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  • Forbes Group’s the choice of the Hilton Waldorf

    Daniel Fountain
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    Forbes Group’s reputation for furniture, conference cloths, table skirting and equipment that offers immaculate presentation combined with functionality would appear to be confirmed by its latest order from the Hilton Waldorf Hotel on Aldwych, London. The Adelphi Suite of this classic hotel has just undergone an £800,000 refurbishment that demanded respect for the building (parts of which are listed) combined with an upgrade to the highest modern hospitality specifications.The Hilton Waldorf’s order to Forbes for conference cloths and drop covers, table skirting and cocktail table covers reveals a need for impeccable appearance and comfort for those attending meetings and events, combined with, for hotel staff, machine-washable, hard-wearing fabrics, tailor-made to the hotel’s requirements, and all in colours to complement their revised decor.

    In addition, the Buffet-Rite heat-resistant table top that caused a stir on the Forbes Group stand at Hotelympia will soon be turning heads in the Hilton Waldorf Adelphi suite. The sleek powder-coated table-top that fits over tables to provide a heat-proof serving surface when required, shrugs off spillages and wipes clean, providing cost-savings in laundry and giving ordinary tables multiple uses. When the Buffet-Rite is used over a stretch Silcra cover, a table transforms into a sculpted serving station for indoor or outdoor use. The virtues of the Buffet-Rite are fast becoming recognised. It is now a standard item in all UK Mercure Hotels and is increasingly a specified item.

    Forbes Group’s London Business Manager Damian White worked directly with the hotel management to determine their requirements at the Hilton Waldorf. “We are of course delighted to contribute to this prestigious project,” commented White, “but I am confident that the staff and customers at the Hilton Waldorf will get years of good service and first-class presentation from our products.”

    White’s order from the Hilton Waldorf further included carpeted staging, and a podium from the Forbes Industries range (USA) whose products (including luggage and housekeeping carts) Forbes Group now distributes in the UK and Europe.

    Daniel Fountain / 23.05.2012

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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