Hospitality Outlook NEWH Atlanta 2016


richard 3By Zeftron®nylon’s Marketing Specialist Richard Radke

I recently attended a regional trade show that the NEWH Atlanta Chapter hosted in metro Atlanta. The event featured a Panelist Discussion to discuss the outlook of the hospitality industry. The panel was moderated by Michele Finn, President, Hospitality Media Group, and featured several Atlanta-based industry leaders, including:

  • Carlos Asensio, Project Manager, Noble Investment Group
  • Larry Carver, President, Carver & Associates
  • Alice Limer, Founding Principal & CEO, Fusion A.I. Design, Inc.
  • Mark Linch, SVP Project & Technical Services, Capella Hotel Group

richard 2All participants agreed that the outlook was good for 2016.  Mark had some reservations but Alice thought that since the last few years have been strong, orders would still be strong for ongoing projects in 2016.  At Zeftron we agree that renovations may be wrapping up but new brands and new concepts are moving forward.

Other key highlights from the panel discussion included:

  • Boutique concepts will continue to be important, even for senior living environments.
  • Technology, a huge factor in today’s hospitality industry, should not be the tail that wags the dog.  It should be used judiciously and should be proven so there are no surprises or failures during installations.
  • The desk is going bye-bye.  Younger people are not using the desks so commonly found in hotel rooms today; they are being re-thought with fold-away surfaces being considered.

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One interesting part of the session was when Michelle Finn asked each participant to name their favorite hotel.  Mark said Capella, but he admitted that he had an unbelievable experience at the 10-room Costa Rican Hotel Copa de Arbol.  I want to go! Who wants to join me?


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Zeftron Nylon Adds Reps in NYC and Dallas

Zeftron nylon is a family, and we are always excited when we have new additions to our family. We are pleased to announce the addition of two new field marketing representatives!

Meet new reps Dabney & Chelsey
Meet new reps Dabney and Chelsey

Dabney Jungerman is based out of Dallas and brings a wealth of experience to her position. She has worked for several design firms, including HKS, and also served as Market Manager for one of the leading commercial furniture manufacturers. She has extensive contacts and deep understanding of the A&D community in Dallas.

Chelsey Wolf is based out New York and has 10-plus years of commercial architect and design experience, with much of that time in the hospitality sector. She is an independent designer and a member of IIDA, BITT and ASID and maintains strong connections into many of the city’s top firms.

We are continuously evaluating markets where we can add representatives to support your products made with Zeftron nylon.

If you have any questions or would like to know how Dabney, Chelsea or any of our other reps can assist you, please call or email Tim Blount at 706-532-2984 or

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