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