Strike a Pose Contest at BDNY 2018 in NYC
Huge Congrats to the Winner of Our Guilt-Free Donut Chair: Sharon Fahnestock of DAS Architects.
Thank you to each and every one of you for visiting our booth at BDNY 2018 and Striking a Pose with Eclipse Hospitality. Your unique poses and enthusiasm truly made it a fun and successful event.
Eclipse Hospitality Expands Its Presence In The Greater New York Metropolitan Area
July 15, 2018
Eclipse Hospitality is growing their independent sales force to the A&D and hospitality industries announcing the
appointment of Jim Zirkman from EZS agency as their contract-hospitality representative for the New York City metropolitan area.
Phoenix, July 2018
Eclipse Hospitality (www. EclipseHospitality.com), the hotel industry's emerging leader in providing branded & custom casegoods & upholstered furniture for 3 star to 7 star hotels, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jim Zirkman and his agency EZS Agency as the Eclipse sales representative for the Greater New York City area
Anand Patel, the President and owner of Eclipse, commented: “It will be a pleasure to work with Jim! I’m thrilled that Andy Schaidler could bring us together” Mr Zirkman concurred “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to show Eclipse furniture to New York City, and to have them at BDNY again this November too.”
Eclipse furniture is installed in dozens of hotel lobbies and 1000’s of hotel rooms at brands that include: Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn, Hyatt Place, Home2 Suites, Holiday Inn, WaterView Casino, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Quality Inn, Best Western, Best Western PLUS, Cedars Inn, Bodega Coast Inn, Western Inn, and more.
Their recently announced Eclipse LUX division has provided furniture to upscale and luxury hotels and resorts including: Houstonian, Hilton, Ritz Carlton, Marriott, Four Seasons, MGM, GrandHyatt, Venetian, Sofitel, Intercontinental, Shangri-La, Kempinski, Sheraton, Palazzo, and others.
Jim and EZS will work around the 5 boroughs of New York City and the nearby surrounding counties in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut with hotel and resort architects, designers and other hospitality specifiers; as well as the developers, builders, management groups and owners of these projects ensuring they have the highest quality casegoods and upholstered seating for their lobbies and guestrooms.
Jim and EZS Agency are also the local NYC rep for Fire Farm Lighting and Floor Thirteen Textiles.
About Eclipse (EclipseHospitality.com):
Since its founding in 2005 in Phoenix, AZ, Eclipse Hospitality has established a reputation for unrivaled customer service and exceptional value providing high quality hotel furniture, by hoteliers - for hoteliers. We build casegoods and upholstered seating with long life and lasting design to branded & independent hotels & resorts across North America.
Your hotel’s success is our primary focus. Our aim is to not just be your trusted hospitality furniture provider, but to be your hospitality furniture partner as well. As longtime hoteliers ourselves, we personally understand the challenges of procuring high quality furniture with practical affordability.
Our #1 goal is quality, utilizing the most experienced and established manufacturers to meet the demands of every project. Our dedicated team members across the USA use their extensive experience in the hotel industry to work with our clients every step of the way--- from design and budgeting - to brand approval process - to shipping logistics to ensure we deliver a package of the utmost quality within the required timeline and budget.
Coloring for Kids Contest Inspires Designers to Give to Charity
Eclipse Hospitality Matches Coloring Contest Prize Money
for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
March 27, 2018
Eclipse Hospitality's recent Coloring for Kids Contest encouraged designers in the hospitality industry to feature their artistic talent by creatively coloring iconic architectural landmarks from a set of custom-designed sticky notes. Organized by multi-line manufacturer’s representative Louise Ross, president of Louise Ross & Associates, the Coloring for Kids contest challenged designers in the hospitality industry to feature their artistic talent by coloring any of the four alternating designs included in a pad of coloring book-style sticky notes.
Eclipse Hospitality distributed the custom-designed sticky notes together with a set of mini colored pencils as premium items at its tradeshow booth at Boutique Design New York (BDNY) last November. The pad of sticky notes featured quintessential landmarks from four major travel destinations, including the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Oriental Pearl tower in Shanghai and the Coliseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. The giveaway was so popular at BDNY that Ross decided to launch a coloring contest.
“I watched how much fun the adults were having at BDNY coloring these sticky notes,” explained Ross. “I wanted to share the delightful pads and pencils with more of my network. But what inspired me to make it the Coloring for Kids contest was the fact that the sticky notes were hand-drawn by a teenager, perhaps a budding designer herself,” quipped Ross. “That’s how I knew we should use the contest to give back to children.”
Ross, a former board member of NEWH Dallas, distributed the notepads this past January at the Houston NEWH Regional Tradeshow and encouraged her network of design professionals to submit their finished art into the Coloring for Kids contest. Ross offered a total of 12 cash prizes, rewarding four first-place, four second-place and four third-place winners. Anand Patel, CEO and founder of Eclipse Hospitality, matched the prize monies in the form of a cash donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
“Although our families don’t have a direct connection to St. Jude’s, Louise and I deeply admire the St. Jude’s mission,” said Patel. “St. Jude’s generously provides universal access to cancer care to children from all over the United States and the world, regardless of their family’s race, religion or ability to pay. More importantly, St. Jude’s is renowned for improving the survival rate for children with cancer.” Ross was overwhelmed by the response to the coloring challenge, and submissions began coming back within days of the contest announcement. To stay true to Louise’s Coloring for Kids vision, the teenage designer and her friends judged the contest, placing the responsibility of judging the charitable contest back into the hands of kids. Because St. Jude’s was the beneficiary, everyone involved in the whole contest process feels like they benefited.
All entries submitted were a masterpiece with lots of details and creativity. Here are the top winning entries and their work of art (not ranked in order):
Alicia of Landry’s Development
Lisa of Chase Collaborative
Kristin of Paradigm Design Group
Melena of Chase Collaborative
Nicole of Gensler (Houston)