It’s Paris in the Springtime for Forbes

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    Leading hotel and restaurant supplier Forbes Group has been dispatching tables, table protectors and table covers of all kinds to Paris in time for Spring 2011. Nearly one hundred Forbes Alu-Lite tables are heading to the Shangri-La, Paris. The new five star hotel was originally built in 1896 for the great-nephew of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, and has breathtaking views of Paris. The building is listed as of historic importance, so the fabric of the property is a high priority. The easily carried, lightweight aluminium tables, with the leg retention feature, made them the ideal choice for the hotel. They will be used with Forbes’ table protectors, which reduce noise levels and add comfort for clients. Protective table-coverings have also been dispatched to the Four Seasons Hotel George V in the French capital.

    Refurbished and reopened last autumn, the Hotel Royal Monceau Raffles selected a wide range of fabric products from the Forbes Group. These include table skirting, conference cloth drop covers, table protectors and simple-fit table covers. Forbes Group was selected for the quality and competitive price of its British-manufactured products.

    The Westin Paris-Vendôme, overlooking the Place de la Concorde, is celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2011. Alongside a renovation of its 440 guest rooms and suites, the hotel has taken delivery of over one hundred Alu-Lite tables, in round, rectangular and semi-circular shapes, for maximum flexibility of use in banquet, conference, and restaurant areas.

    Half an hour from Paris, towards Disneyland, the Paxton Résidence Hôtel Spa has recently ordered 125 drop covers for its conference rooms. Tailor-made for the hotel’s tables, the drop covers have flat panels to the front and sides, with an inset panel to the corners giving a pleat effect in the drop to the floor, for a professional finish.

    This success suggests that Forbes’ attendance at the Paris Equip’Hotel trade exhibition in November, and its local French office, in Châtelet-en-Brie, continue to pay dividends for the Herefordshire manufacturer. Forbes MD Peter Graville is bullish. ‘We are pleased with the results of our export efforts and expect to continue expanding sales in overseas markets’.

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    Daniel Fountain / 09.03.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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