Equip Hotel, the benchmark of the hotel and restaurant industry was held at the Porte de Versailles Convention Center in Paris from November 11- November 15, 2018. There were 105,000 professionals. With 1600 exhibitors in 6 pavilions the show was big.
The Senses Room a concept room for physically challenged visitors with all the comforts that they could use. It was designed for the visually impaired, hearing impaired and physically impaired. Physically challenged people use their senses that they have to good use.
Tosco a company that has been providing decoration for windows and for raising and descending curtains with Rails à Riddeaux Stores with Japanese technology. They are selling with Odec-Tosco brand to hotels.
MAANS produces a musical immersion chair. It is a design seat for a musical immersion which has two speakers and a backrest that vibrates according to the music. True acoustic cocoon, it allows one to listen to music without disturbing the environment. The whole process is controlled by the touchpad integrated into the armrest There are music playlists that manages copyright and broadcast rights.
Absolut’Sound provided music in the headboards and Corian walls of the bathroom for the Senses Room at Equip Hotel.
“The sound system solutions transform the walls, ceilings, and decoration in hotel rooms and meeting rooms into totally invisible high-fidelity loudspeakers.
Because of French patented transduction technology, any flat and stiff material in rooms can be transformed into loudspeakers that transmit the sound by vibration over its whole surface. Plaster, wood, mirror or other composite materials… of your installations can convey a pure and fine Hifi sound that envelops you with exceptional acoustic comfort. This sound system is totally invisible.”
The sound is transmitted by transduction by the wall materials
Loc Escape had a booth to demonstrate how hotels could profit by installing game rooms featuring detective games to provide entertainment for adults.
Galleries Lafayette, Paris’s famous department store had a booth. They have free fashion shows every Friday and also provide city maps for visitors; At their Welcome Desk, visitors can get a free tote bag. They also have macaroon baking classes.
Qui est Paul is a company that showed colorful modular furniture; Stephane de Limoges told me that the company started 58 years ago selling balls. Ten years ago they went into the business of designing pretty colorful furniture.
There were food exhibitions of various kinds of food including French cheese, meat and fruit, and vegetables. There were French wine and non-alcoholic drinks including juices and coffee.
Many hotel and restaurant professionals enjoyed seeing new presentations of products and services.
Jane Rosenstein is a U.S. citizen living in Paris, France. She is a professional translator/interpreter. She is the owner of The International Connection which does international marketing consultation including sales of wine, interpretation, and translation. She enjoys the cultural life that living in Paris offers and has talents in organizing events. She speaks English, French, and Spanish.
She has a B.S. degree in mathematics from University of Pittsburgh and an M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA.