Ten exhibitors received Editors' Choice Awards during the opening ceremonies of the 96th annual International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show and 2nd annual Boutique Design New York (BDNY), Sunday, November 13, 2011, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
The Awards recognize best new products within the categories of design, equipment & supplies, guest amenities, tabletop, and technology, as well as an eco-friendly equivalent to each of these categories. From the 10 winners, the Kenneth F. Hine "Best of Show" Award also was selected.
Here is a selection of 2011 Editors' Choice Award Winners:
Kenneth F. Hine "Best of Show" - Corkcicle (Orlando, FL) for the Corkcicle Wine Chiller, an innovative product that keeps white wine cold and brings room temperature red wine down to cellar temperature, eliminating the need for messy ice buckets.
Design - Royal Botania (New York, NY) for Surf, a stunning two-person hammock with semi-transparent fabric that blocks 86 percent of sun rays, made of Royal Botania's stainless steel and mesh, and a canopy from Batyline.
Equipment & Supplies - G.A. Systems (Huntington Beach, CA) for Bedsledzz, a mattress dolly that allows one person to move any size mattress with ease.
Guest Amenities - Concept Amenities (Las Vegas, NV) for Jean-Michel Cousteau, a line of guest amenities designed with distinctive features including paraben-free liquids and soaps specially formulated with 100 percent organically certified Seaweed extract.
Tabletop - Corkcicle (Orlando, FL) for the Corkcicle Wine Chiller, an innovative product that keeps white wine cold and brings room temperature red wine down to cellar temperature, eliminating the need for messy ice buckets.
Technology - PowerKiss (Espoo, Finland) for PowerKiss wire-free charging system, combining two products (the Heart and the Ring) to create wire-free cell phone charging. When the Heart is integrated into furniture, and the Ring is plugged into any phone, they meet on the desk or counter to charge wire-free.