for example, will offer easy access to products and services for buyers seeking these types of solutions. With so much to see and experience, our ‘show of shows’ format makes for an exciting walk through the aisles.”
             - Lynn White, Show Manager

    Hotel F&B Zone

    With a continued emphasis on hotel food and beverage operations, a dedicated space for these statement-making products returns to the IHMRS with the Hotel F&B Zone.  Endorsed by the American Hotel & Lodging Association Food & Beverage Committee, exhibitors within this area will feature such products as 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.

    i.Menu Expo

    Returning after a successful 2011 debut, the i.Menu Expo will keep attending restaurant owners and operators ahead of the fast-paced world of apps. Hosted in partnership with i.Business Magazine, the i.Menu Expo will showcase developers of iPad and Android tablet apps, accessory manufacturers and hardware vendors. The i.Menu Expo will take place on the IHMRS exhibit floor and will feature live demonstrations.  This dedicated space will complement the hundreds of technology resources showcased throughout the 3-day market.

    Technology Innovation Center

    The Technology Innovation Center will educate attendees about today’s must-have restaurant and hotel software and Internet-based solutions. Sponsored by Hospitality Upgrade magazine, this dedicated space features kiosks where buyers can experience cutting-edge advances including the latest cloud technology, point of sale software, innovative customer recognition systems, tools to track and manage online customer reviews, and more.

    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 2012 Marketplace will offer cooking demonstrations, food samplings, wine and beverage tastings, and more. Exhibiting companies include Cambro, Captive Aire, Cardinal, Carlisle, Day & Nite, Kitchen Arts & Letters, Libbey, Metro, Oneida, Service Ideas, Southbend and other food, beverage and equipment purveyors.

    New Jersey Restaurant Association Foodservice Arena
    The New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) Foodservice Arena returns this year, attracting thousands of restaurateurs from across the country and featuring such product categories as 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. Additionally, the Education Center, launched 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 or call 800-848-6368. NJRA members are offered discounted IHMRS admission of just $10 through October 30, 2012 with a special promotion code.

    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 144th annual Salon will feature elaborate buffet tables, decorated fish and poultry, pastry work and other creatively prepared foods.

    FCSI-The America’s ‘Ask the Experts’ Consultations
    This year, the IHMRS has partnered with Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) – The America’s to offer free 30-minute consultations with attending foodservice professionals. A panel of top-notch FCSI consultants will be on-hand to discuss personalized solutions for front-of-the-house, back-of-the-house and management advisory issues. FCSI-The America’s is the only consulting society dedicated to serving independent foodservice design and hospitality management professionals. A free “Ask the Experts” consultation can be requested at

    Featuring such annual sessions as the CEO Leadership Panel and U.S. Lodging Industry Summit Panel, the Hospitality Leadership Forum will draw a crowd of nearly 500 senior level hospitality managers on Saturday, November 10. The full-day, pre-Show conference also will feature a Keynote luncheon with Anthony Melchiorri of the Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible. Following the keynote, breakout sessions will address such topics as B2B social media, reporting hotel carbon metrics, talent acquisition through social media, and allocating digital marketing resources.
    Education continues on Sunday, November 11, and Monday, November 12, with such programs addressing ADA compliance, loss prevention, designing for the guest experience, guest satisfaction trends, and increasing top line revenues. 
    The HLF is $139 per person, and includes admission to the IHMRS and BDNY Sunday, November 11 through Tuesday, November 13. Sunday and Monday programs are free of charge with IHMRS registration.  Registration is available at A complete listing of educational programs is also available online at

    Boutique Design New York

    Presenting a sold out exhibit floor of 250 carefully-edited suppliers of furniture, lighting, wall coverings, fabric, seating, accessories, artwork, carpet and flooring, materials, bath and spa, and tabletop, Boutique Design New York (BDNY) will once again co-locate with the IHMRS. The hospitality interiors fair will serve as inspiration for some 5,000 architects, purchasers and developers, in addition to owners and operators attending the IHMRS.  BDNY will take place November 11-12 in Javits Center North. An IHMRS attendee badge will allow entrance to BDNY.
    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

    Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design

    Outstanding design firms from around the globe will be honored during the 32nd annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design, 7:30 – 9:30 am on Monday, November 12, at the Mandarin Oriental New York. Twenty-eight firms will be recognized for award-worthy hospitality design in the areas of Best Hotel Design/Resort, Best Hotel Design/Midscale, Best Hotel Design/Boutique, Guest Room, Lobby/Reception, Lounge/Bar, Restaurants/Casual Dining, Restaurants/Fine Dining and Spa. 

    Highlighting the ceremony will be the presentation of the Designer of the Year distinction to Pierre-Yves Rochon, by Gold Key sponsors HOTELS and Hospitality Style magazines. In addition, NEWH, Inc., the Hospitality Industry Network will present its annual Icon of Industry Award to Kohler Company President and Chairman Herbert V. Kohler, Jr. Tickets are $75 each and available through IHMRS attendee registration at Show registration is free of charge with a Gold Key Awards ticket purchase. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to the Javits Center following the ceremony.

    Editors’ Choice Awards
    Celebrating the best new products introduced at IHMRS 2012, the coveted Editors’ Choice Awards return in 10 categories – Design, Equipment & Supplies, Guest Amenities, Tabletop, Technology, as well as eco-friendly equivalents to each of these categories. Editors’ Choice Awards will be selected by editors of the leading hospitality trade publications, based on innovative design, how the product answers a particular need, creative use of material or construction, and development or use of a new technology. Winners will be announced during the Opening Ceremony at 9:45 am on Sunday, November 11. The overall best new product – the Kenneth F. Hine Best of Show Award – will highlight the ceremony.

    The IHMRS is owned by NYSH&TA, HANYC, and AH&LA, and is managed by GLM.

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