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Mr. Coleman

James Coleman

Senior Director of Relations and Business Development, Luxury Commercial Bath

James Coleman is the Senior Director of Relations and Business Development of Luxury Commercial Bath, and the President of DIRECT Show Flooring. Luxury Commercial Bath has been proven a leader in the Hospitality Bathroom Remodeling Industry and aims to provide the best services for bathroom remodeling in the hospitality industry (director which involves hotels, restaurants, bars, etc.). DIRECT, in the meantime, provided CPT, or Custom Printed Textured, Flooring Product - which was brought to the forefront of the Trade Show and Event markets, along with the EZ-Down Planks and Tiles. They specialize in museum, retail, and hospitality flooring services, as well as visual merchandising, branding, and product rolloutust. He was also the Chief Marketing Officer, and later the President, of The Tiles. Additionally, he was the Vice President of Sales/Product Development at J International, where he was directly involved in the cultivation of new and existing dealers. His responsibilities included quoting, designing, and pricing of the large or non-standard floors. He was also in-charge of developing new products and implementing the J Green initiative. (which he personally does), etc. He attests to the effort as something to “project the products in their best light for the lowest cost for the company”. Mr. Coleman, along with DIRECT and The Tiles, were awarded the Buyers Choice Award at Exhibitor for two consecutive years (2011-2012). These awards were given for the CPT Flooring that is reverse-printed with UV ink in 2011, and the ILLUMILITE Panel Flooring system - which is a paper-thin, flexible, and impact-resistant LEC technology. Hotel and bathroom remodeling, as well as hospitality design, is where his skillset primarily revolves around. Mr. Coleman prides in the fact that he can help clients find the right products at the best price, delivering upon quality bathroom remodeling and paraphernalia. He is also versed in Sales, Exhibit Designs, Business Development, Trade Shows, Account Management, Corporate Events, and Marketing Strategy.

Please visit http://luxurycommercialbath.com for more information.

Mr. Coleman can be contacted at 815-317-0601 or info@luxurycommercialbath.com

Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.