Academy Inc. to Showcase its Superior Craftsmanship at Hospitality Design Expo & Conference

Academy Inc. of Los Angeles will be attending the 20th Annual Hospitality Design Expo & Conference at the Las Vegas Sands Expo and Convention Center on May 15 – 17.

Online PR News – 20-May-2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles, CA, 16 May 2012 : Las Vegas, Nevada – Academy Inc., a California awning and cabana company with hospitality clients from Malibu to Maine and known for its leadership in the design and distribution of commercial shade products including awnings, cabanas and canopies, announced its attendance at the 20th Annual Hospitality Design Expo & Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 15 – 17.
Academy brings to the conference more than 100 years in shade structure and cabana design expertise along with the innovative use of lightweight yet durable materials such as fabric, steel, and aluminum. Whether designing resort cabanas for upscale poolside patios, awnings or shade structures that extend a hotel’s usable outdoor space for valet parking and outdoor dining, and even the company’s well-publicized “Towel Valet” that protects clean towels from a harsh summer sun, all products can be custom made to order and delivered nationwide.
“While we pride ourselves on being a step ahead of our competitors, gaining industry knowhow and feedback is vital in maintaining that edge,” said Jim Richman, Academy’s CEO and founder. “That’s why our attendance at the 20th annual Hospitality Design Expo & Conference is a must. Shade structures in all their forms, not only protect people from the elements; they are a critical component to branding and re-branding client properties. The Las Vegas event is the ultimate meeting of the minds and we’re excited to be a part of it, showcasing the best that we do in design and performance.”
Designing top quality work comes down to a dedicated staff with the knowledge to weld the metal of our shade structures to your needs. It also comes down to a little science as all of our work begins with the most advanced computer aided drafting and rendering, (CAD), employs radio frequency wielding on fabrics and uses double needle seams on woven fabrics, among other design advantages. Whether designed as Mediterranean-style beach cabana, complete with plush outdoor seating and coffee tables, or simpler turquoise and white gazebos fit for outdoor relaxation or dining, Academy offers the highest quality with the broadest selection. Combined with our reliance on state-of-the-art computer rendering and you’ll begin to see why Academy is sending it competitors back to school.
It’s that commitment to first class design and implementation that’s helped academy win praise from people like Joe Comaduran, Wyndham Worldwide Hotel Group’s Chief Engineer. “Great job. Great people. I will use you in the future,” are his succinct, but impactful words featured on our website. Others, like H&H Hollywood & Highland Center, also featured on our website, were equally generous. “Just wanted to say thank you for all your help. Your staff team did a great job helping me get the pool deck ready for our grand opening. I could not have done it without out your team.”
Along with Wyndham and H&H, Academy’s additional hospitality clients include, Hilton, Marriot Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, Hyatt, W Hotels, Universal Studios and Walt Disney World.
Launched in 1992 and presented by Hospitality Design magazine, the HD Expo has grown to become one of the hospitality industry’s largest yearly events where approximately 900 exhibitors and 7,000 attendees come to the Las Vegas Sands Expo and Convention Center each May. Structured as one part conference and another part tradeshow, guests will learn about everything from lighting to the latest industry trends and the skills necessary to adapt to today’s hyper competitive market – and all of it from LU/CEU accredited sessions. Show floor attendees will also have valuable time to demonstrate and showcase their products as well as network.
“Considering that the US economy continues its own spring rebirth and that hotel occupancy rates are now above pre-recession levels, it’s likely the 2012 the 20th annual HD Expo will be the most productive one yet,” added Jim Richman. “Be sure to check us out.”

About Academy Inc.
Academy Inc. is a Los Angeles based company with more than 100 years of industry experience in custom manufacturing and installation of awning, canopies, cabanas, and a variety of commercial shade structures. They are a fully licensed and insured organization which has earned a reputation for blending quality products with excellent customer service. Operating from a 30,000 square foot facility, Academy Inc. employs knowledgeable staff members, who are equipped to produce custom designed resort and beach cabana, to suit the specific requirements of the hospitality industry.

Contact Information
Academy Inc.
2510 Malt Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90040
Phone: 800-422-9646
Fax: 323-721-2924