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'People’s Choice' Winners Announced at HI Connect®

The record shattering crowd at HI Connect® selected the designs and they loved most. Here’s what ‘the people’ declared their favorites at the much heralded HI Connect®.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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Hotel Interactive®, Inc. is proud to announce the winners of its second annual People’s Choice Awards, which were handed out last week during the revolutionary HI Connect® held April 2-4, 2014. The awards were voted on in real time by attendees at HI Connect® utilizing an exclusive app.

At HI Connect®, attendees voiced their opinions regarding the stunning vignettes via an exclusive app by voting for the most creative, innovative and stimulating designs and products they saw and experienced during the hotel industry’s most exciting and creative event.

Fortunately all of us on the Hotel Interactive® staff were ineligible to vote as every single designer and supplier outdid themselves to deliver incredible vignette experiences that re sure to redefine hospitality design direction.

HI Connect® is the only tradeshow that cultivates interaction and relationships in a way hospitality professionals would appreciate, not just because of the vignettes but also the culinary experiences that engage people in meaningful relationship building activities. There’s no endless aisles at HI Connect®, just incredibly detailed vignettes where attendees experience collaboration between owners/developers, hoteliers, designers and suppliers.

People's Choice Awards
Awards were presented to those winning each respective category on April 4, 2014 during a special luncheon ceremony at HI Connect®.
Best Overall Vignette
The Gettys Group
International Hospitality Consultancy
MillEx Graf Brothers Flooring Bose Corporation Jade Group, Inc Santamargherita Twinings of London
Bulk TV & Internet Rejuvenation Surya Kravet Contract Premier Mounts Eaton Custom Seating
MDC Wallcoverings Grand Entrance SmarTV WCD Planar Systems Nespresso Business Solutions
Renaissance Glassworks Legrand room360 by FOH Keurig Brewing System WineEmotion USA Samsung
JVA Art Group
Best Guestroom
Marriott International
Worldwide Hospitality Management Company
Legrand Ceramic Technics Ltd. Thomasville Furniture Kichler Lighting Soho Myriad Shaw Hospitality Group
Kravet Contract Global Views & Studio A Ginger / Newport Brass Jane Hamley Wells Uniguest Interface Hospitality
Lusive Décor Safemark Systems Duralee Contract Minibar Systems Worldwide Challenger Lighting Co. Porcelanosa USA
Electric Mirror Simmons Hospitality Bedding Eykon Design Resources Architectural Ceramics Valley Forge Fabrics Architectural Concepts
room360 by FOH Drexel Heritage FBP Systems, Inc. Quality and Company Kimball Hospitality Cornelius Signage a Forms Surfaces Co.
Koroseal Interior Products Group Triple Crown Construction Kaba Ilco Saflok MDC Wallcoverings TransCeramica, Ltd.
Vignette Most Likely To Make Guests Want To Move In
Best Western International, Inc
Best Western International, Inc
Guild 13
Hallmark Lighting Foliot Furniture Kalisher Spec Ceramics Safemark Systems Electric Mirror
CaesarStone USA Brookline Furniture Company American Leather Spindle Co MTS Seating Ferguson Enterprises
Sandler Seating Shaw Hospitality Group Arkansas Lamp Mfg. Company Dal Tile LightArt Fabricut Contract
Kravet Contract D Johnsonite PPG Koroseal Interior Products Group Arpa Laminates
LG Electronics Global Granite and Marble Dooge Veneers. Inc. Klem Hospitality Samelson Chatelane
Best Public Space
FH Design
Interior Architecture, Design and FF&E
Andrew Richard Designs Candle Impressions SmarTV Legrand Artaic Art Dallas, Inc
Global Views & Studio A Samsung JVA Art Group Silestone by Cosentino Meridien Companies DECOLAV
Kravet Contract Cabanas by Academy Keurig Brewing System Twinings of London Bose Corporation Bulk TV & Internet
Florida Tile room360 by FOH 2nd Avenue Lighting
Best Bathroom
Offay Design Studio, LLC
Hospitality Interior Design Firm
Hospitality Angelz
Independant Purchasing Firm
MTI Baths Brondell Inc. Brizo / Delta Conair Hospitality DECOLAV Amba Products
SmarTV Aquamenities Aptations, Inc Mincey Keurig Brewing System Cancos Tile & Stone
Wendover Art Group room360 by FOH Legrand
Most Original Vignette
Cauhaus design
Intense, involved, and detail oriented.
Bulk TV & Internet Northern Feather Canada Ltd Alarwool Safemark Systems Studio Twist LLC Kalisher
Illumination lighting Keurig Brewing System Legrand Carson D room360 by FOH
Eykon Design Resources LacquerCraft Hospitality Bang & Olufsen America, Inc. SmarTV
Most Unexpected Vignette
Interior Image Group Inc
IIG offers distinctive interior design
The Stroud Group
Hospitality Procurement for FF&E & OS&E
VQC Inc. Costantini Design Milliken Sapphire Chandelier Custom Lighting Keurig Brewing System First Light Lighting
Olhausen Billiard Mfg Inc. Twinings of London Kravet Contract Liquid Elements Modern Nature Design Häfele
