Friday, December 7, 2012

Now available! Designers Fountain Contract Lighting full 230 page color catalogs and DFDL 3-ring binders.  Also now available new 4 page color overview of Designers Fountain Contract Lighting.  Get in touch with Complete Hopsitlaity or your local CHS sales rep for your copy of both.



Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New exclusive Lighting Enterprises UL Listed portable reading lights combined with wall sconces or table lamps or floor lamps, now available!
Just got back from the Boutique Design hotel show in NYC last week, exhibting these lights, and wow were they are HIT with every client that saw them. Just introduced last month at the HighPoint Furniture Market as well, and the industry feedback already is terrific, exactly what architects and designers and hoteliers have been looking for. We might be the the very first company of our kind offering these Combo lights of this style with these exclusive features:
*Certified UL Listed Portable , *Hardwire or direct-wire option also , *1 watt LED 60 footcandle Warm White 3000k color reading lamp , *Choice of wall-mount or table/desk top or floor lamp , *individually switched lights , *Choice of flexible gooseneck or new elegant swivel-pivot reading light , * stock on-the-shelf fixtures in late January , *Custom finishes, custom shades, custom lengths all available.
Full color PDF sell sheets and images available now from your Complete Hospitality & Lighting Enterprises local sales rep. Request a demo sample and request our new brochure, both coming very soon


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New brochures now available for Designers Fountain Contract Lighting. Beautiful 4 page full color brochures highlighting some of their best exterior and interior in-stock lighting fixtures.  Also available again are 3-ring binders with their #118 full 230 page catalog. Contact your local Complete Hospitality Solutions sales rep for an electronic version or print version, or both!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Just got into NYC for setup for the BDNY hotel show this coming weekend.  No problems flying into Newark airport, snow all melted.  No problems taking the Port Auth bus into the city, less than half hour ride.  No problems getting to my midtown hotel.  No snow - it's all melted!  Restaurants and bars and shops are all open.  The sidewalks and streets are vibrant as ever. Food carts and sale tables and open doors welcome you on every block.

I know that folks in the suburbs and elsewhere in the city and on the coast are still struggling and need our support (donate to the Red Cross...I did), but if anyone had concerns about whether or not they should fly or train or bus or drive into NYC for this show it's time to confirm those travel plans ...and for all the local and regional architects and designers and hoteliers... please take time off on Sunday or Monday and come to the Javits Center and walk this show.  All of us exhibitors from around the country will be so happy to see you, and so proud of your support of this show and our industry,  and of the sturdy east coasters and New Yorkers who are making it happen. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Looking forward to seeing all my resilient east coast industry pals at BDNY this weekend in NYC. Free buyer passes still available. Msg me

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Congrats to Homedics-Sharper Image Audio Group, just installed at the luxurious Omni Berkshire Place Hotel in midtown Manhattan: HMDX B440 bedside bluetooth audio alarm clocks that are compatible with ANY bluetooth enabled phone or music player.  So there's no need for a iPod compatible dock nor a USB cable nor a mini-audio-jack (although the USB charging port is there if you need it). Music is streamed wirelessly from your phone or player up to 30 ft away to the HMDX alarm clock.    Complete Hospitality Solutions is pleased that Omni Hotels has selected bluetooth technology and this in-guestroom amenity for its valued guests to enjoy! 

For more information on HMDX-Sharper Image Audio for hotels or on CHS, please contact your local CHS independent sales agent for brochures and free demos and inspection samples, or visit our desktop or mobile website Complete-Hospitality . com

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Looking forward to seeing all my Dallas hotel industry pals today at the free to the trade NEWH Tradeshow at the Hilton Anatole from noon-6

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Complete Hospitality Solutions congratulates Lighting Enterprises Inc on the recent install of custom lighting for the brand new 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Cincinnati OH, reviving the historic landmark Hotel Metropole into a new destination for travelers and for the local arts community, scheduled to open in December.  Lighting Enterprises provided wall sconces, table lamps, desk lamps, and floor lamps, all custom designed. All fixtures included the latest technology in low watt halogen and compact fluorescent and compact LED lamps

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Please visit our new website in desktop & mobile modes.  All your lightbulb needs for replacement and new installs

Friday, September 21, 2012

Our new Complete Hospitality Solutions website now also availble in a leaner faster mobile version on your smart phones or tablets. Scroll to the very bottom of any page to see the link to switch back and forth between Mobile version or Desktop version

Monday, September 17, 2012

NEWH Sustainable Hospitality Committee Announces: Green Voice, Webinar Series Offering CEU

