Electronic Do-Not-Disturb (or Electronic DND) is a simple way for guests to communicate their wish for Privacy from the comfort of their room. From a touch keypad installed by the door or by the bed, a guest can request Privacy or Make-Up my Room. This simple luxury will get great reviews.

The guest selection is communicated to all comers by an LED indication in a stylish custom room number sign or doorbell. Typically, the LEDs light up a lit ring around the doorbell button.

This sleek, effective solutions can be customized to your design criteria.

Integration with smart control solutions allows the guest to set DND status via TV, smartphone, or voice: “Alexa…..”.

PrivacyService: Do-Not-Disturb Systems


People often take for granted that cold water will come out of their faucet right when they turn it on. However this is not always the case, especially on a hot summer day when it takes time to cool down after sitting in those water supply pipes that have been heated by the sun. What if you could have water that was instantly ice cold instead? With the Mountain Chill® Water Chiller you can!

Mountain Plumbing offers this product to bring an added amenity to your lifestyle when using your kitchen sink. With a compact design, the Mountain Chill® unit hides cleanly and simply beneath the sink. This water appliance provides 3 gallons per hour of crisp, cool water from your own faucet. Having the Mountain Chill® Water Chiller in your home is the ultimate in convenience by providing cold water for drinks and chilled water for cooking…all in an instant!

Is it really necessary to have on-demand cold water? What are the benefits?
You might be thinking to yourself that having instant cold water isn’t necessary, but once you consider adding the Mountain Chill® to your daily routine you will understand the many benefits!

To begin with, you will instantly have cold water for drinks like lemonade and iced tea. Also, there will no longer be a need to add ice cubes to cool down drinks…you don’t have to worry about buying costly bags of ice or thinking what would happen if your ice maker breaks.

Using chilled water when cooking can also assist in giving you better food preparation techniques. Some uses include shocking vegetables to instantly stop the cooking process; using cold water to cool foods to the proper temperature faster; making things like hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, and peaches easier to peel; and refreshing lettuce and herbs that appear wilted. Once you incorporate chilled water into your cooking routine the possibilities are endless.

There are also health benefits that come from drinking cold water as your body reacts to ingesting it. People can experience increased weight loss and higher metabolism, the ability to workout longer without becoming drained, and feel added adrenaline production to stay alert and ease pain. Ice cold water can also be a better way to rehydrate and detoxify your body.

This is just the beginning of how incorporating more ice cold water can become beneficial to your life. Mountain Plumbing hopes you consider adding the Mountain Chill® Water Chiller to discover the convenience and life enhancement this product can provide. www.mountainplumbing.com


Peerless-AV®, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative audio and video solutions and accessories, is pleased to announce its showcase at InfoComm 2022, June 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Peerless-AV and its team of professionals will be exhibiting a wide range of digital signage and AV solutions, including dvLED video wall mounting systems, outdoor TVs/Displays, kiosks, mobile carts, and more in Booth N2831.  Peerless-AV is proud to present and display the following products at InfoComm 2022: SEAMLESS dvLED Video Walls.  The uniquely designed SEAMLESS dvLED Mounting Systems will be a main showcase in the Peerless-AV booth this year. Available in both Bespoke and Kitted options, these innovative mounting systems are designed to solve even the most complex design and integration challenges to create an ideal solution for any unique application. SEAMLESS Kitted solutions offer the highest level of Z-adjustment to help overcome installation irregularities. SEAMLESS Bespoke solutions are precision manufactured for tight tolerances, offering a meticulous fit for custom shapes and aggressive curves.  Outdoor-Rated TVs and Displays:  On show this year will be Peerless-AV’s latest edition to the Neptune™ lineup, the Neptune Partial Sun Outdoor Smart TVs. Available in 55″, 65″, and 75″, the Neptune Partial Sun Series offers a maintenance-free design and can withstand harsh weather conditions, while still offering exceptional color and video quality from any viewing angle. Ideal markets for this solution include hospitality, stadiums, and other light commercials applications.  Alongside, will be a first time US showing of the 75″ Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Display with new generation 65″ and 55″ display models. Designed for all-weather, extreme temperature applications, these new models retain an unmatched ingress protection (IP) rating and award winning feature set with significant mechanical and operating system enhancements. The new models are fan cooled and include a patented thermal exhaust system that keeps internal components cooled in extreme heat. They also include a gyroscopic sensor that detects any movement of the display and sends an alert to warn of potential tampering or theft.

