NEW YORK, N.Y. — The International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show (IHMRS) will take place 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® 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 IHMRS will offer attendees a diverse crosssection 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.
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 IHMRS is owned by NYSH&TA, HANYC, and AH&LA, and is managed by GLM. You can find more information online at www.ihmrs.com. For questions, please contact GLM Customer Relations at 800-272-SHOW
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Gulf Coast Laundry Acquired by Swisher Hygine
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Swisher Hygiene Inc., a provider of hygiene and sanitation products and services, announced that it acquired Gulf Coast Laundry Services of Mississippi, LLC (“Gulf Coast Laundry Services”), a Mississippibased linen services company.
Gulf Coast Laundry Services provides linen rental and laundry services throughout southern Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, primarily to hotel, casino and resort customers. Concurrent with the acquisition, the founder of Gulf Coast Laundry Services, David Gross, will join Swisher Hygiene and contribute to the continued growth of its linen services business.
Total consideration paid by Swisher Hygiene in connection with the acquisition includes approximately $4.8 million in cash and the issuance of a convertible promissory note which may be converted into a maximum of 350,000 shares of Swisher Hygiene common stock subject to certain restrictions, including acceptance by the Toronto Stock Exchange.