The NEWH Sustainable Hospitality Committee announced its Green Voice Webinar Series for September 26 & 27 2012. The web-based seminars will include topics on: “Meta-Trends in Sustainability—Shaping Our Future, “Water: Beyond High Efficiency Fixtures”, “2030 Challenge for Products” and “Implementing Change,”

“We are excited to offer our first series of the Green Voice Sustainable Webinars. The webinar sessions will offer an interactive approach and present an opportunity to participate in a question and answer discourse,” says Dina Belon, NEWH Vice-President of Sustainable Hospitality. A high-point opf the series is the ability for Interior Designers and Architects to earn (CEU) Continuing Education Units for attending the two-day webinar series. “Our organization advocates for continued learning and the webinar programs we have designed will help accelerate the transformation of sustainability in your organization and community.,” says Adrienne Pumphrey, NEWH Director of Sustainable Hospitality.

The cost-efficient two-day webinar series begins on September 26 & 27 and will offer an accomplished line-up of sustainable speakers. The fee to participate for both days is $20.00 for NEWH members, $50.00 for non-NEWH members, and free to students.

• The kick-off session Wednesday, September 26 @ 2:00PM – 3:30PM EST (Meta-Trends in Sustainability—Shaping Our Future), Speaker: Clark Brockman, SERA Architects will discuss the overarching sustainability concepts changing the way we design. Panel members will project where these trends will position us 20 years from now, then engage in a back casting exercise recommending actions companies should be taking now to prepare.

• Thursday, September 27 @ 2:00PM – 3:00PM EST (Water: Beyond High Efficiency Fixtures), this installment is hosted by speaker Jon Gray, CPD Principal, Senior Plumbing Engineer, Interface. He will cover how high efficiency fixtures can contribute to reducing properties water use but they can only go so far. This session will examine techniques including, landscaping and irrigation, grey water reuse, on site water treatment, rain collection, and other emerging technologies to address reducing water use.

• Thursday, September 27th 3:00PM EST (2030 Challenge for Products), learn in his session how speaker Francesca Desmarias Research Associate, Director of the 2030 Challenge for Products will explain slowing the growth rate of GHG emissions and reversing it is the key to addressing climate change and keeping the global average temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

• Thursday, September 7th 4:00Pm – 5:00PM EST (Implementing Change), includes a power panel of industry designers, manufactures, and hoteliers sharing their inspiration, successes, and the challenges they have faced integrating sustainability goals into their designs, products, and properties.

Don’t wait to register - visit at

For more information contact:

Adrienne Pumphrey, NEWH Director of Sustainable Hospitality,, (303) 522.7004
Dina Belon,  NEWH VP of Sustainable Hospitality, 407-345-4438
Andy Schaidler, NEWH Director of Public Relations,, (414) 431-3687

About NEWH:

NEWH The Hospitality Industry Network, founded in 1985, is an international non-profit organization with 18 chapters and 5 regional groups of volunteer industry professionals who raise funds and grant scholarships to college students studying design, architecture, purchasing, and management focused on the lodging and restaurant markets. NEWH is the premiere industry networking organization whose volunteers have granted more than $2.3 million in scholarships by networking at local, regional, and international architecture, design, and hospitality events.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

AirTran punishing loyal frequent fliers by downgrading programs

So I just found out that Airtran has "improved" my 3 year standing as and Airtran A+ Elite frequent flier by removing the opportunity to buy or use points to upgrade from coach to business class 24 to 48 hours before my's now 40 MINUTES before a flight based on when I check in.  Very very smart.  They also raised the A+ Elite advance-purchase coach ticket prices to higher than full-fare business class.  Oh, that should improve sales.  ;-) 

A very sharp ticket agent just told me in person, "it's so they can try to SELL more business class seats before a flight, instead of give them away"  Thank you so very much Airtran for all my dollars and miles and support of your airline over the years, and thank you so much to Southworst for buying them and degrading or downgrading or removing every advantage to being a member of their previously good frequent flier program.  They've certainly lowered themselves to match or be worst than almost any other airline out there.

I am NOT cattle, and do NOT like flying Southworst unless it's the only cheapset option on a short flight to where I'm going, so when they put the final nail in the coffin of Airtran some time next year and convert everything to Southworst, there will defintiely be one less loyal customer in their frequent flier program.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Complete Hospitality Solutions is thrilled to welcome two new manufacturers to our booth at HDBoutique. Please come see Eclipse Hospitality Hotel Furnishings of Phoenix AZ and Axminster Carpets of Axminster Devon UK. Booth 1121, Tuesday & Wednesday Sept 11-12.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Beautiful redesign of the CHS website now live! View or download all our literature from the Products tab.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Complete Hospitality & Lighting Enterprises will be exhibiting in booth # 1121 at HDBoutique expo in Miami Beach next week, Tues & Wed Sept 11-12th.   If you still need to register for a free buyer badge you can signup online at  and pick up your badge at the door

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

CHS email is back up & running, after a short unfortunate ironic outage over the holiday weekend.  Our new website design: still in process

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Complete Hospitality congratulates Lighting Enterprises on completing the remodel of the Hotel Contessa San Antonio with new floor lamps.


