Saturday, August 29, 2015

Recently completed by Marble Systems: Marble Tile for The Hammam Day Spa at Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, San Juan PR

Marble Systems Inc  - the hospitality industry's leader in providing world-class selections of natural stone tile -  is pleased to announce the recent installation of custom and stock marble tile and mosaics in the newly opened Hammam Day Spa at the 100 year old Condado Vanderbilt Hotel San Juan PR, which has just undergone a full restoration and refurbishment.

Talya Mosaic Marble and Calacatta Marble Tile from MSI were used throughout The Hammam at the Spa - an unprecedented experience that weaves ancient purification rituals, exclusive to the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel.  Marble Systems has a distribution center in PR, as well as 2 in FL, 1 in NJ, 2 in VA, and 1 in CA

Condado Vanderbilt is a legendary hotel in the Carribean, designed originally by Warren and Whitmore - one of the foremost New York architectural firms of the 1900's - for the same Vanderbilt family who commissioned New York’s Biltmore, Commodore and Ambassador Hotels in the early 1900's. Warren and Whitmore also designed Grand Central Station.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Kirk Montgomery named California and Nevada hospitality representative for Marble Systems

Marble Systems Inc  - the hospitality industry's leader in providing world-class selections of natural stone tile -  is pleased to announce the appointment of Kirk Montgomery and his Central Imagination Agency as the contract-hospitality representative for the states of California and Nevada.

Andy Schaidler, Hospitality Sales Manager for Marble Systems, commented: “Kirk and I met during the HDExpo tradeshow in May and already he is making an impact with hospitality client growth in both Southern California and Southern Nevada, the rest of his territory will be following soon.”  

Marble Systems natural stone tiles are used at numerous upscale resorts, restaurants, and country clubs such as The Bellagio , Caesars, The Palms, Palomar, Four Seasons, Cosmos Club, Gracebay Club, Texas de Brazil, and many more.  The products include marble, travertine, limestone, granite, porcelain, slate, glass, metal, onyx and more for walls, floors, furniture, spas, baths and other uses.

Kirk and the Marble Systems Hospitality team will work around California and Nevada with upscale hotel, resort, casino, fine dining, spa and country club industries, as well as the developers, builders, management groups and owners of these projects.  Kirk is also working with local hospitality architects, designers and other specifiers to ensure their tile projects have the best prices and best selection of natural stone.

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Psychology Of Restaurant Design

You think you’re in charge, having planned the time, the companions, the type of cuisine, and the ambiance for a dinner out. But what you don’t realize is, the restaurant has chosen you. Every detail has been meticulously plotted around your age, status, and preferences to lead you blithely to the restaurant’s door.

Here’s a look at the thinking behind the bar, playlist, tabletops, menu, hostess desk, and everything else you see, hear, taste, and smell.
Courtesy of Westchester Magazine.


Monday, August 10, 2015

NEWH Sunshine Chapter Casino Night Fundraiser Thursday August 20

Everyone in and near central Florida please join me in raising scholarship money for hospitality architecture and design students by partying at the NEWH Sunshine Chapter's Casino Night Fundraiser on Thursday evening August 20 2015. 
Marble Systems is one of the event sponsors and also one of the Silent Auction prize donors.  

Advance tickets are available online at

The Casino Night will be held at the Winter Park Farmers Market in downtown Winter Park FL, just a few minutes north of Orlando, and will include food, drink, games, prizes, DJ's, Entertainment, and more.