www.peerless-av.com


Although Madrid, the second most populous city in the European Union, is recognized as a major tourist hub for its diverse gastronomic and cultural heritage, the city has no beach life. That until now, because on the outskirts of that city, Crystal Lagoons will build Alovera Beach, its first Public Access Lagoons™ project on the Iberian Peninsula. Elsewhere in Europe the company is already developing PAL™ projects in the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Hungary and Turkey, as well as having already developed two real estate complexes in Spain (Costa del Sol and Murcia).

What are the main characteristics of this iconic project?

Alovera Beach will be the largest artificial beach in Europe, located in a Mediterranean urban area less than 40 minutes from the center of Madrid. The centerpiece of this resort will be a 2.1-hectare turquoise lagoon that will be open to the general public for the price of an entrance fee.

What benefits will this new complex bring to the region?

The project is an innovative concept, which will transform the municipality of Alovera and boost tourism in the Guadalajara area, positioning itself on the European map of technology, innovation and sustainability and as a unique reference point in outdoor water sports. The complex will be open all year round and expects to receive around 350,000 visitors annually.

The project, which will be developed by Crystal Lagoons in partnership with Grupo Rayet, will become a model for urban regeneration that will change the local landscape in a revolutionary way, have a high social impact and generate more than 330 direct and indirect jobs.

How will local residents benefit with the project?

Public Access Lagoons™ projects, also known as PAL™ developments, drastically change people’s lifestyles. They bring beach life and water sports possible in a city context, making going to the beach as close and as normal as going to the local park is today.

The body of water will be surrounded by an extensive, 1.6-hectare, white sandy beach and include sports facilities, a water park with slides and children’s pools, a water sports school for kayaking and paddle boarding and gastronomic services.

How do you address the current need to be a sustainable amenity?

Like all of Crystal Lagoons projects, the Alovera Beach lagoon will include the multinational’s sustainable technology, which allows the use of any type of water, consumes 30 times less water than a golf course and only half that of a park of the same size. Its filtration system uses only 2% of the energy of a conventional system and up to 100 times less chemicals than a swimming pool.

What are the main projects of Crystal Lagoons in Spain and Europe?

Alovera is the firm’s third project in Spain, which include the Alcazaba Lagoon (Costa del Sol) and Santa Rosalía (Murcia) residential developments. Meanwhile, elsewhere in Europe, Crystal Lagoons has just signed a master agreement to develop six PAL™ complexes in Prague, Warsaw, Budapest and Bucharest. The company also has a project in Turkey and is in advanced negotiations for projects in Italy (Milan, Verona, Rome and Naples), Portugal, Greece and Georgia. www.crystal-lagoons.com


April 11 to 14 saw Cvent, the largest provider of technology for planning and executing meetings and events, host more than 2,000 planner customers at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas for its annual Cvent Connect event. Another 10,000 customers and other meeting-industry members participated virtually. This was the second time Cvent Connect was held in a hybrid format, and just eight months after the first iteration. During a wrap-up series of interviews for the online audience on the last day, various members of the planning staff spoke to virtual-program emcee Courtney Stanley about their work.

David Heizer, team lead, professional services for Cvent, noted that “we learned a lot from last year’s event and since that time, too. For that first hybrid, we didn’t have a playbook, but this time we could take things from last year’s playbook and build on them.”

