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NEW YORK—To mark its centennial anniversary, the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS) is unveiling a new brand and mission to better capture the dynamic innovation of the hospitality industry. HX: The Hotel Experience—Rooms to Restaurants (HX), will debut November 8 to 10, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City and represents a bold new strategic direction. This multimillion-dollar investment aimed at revitalizing the largest hospitality trade event in North America is founded on the belief that true hospitality is anticipating a guest’s needs to create a memorable and unique experience. To achieve that, HX will focus on innovation, inspiration and information. “Making this enormous change at our 100-year juncture is exciting,” said Anthony G. Mangano, President Syramada Hotel Corp. (Syracuse, N.Y.) and Chairman of the Board for HX 2015. “These are not tweaks or modest improvements. HX 2015 is an entirely new show.” The deep dive transformation from IHMRS to HX called on industry experts, research-based data, and prior-year show assessments to identify what the show could and should bring to the industry.
WEST ORANGE, N.J.—Enersave, Inc. announced that it has been selected to supply and install two 10KW advanced micro-cogeneration units at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, N.J. Although more than 1,000 of the Yanmar cogeneration units have been operating in other countries for years, low natural gas prices have made the United States an attractive market for cogeneration of all sizes.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLO.—FridgeWize, a leading provider of energy-efficient commercial refrigeration solutions, announced a new vertical comprised of HVAC EC Motors that target larger applications—like hotels, hospitals and office buildings—to significantly maximize energy and dollar savings for clients.
BUFFALO, N.Y.—Zeno Controls LLC announced that its InnPoint Guest Experience Interface, which monitors a variety of sensors in the room to provide adaptive guestroom lighting, heating/cooling and improved energy savings, can now support Schneider Electronics ZigBee devices, including the new 8300 Series Room Controllers, 8600 Heat Pumps Controllers, and accessory sensors.
NEW ALBANY, MISS.—Master-Bilt, manufacturer and supplier of a full line of premier commercial refrigeration, has added 2Market Group, Inc. to its sales team covering the Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, West Virginia, Indiana and Western Pennsylvania territories.
TAMPA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Tampa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added Solar UV Solutions to its Green Product & Service Directory. As an authorized distributor of the SunQuest 250 solar thermal collector, Solar UV Solutions provides cost effective, energy efficient solutions for all commercial heating and hot water needs. The SunQuest 250 utilizes evacuated tube technology to convert UV rays into heat.
ATLANTA—The importance of building and system commissioning is highlighted in the Technical Program at the ASHRAE 2015 Annual Conference. The conference takes place June 27 through July 1, at the Atlanta Hilton, Atlanta. The conference Technical Program features a strong focus on the design, construction and operation of high performance buildings, refrigeration and the annual Research Summit. Laboratories, refrigeration, fundamentals, applications, systems and equipment round out the program.
KAUAI, HAWAII—The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, located on the island of Kaua‘i, announced the completion of a multimillion-dollar project to install a cogeneration plant and reduce its carbon footprint in the Hawaiian Islands. The cogen plant will generate electricity and steam for the 18.5 acre Kaua‘i hotel, powering the resort’s eight buildings, heating water in guest villas as well as the resort’s four pools and three whirlpools. It is the first instance in the Hawaiian Islands where a cogen system has the capacity to generate up to 100 percent of a resort’s energy needs. Kaua‘i’s primary source of electrical generation is fueled by imported diesel, and combined with the islands’ remote geographic location, Kaua‘i has the highest energy costs in the nation. The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, with 346 villa accommodations, is among the largest resorts on the island and thus one of the largest consumers of energy. The resort’s new system is known as a Combined Cooling, Heat and Power (CCHP) system.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLO.—FridgeWize, a leading provider of energy-efficient commercial refrigeration solutions, announces the launch of its new website. Visitors to www.fridgewize.com are offered a better user experience with a modern, fresh design and easily accessible information on its energy-efficient products and resources.
NASHVILLE—Leading interior design firms from across the United States teamed with INNCOM by Honeywell to showcase their best creations for guestrooms and public spaces at the HI Connect design event in Nashville held March 25 to 27, 2015. Award winners, designONE studio, VOA Associates, and Chipman Design Architecture featured INNCOM’s Integrated Room Automation Systems (IRAS) with Evora and Modeva switches for hotel lighting and comfort controls in their displays.
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