Looks like  is awesome again for social media!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Complete Hospitality Solutions congratulates Lighting Enterprises inc on completing the remodel of the Raddisson Hotel Lansing Mi with new table & floor lamps.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hot off the presses! new printing of the  SouthBay Intl Advance Sleep Technology memory foam hotel mattress brochures, featuring the new "REJOICE!" memory foam pillow.  This is the most affordable Visco memory foam pillow ever, made entirely from recylced Visco memory foam repurposed from the SBi and AST production lines - not post-consumer, just post-production. Your local Complete Hospitality Solutions independent sales rep will have new brochures and REJOICE pillow samples available for customers to see soon.  Samples will also be on display at the upcoming HDBoutique tradeshow in Miami Beach Fl next month.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Complete Hospitality Solutions congratulates Lighting Enterprises Inc on the completed remodeling and install at the historic Hotel Icon in downtown Houston TX.  Numerous new custom-designed and custom-made wall sconces, ceiling lights, table lamps, and floor lamps for this large boutique hotel in their over 100 year old building that was once a bank. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Complete Hospitality Solutions is pleased to announce our newest local rep agency, Mark Beelart, Contract Hospitality Furnishings LLC for the states of Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.

Mark will be bringing the new CHS binders and brochures to his local clients soon.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Looking forward to seeing all my Denver area hospitality industry pals today at the NEWH Regional Tradeshow downtown at the Hyatt Covention Center hotel. Come see some if my new literature (and, hey, my new straw fedora, too!).

The tradeshow is free for architects, designers, purchasing managers, developers, hoteliers, restaurantuers, general managers, and design students.

Even if you didn't register online before, just show up with your company business card and you can register at the door for the free exhibits, free cash door prizes, free lunch at noon, and free appetizers at happy hour.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Samples of the SouthBay Intl Advanced Sleep Technology  new 'Rejoice!' 100% visco memory foam pillow are now available from your local Complete Hospitality independent sales rep, and will be appearing in the next printing of SouthBay literature.  It's the most afforadable Visco Memory Foam pillow available, and has the unique distrinction of being made entirely from recycled visco memory foam from the SBI mattress and pillow production lines.  Has similar comfort and conforming features of other SBI visco memory foam pillows, but with a better price when budget is an issue.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Expecting many new introductions coming in our HDBoutique booth in Miami just 5 weeks from now (we are now in booth #1121, a 20 footer, center of show, near the entry doors). Expecting new literature & new products from Lighting Enterprises, Designers Fountain Contract Lighting, Homedics-Sharper Image Audio, PerfectLightLED, and SouthBay Intl.   
Also will be introducing Eclipse Hotel Furniture to the rest of the country at this show (already well known on the west coast) and a major wool carpeting addition to the excellent Complete Hospitality and Lighting Enterprises lineup of terrific offerings.
Plus expect announcements of at least two or possibly three more new independent sales reps from around the continent.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Just arrived! Beautiful new Complete Hospitality Solutions 3-ring binders for all your CHS factory product brochures. Made of 100% recylced chipboard & paperboard (95% post-consumer product!). Our binders are on their way to your local CHS rep this week. Watch for them soon in their hands, and on your resource library shelf! 



Thursday, August 2, 2012

OK ,this is pretty cool , I just found the perfect replacement solution for Ping.Fm and Hellotxt, both of which are now defunct (big sigh), and this social media mamangement app is better than Posterous and Hootsuite (has WAY more services to connect to), and it's pretty affordable, not free like Ping was, but under $10 a month.  Not bad.

My reps and factories and customers and freinds will tell you how hard I try to market and promote myself and NEWH and CHS and our factories and their products, and I feel like I've finally stumbled onto the right way to cooridnate a bunch of online social media.

And, yes, I know I've said it before (yes I've read back thru my earlier posts this year)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hot off the presses, new brochures from: PerfectLight LED featuring LED lightbulbs perfect for replacement in existing lighting fixtures or for new installations. The brochures are on their way to your local Complete Hospitality Solutions reps in a few days.  Brochures and sample bulbs available from our Detroit or Milwaukee offices (and from your local CHS rep).  Try them in your next project and see how good warm white LED now looks and how much energy you can save ...and ...don't get on a ladder to change a bulb again for many years!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Just arrived, new brochures from: Eclipse Hosptiality Hotel Furniture.  In the hands of your local Complete-Hospitality reps in a few days.

