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HX: The Hotel Experience Demonstrates Strength of Hospitality Industry Heading into 2018

  • HX: The Hotel Experience
  • 12.06.17
Exhibitors at HX: The Hotel Experience, reported brisk leads and business interest at the Nov. 12-13, 2017 trade show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.

“We met with potential hotel clients across the U.S., Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, the Caribbean, some major hotel brands, and hotel management companies. No question, the BEST show I've attended as an exhibitor in many, many years. The leads were plentiful and the interest was very high,” Terry Lawrence, vice president-U.S. sales, Homtime (Vancouver, WA) and HX 2017 exhibitor.
 
HX featured over 300 exhibitors and 7,200+ registered attendees, and presented 33 conference sessions in three show floor theaters, headlining industry thought leaders from companies such as: Disney, Marriott International, Two Roads Hospitality, High Gate Hotels, Skift, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and White Lodging.
 
HX360° Tech Innovation Zone headlined out-of-the-box new technology, including two types of virtual reality demonstrations; robotics; and a tech and mobile app support team.
 
Also on the show floor was a full build out of the 2017 Foodservice Pioneering Concept designed by Christensen Consultants of San Jose, CA. Pivot Point utilized a dual personality to adjust to the needs of hotel guests. By daylight hours, Pivot Point made food its primary focus; by night, beverages took the lead. The pivot maneuver was accomplished by placing the back bar areas on a large turntable that rotates.
 
“The Foodservice Pioneering competition supports innovation, which is a key to staying relevant in our industry,” said Phil Robinson, group show director, Hospitality Media Group LLC (HMG), producer of HX. “It’s a clever design applicable for any type of hotel property, and fulfills the show’s promise to present unique ideas that improve the guest experience,” he continued.
 
HX also brought back fan favorite competitions/awards including the Editors’ Choice Awards and the third annual TECHPitch Competition. Winners included: 
ALICE, TECHPitch winner, for its cloud-based platform that unifies your staff and guests to seamlessly handle any request.
CafeXpress Touch by Amenity Services, Food & Beverage Editors’ Choice winner; Low Water Energy (LWE) steamer by Vulcan, Editors’ Choice Foodservice Equipment winner; Publix Delivery, powered by Instacart, Editors’ Choice Guest Amenities winner; FlexSafe by AquaVault, Editors’ Choice Hotel Products winner; and Media Box by Media Carrier, Editors’ Choice Technology winner and Best in Show winner.
 
HX also extended the attendee experience off the show floor with a back-of-the-house restaurant tour and dinner at New York City’s The Black Barn Restaurant. “This was an incredible evening, with an impeccable four-course, farm-to-table dinner, and a kitchen tour led by chef owner John Doherty,” said Robinson.
 
HX will return to the Javits Center in New York City, Nov. 11-12, 2018. For more information, please visit the website at www.thehotelexperience.com.



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