Specifically, “you have a lot of momentum out of the gate when it’s the second show with the same team. Just knowing the event’s audience and flow, being familiar with how everyone works, having the documentation—all of that was a big help for us coming back after just eight months.” Another big help: A full debriefing of the entire team after the 2021 event. “That’s what you want to do in order to optimize the things that worked, and keep everything getting better.”

To properly serve the virtual audience, Heizer advised planners to “test early and test often. Somebody told me that plan A is always a decoy, and that tends to be true. For most of our streaming stages, we had anywhere from three to seven backup plans so that if a given scenario happened, we knew exactly how to pivot.”

Cvent’s production partner for the event was Encore, and Rob Stout, the firm’s vice president of production operations, said that a hybrid event “boils down to this: It’s one event but two experiences. The people who are in person have the advantage of taking in the whole environment, while those watching on a screen are getting more of a broadcast dynamic, and you have to plan for that difference. There’s a little more staff talent that’s needed—the broadcast requires more of a technical toolkit to really make the experience for remote attendees engaging, like a sporting event. I think that kind of investment is key, and it’s worth it in order to get a high degree of remote-attendee engagement. It’s not the same show for each audience.”

Kayla Sommers, CMP, senior meetings and events planner for Cvent and production lead for Connect, said that the team worked especially hard on making the opening entertainment segment a great hybrid experience. “The focus was not just on the people watching the performance on the stage in front of them; we really tried to choose something that would come across through the camera to all those desktops incredibly well.”

For other planners to do this, Sommers suggested that they “ask more questions of your suppliers than you ever have before. If you don’t know what exists out there, you don’t know what you could potentially do for your event. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.”

CventConnectStanleyGiusti.pngPaulina Giusti (in photo, wearing black), senior meetings and events manager for Cvent who oversaw the planning team with Sommers, added that “now’s the time” to stretch what you do with your events, perhaps even “take some risks. We’re all making our way back into in-person events, and I think this is the opportunity to give something a go that you’ve never done before. We did a lot of that with this year’s programming, including creating a lot more networking opportunities. And we’re ready to take some more chances with some other programs we’ve got coming up,” including Cvent Connect Europe taking place October 4 to 6.

In his keynote on day one, Cvent founder and CEO Reggie Aggarwal emphasized that hybrid events will continue long after the Covid pandemic ends. As for the efforts that corporate, association, and third-party planners made to get up to speed technologically during the pandemic, “I want to thank all of you for your grit and your determination for adapting and embracing digitization so that our industry can move forward,” he said. “Just remember, technology is here to stay. It’s accelerating and it is now pervasive across the entire event lifecycle, and you’ve got to embrace it as a core competency.”