room360 by FOH FGD Glass Solutions Epic Eye Meyer Wells Modern Flames Hartert-Russell-Home
Interlude/Weiman Pamela Nielsen Contemporary Art NDI Legrand Bulk TV & Internet Premier Mounts
CaesarStone USA D. L. Couch Samsung Dauphin SmarTV Bon Chef, Inc.
The "I need that Vignette in my hotel"
Lagom Interiors
Hospitality Interior Design Firm
American Leather Knickerbocker Bed Frame Company Garnier Thiebaut Inc Star Textile, Inc. SmarTV Studio E.L. Hospitality
Samsung Bulk TV & Internet Premier Mounts Keurig Brewing System Simmons Hospitality Bedding room360 by FOH
Legrand Office Star Products Integrity Furniture Group
Most Creative Use of Tech
The Stroud Group
Hospitality Procurement for FF&E & OS&E
WJ WEEKS Architecture LLC
Leisure Market Architectural Firm
NDI Hermitage Lighting National Accounts Earthwerks Caluco LLC Keurig Brewing System Planar Systems
Modern Line Furniture Vloer | van Gelder, Inc Bluworld of Water Wendover Art Group Bon Chef, Inc. Hartert-Russell-Home
Aceray LLC Torn Ranch Panaz USA, Inc. Twinings of London Renaissance Leather Candle Impressions
Indo Puri Legrand FGD Glass Solutions Kenyon WEL International TruStile Doors, LLC
Schulte Electro Systems Corp. Olhausen Billiard Mfg Inc. VQC Inc. SmarTV Premier Mounts Global Views & Studio A
Häfele Braun Brush room360 by FOH Kalisher KB Contract Bose Corporation
Most Interesting Use of Light
designONE studio
designONE studio for use of lighting in the personal executive suite.
Integrated arch/interior hotel design
Superior Seating Hospitality D Premier Mounts Vaughan Benz Safemark Systems Bravura
Simmons Hospitality Bedding Samsung Keurig Brewing System SmarTV Innovations in Wallcovering VQC Inc.
Mirage Floors room360 by FOH Bulk TV & Internet Legrand Townsend Leather Office Star Products
Kalisher Kravet Contract
The "I need that in my hotel " Supplier
Electric Mirror
Electric Mirror for its built in Bluetooth mirrors.
Lighted Mirrors and Mirror TV Technology
Best Technology Product
Legrand for its array of switching, outlets and guest control products.
World leader in light switches & outlets
Best New Product
DECOLAV for its new closet system, which debuted at HI Connect®.
Custom Casegoods, Sinks and Vanities
Sweetest Surface
Liquid Elements
Liquid Elements for its lobby surface flooring.
Stylized, Artistic Poured Resilient Floors
Slickest Wallcoverings
Eykon Design Resources
Eykon Design Resources for its range of unique wall coverings.
Hospitality Supplier Wallcovering & Fabric
Seating My Guests Need Now
Andrew Richard Designs
Andrew Richard Designs for its outdoor furniture.
Fine Outdoor Furniture
Most Innovative Textiles
Kravet Contract
Kravet Contract for its fabrics seen on upholstery and drapery.
it's all in the details
Most Inspirational Artwork
Pamela Nielsen Contemporary Art
Pamela Nielsen Contemporary Art for its lobby sculpture with an innovative presentation.
Vibrant, Energetic, Avant-garde Art
Most Remarkable Case Goods
Samuelson Furniture
Samuelson Furniture for its visionary presentation.
Fine Handcrafted Furniture
Most Interesting Lighting Product
2nd Avenue Lighting
2nd Avenue Lighting for its chandeliers.
US Mfr Hospitality Lighting Since 1979
Top Sustainably Focused Product
Earthwerks for its unique LVT solution debuted at HI Connect®.
earthwerks, flooring inspired by nature
Coolest Bathroom Product
apaiser Bathware
apaiser Bathware for its bathroom suite of products.
Reclaimed Marble Composite Bathware
Coolest Guestroom Product
Dimplex North America
Dimplex North America for its OptiMyst Electric Fireplace.
Innovative fireplace solutions
Coolest Public Space Product
Artaic for its exquisite bar/lounge tile work.
Custom Designed Architectural Tile
Most Surprising Room Product
Hartert-Russell-Home for its millwork wall panels.
Funny, Innovative, Automated, Driven

With attendance up an astounding 89% from the 2013 edition, many of the key hospitality industry players showed up in unprecedented numbers to experience the dozens of fully built vignettes as well as a rich tapestry of hard cutting industry educational panels. They made deals over smoothies in well-orchestrated vignettes, while others dined in our full-scale beautifully designed restaurant, enjoyed a glass of wine or espresso while listening to top local talent in the unique Switch café to discuss implementing the ideas presented. People also shared handcrafted cocktails and conversation in the concierge lounge or bar spaces as others explored experimental spaces that if implemented are sure to create loyal customers for developers and owners.

Read about our incredible HI Connect®2014 kick off panel featuring some of the industry’s top CEOs: http://www.hotelinteractive.com/article.aspx?articleid=32489

Mark your calendars now to ensure access when HI Connect® returns to Nashville, TN March 25-27, 2015. For information on the 2015 edition, visit www.hiconnectdesign.com. Or contact us immediately at (631) 424-7755 x150.

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