adorne by Legrand wins People's Choice Award at HI Connect Design
WEST HARTFORD, Conn., April 18, 2013 — The adorne collection of design-driven light switches, dimmers, outlets and wall plates earned Legrand the “I Need That In My Hotel Room” People’s Choice Award at HI Connect Design™, a leading hospitality trade show held in Nashville, Tennessee in mid-April. The competition was sponsored by Hotel Interactive, Inc., producers of BITAC and HI Connect Design, as well as the leading hotel industry news resource www.hotelinteractive.com.
“We are so grateful to receive a People’s Choice Award for adorne, particularly because it is recognition from our peers,” said Mario Gonzalez, vice president of marketing. “Participation in HI Connect is adorne’s introduction to the hospitality category—and to have such a meaningful distinction out of the gate signals exciting opportunities for us in the market.”
Show attendees, including hotel executives, owners, developers, and purchasing agents voted on the most creative, innovative and exciting designs and products seen among the show’s hotel space vignettes via an exclusive smartphone app.
Additional People’s Choice Awards were extended to booths, including Best Overall Vignette, Best Public Space, Best Guestroom and Best Bathroom. The adorne collection was the only product to receive the People’s Choice Award in the show’s inaugural honors program.
Legrand showcased adorne in 40 vignettes, which allowed attendees to interact with the innovative light switches
in guest rooms, bathrooms and common areas that illustrated adorne’s impressive applications for the hospitality category.
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $5.8 billion in 2012. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, WattStopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us
About Hotel Interactive
Hotel Interactive (www.hotelinteractive.com
) has been serving the hospitality industry as a leading daily business-to-business vertical and industry portal since 1998. The company is the premier online resource of industry news, events and content. Hotel Interactive also produces the highly acclaimed Buyer Interactive Trade Alliance and Conference (www.BITAC.net
) events. BITAC is known for its business building forum designed for prominent executives in the hospitality industry to foster long-term relationships under different categories such as Purchasing & Design, F&B, Technology, Spa & Wellness, and more. Its newest venture is HI Connect Design, a patented concept that reinvents the tradeshow experience. Hotel Interactive also offers a complimentary series of webinars while Hotel Interactive Radio featuring downloadable and on-demand podcasts.