www.cvent.com


LE SUEUR, MN – Cambria, the nation’s leading producer of American-made quartz surfaces, and a family-owned company, is excited to announce that it will open four new sales and distribution centers in the U.S. this spring, rounding out the company total to 22.  Upon completion, the new facilities will provide Cambria’s business partners, trade professionals, and consumers within a 150-mile radius immediate access to Cambria’s award-winning quartz surface designs. The front portion of the buildings will feature state-of-the-art showrooms that will be open to the public.  The three new builds are taking place in Houston, TX; Duluth, GA; and Manassas, VA; and a full gut renovation is underway at the purchased facility in Milford, MA.  We are very excited to open our new sales and distribution centers while expanding our footprint across the country,” said Joel Peters, Director of Real Estate for Cambria.  “The cities where these projects are located provide incredible economic opportunities for us and the local communities. Moreover, these buildings are much more than just warehouses—they will also serve as regional resources for the builder and remodeler trades, interior designers, and end-users.” Milford, Massachusetts In Milford, the 32,000-square-foot project sits on 3.7 acres of land at 357 Fortune Blvd., which is right off the bustling Interstate 495 corridor, southwest of Boston.  Nearby entities include several retail centers, as well as healthcare organizations, grocery businesses, automotive dealerships, and more. At the Milford site, Cambria is remodeling an existing building and is transforming it into a world-class sales and distribution facility. Work is expected to be complete this May. Houston, Texas:  In Houston, construction is underway on a 22,750-square-foot facility that sits on 3.7 acres of land at 13939 West Road. The location is about 22 miles northwest of downtown Houston and is located just off U.S. Highway 290. Nearby businesses include steel and electrical distribution companies, a freight-transport business, retailers, and many more corporate enterprises. The facility is expected to open in June of this year.  Duluth, Georgia:  In Duluth, work is underway on a 22,750-square-foot building, which sits on 3.3 acres of land at 2425 Meadowbrook Parkway. The location lies less than 30 miles from downtown Atlanta along Interstate 85. Nearby businesses include a variety of restaurants, hotels, an electrical supply company, a heating supply company, a book printing company, and more. The facility is expected to open this September.  Manassas, Virginia:  In Manassas, the 22,750-square-foot building will sit on 5.3 acres of land at 11975 Lexington Valley Drive, which is about 36 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.  Nearby businesses include manufacturing companies, a logistics company, an advertising agency, a mechanical contracting corporation, a glass company, and  more. Construction is expected to start this June and be complete in April 2023.  Cambria’s industry-leading, iconic quartz surfaces are manufactured at its state-of-the-art one-million-square-foot slab manufacturing facility in Le Sueur, MN.  From there, slabs are sent to sales and distribution centers across the U.S. Cambria is also in the process of adding an additional 50,000 square feet of space to its slab manufacturing facility, representing the fifth time in 15 years the company has expanded its Le Sueur facility.  Cambria’s architectural firm of record for the four sales and distribution centers is Powers Brown Architecture, a renowned industrial, public institutional, and commercial interiors firm with a broad business portfolio. In addition to architecture, the company also specializes in both interior and urban design.  For inquiries regarding Cambria’s real estate and/or capital expansion projects, please contact: Peter Rank, Cambria Development Manager, at 952-873-4800 or Peter.Rank@CambriaUSA.com.  About Cambria:  Cambria is the leading producer of American-made quartz surfaces and is a family-owned company.  Cambria’s innovative designs are stain resistant, nonabsorbent, durable, safe, maintenance free, easy to care for, and backed by a transferable Full Lifetime Warranty. Cambria is sold through an exclusive network of premium, independent specialty retail and trade partners that can be identified at:  www.CambriaUSA.com


Since we began to offer color changes for free, we have helped our clients achieve some spectacular murals using their own choices of colors. We even have the ability to match colors to all of the colors offered by Benjamin-Moore or Sherwin Williams. Shades of blue work for land as long as the ocean water is white or a light shade of another color. In most cases our clients make great decisions in their color choices. But there are colors that will confuse those familiar with NOAA chart colors to the point that it becomes difficult to see what is land and what is water. That is because there is a paradigm of chart colors that need to be understood before choosing custom colors. Generally there are two paradigms of color: Land and water. Land: NOAA has had a variety of colors for land colors, The land colors range from beige, taupe, and yellow. Land that has a significant population area is often colored a deeper version of the land color. For example beige land with a population area has the population area a darker beige or even a burnt orange color. Here is a chart where land is a yellow color. We brightened the blue for a better contrast. Water: NOAA colors shallow water a light blue, and on some charts water that is a little deeper has a lighter shade of blue to contrast with the darker shallow water. Water over 60 feet at low tide often is white. So if a client wants the land to be a shade of blue and the water a beige, taupe or yellow, it will present a confusing picture to those familiar with NOAA charts. Our Advice: Whenever we receive a request to make water a land color or land a water color, we will advise other choices that a align with the land/water paradigms. In short, we hope to have our client’s murals clearly convey what areas are land and what color is water.