Monday, July 23, 2012

okay, I now think SendSocialMedia might be just about the coolest and most robust app I've found so far to date to post to social networks

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hot off the presses: brand new Taylor-Sharper Image-Bowflex-Salter bathroom and spa scale brochures. Now available from Complete Hospitality Solutions & your local CHS rep

Monday, July 9, 2012

Lighting Enterprises just completed: refresh of Hampton Inn Perry, FL with linen shade wall sconce lights

Friday, July 6, 2012

Hot off the presses! brand new Crypton Mattress Protector brochures. Now available from Complete Hospitality Solutions and your local CHS agent

Friday, June 22, 2012

Looking forward to seeing all my friends this afternoon @ NEWH Tradeshow NYC. #1 Train takes you to 14th St Stop, just few blocks to 18th

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Neocon today, to volunteer at the NEWH info booth and to hear Ian Schrager speak at lunch about his concepts on hotel architecture and design

Friday, June 8, 2012

Completing this week: Lighting Enterprises table lamps for luxury suites at the 18th century 108 room Red Lion Inn in the Berkshires
Completing this week: Lighting Enterprises table and floor lamps for luxury suites at the 1290 room Galt House Hotel in Louisville KY

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Completing this month: new SouthBay Advance Sleep premium memory foam mattresses at the 140 room Lake San Marcos Resort near Escondido CA.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

This is why I love our Camry hybrid. Not a Prius, folks. A full size car. No special driving mode to work. 57 MPG! Go hybrid go!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Gorgeous new SharperImage-HMDX hotel iPod alarm clock brochures just finished, going to print this week. Contact your CHS rep for your copy!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hospitality MATCH sponsors watch your email, final review begins today. MATCH registered buyers watch your emails for final selections.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Welcome Eclipse Manufacturing!

Complete Hospitality Solutions is very excited to welcome Eclipse Manufacturing brand-approved hotel guestroom casegoods to our growing offerings across North America.  See more at or contact your local CHS and LEI sales rep.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Complete Hospitality Solutions introducing 7 new lines at HD Expo Las Vegas. Booths 3972 and 3973.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New SouthBay Intl brochures of premium memory foam mattresses & pillows just off press Tues. Gorgeous printing! Premiere next week at HD

Monday, May 7, 2012

Lighting Enterprises & Complete Hospitality exhibiting together next week at HDExpo Vegas. Larger booth, main center aisle, 3972+#3973

Friday, April 27, 2012

Looking forward to chats with all my peeps dialing in on the NEWH Public Relations conference calls this morn & this afternoon, plan ahead!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Another terrific NEWH Regional Trade Show starting in 1 hour in Atlanta, our CHS booth is great, getting kudos already from other salesfolk

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Closed on my late father's home without a hitch yesterday, whole process took less than half hour. Longer drive each way to get there & back

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Complete Hospitality plans with LEi & our partners to double size of our HDExpo booth to show all our great new lines & new products in May

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sending more good home sale Karma to everyone, home inspection passed, movers come Friday for family collectibles at my late father's condo

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Complete Hospitality Solutions developing a beautiful new presentation brochure on South Bay Intl AST memory foam mattresses for hotels

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The new portfolio brochure from Complete Hospitality Solutions is stunning! Feedback last week from DC clients & our factories terrific.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Complete Hospitality Solutions thrilled to now offer decorative contract exterior & interior lighting fixtures from Designers Fountain

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thanks to all who visited our new Complete Hospitality Solutions booth at the Washington DC NEWH Tradeshow. Great to see many old friends!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Complete Hospitality Solutions thrilled to now offer bedside audio & alarms from Sharper Image & HMDX, also bathroom scales from Taylor

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Complete Hospitality thrilled to now offer SouthBay Intl premium AST Memory Foam Mattresses to hotels, senior living, dorms, and more

Monday, March 12, 2012

After 10 months of being listed on the market, just recieved and accepted an offer on my late fathers SC lakefront condo! Closing April 10!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Complete Hospitality thrilled to now offer Energyzers alternative option for discount natural gas & electricity in 23 deregulated states

Friday, March 2, 2012

The 'hospitality group' of Lighting Enterprises Hospitality Group is now Complete Hospitality Solutions Inc, LEi as anchor line. Here we go!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Lighting Enterprises just completed: The Shelbourne South Beach hotel, remodeled Premier Guest Rooms, 18th & Collins, South Miami Beach, FL