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TPG Hotels, Resorts & Marinas, one of the nation’s premier hospitality management firms, announced today it was selected to manage the Kimpton Overland Airport Hotel located at Two Porsche Drive, Atlanta, GA. The 214-room, full-service property boasts 7,000 square feet of meeting space, a full-service restaurant, and a rooftop bar overlooking the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

“After an extensive search and interview process, an Operator candidate stood out among the final group of premier Hospitality Operators ACRON considered,” said Greg Wilson, CEO, ACRON (USA). “We are pleased to have TPG Hotels, Resorts and Marinas as our new Management Company for the Kimpton Overland. We look forward to the direction and resulting success we are confident will take place as a result of our mutual collaboration.”

The Kimpton Overland is a modern, compact, full-service hotel located adjacent to the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), and the North American headquarters of the world-renowned automaker, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA). Developed in conjunction with PCNA’s corporate campus and Experience Center, the hotel enjoys not only the same design aesthetic as the famed car company’s headquarters but also a formal and exclusive business relationship.

“The Kimpton Overland Airport Hotel is an exceptional asset with built-in demand drivers including excellent proximity to the world’s busiest airport,” said Robert Leven, Chief Investment Officer of TPG Hotels, Resorts, and Marinas. “We see tremendous revenue growth opportunity for this asset as business and leisure travel begin to stabilize. The addition of this property to our third-party managed assets is part of our strategy to seek additional growth opportunities throughout the United States.”

ACRON CEO AG Peter Bender commented, “Especially after the recent acquisition of Marshall Hotels & Resorts by TPG, we are convinced we can further expand the successful cooperation with the Porsche Experience Center and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant Group to offer an unforgettable guest experience and to meet the high standards of all partners involved. ACRON is very much looking forward to working with TPG and to continue the success story of the Kimpton Overland Hotel.”

Originally opened in 2017, and then converted to a Kimpton in 2019 following a $1.25 million renovation, the hotel features 214 elegant yet comfortable guestrooms, inclusive of 28 suites, more than 7,000 square feet of meeting space, and two inspiring restaurants, including the one-of-a-kind Rooftop at the Overland, which occupies the Kimpton’s eighth-floor and features unparalleled views overlooking the Porsche Experience Center’s 1.6-mile Driver Development Track and the takeoffs and landings on ATL’s nearby runways.

About TPG Hotels, Resorts & Marinas
TPG Hotels, Resorts & Marinas is an operator of hospitality assets across all chain scales. The firm’s historical resume includes nearly 300 branded, independent, boutique hotels and marinas comprising more than 43,000 guestrooms in 37 states. TPG Hotels, Resorts & Marinas is a vertically integrated organization actively engaged in hotel and marina operations, development, acquisitions, and asset repositionings across the country. For more information, please visit www.tpghotelsandresorts.com.


Columbia Hospitality Management is the name to rely on for expert hotel property management. Above all else, we work hard to achieve better results through personal attention. Backed by decades of experience, our skilled hotel management team can improve your hotel’s bottom line and value. Our team will commit to increasing your hotel’s revenues and reducing its expenses, while keeping it in excellent condition. In addition to successfully managing existing hotels, we are experienced at managing hotel openings, renovations, and repositioning hotels.

Our team of hotel experts will first determine your investment goals. We will then develop detailed plans and budgets, and, when approved, execute them. Our area manager and our headquarters’ staff will ensure you and your hotel receive plenty of attention. We’ll ensure that your hotel’s on-site staff is attentive and attuned to guests’ satisfaction. We are used to satisfying owners, while pleasing guests and meeting franchisor quality standards. And, you will benefit from accurate, timely, and meaningful reports—to keep you well-informed of our work and your hotel’s progress. In short, we are confident in our ability to improve your hotel’s bottom line and value.

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Wood Couture has been appointed to manufacture the Loose FFE of the Raffles in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The scope includes, casegoods, upholstery, Decorative Lighting. Keys including Public Areas.

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