Show Experts Offer Recession-Friendly Small Space Solutions and Free One-on-One Design Consultations

New York City (March 25, 2009) NYC & Company, the City's marketing, tourism and partnership organization, invites New Yorkers and visitors alike to find inspiration and design ideas from the world-class talent, seminars and exhibits during the four day run of the eighth annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show (ADHDS) in New York City beginning March 26. The Show's expert designers will not only showcase the latest in architectural concepts and trends, but offer recession-friendly tips in small space solutions, storage ideas, and free one-on-one design consultations. The ADHDS is expected to bring more than 24,000 visitors to New York City, and will feature more than 300 companies, representing leading manufacturers, designers and retailers

"The Architectural Digest Home Design Show and New York City are a perfect pairing," said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company. "New York City has long been the home of the leading and most respected designers in the world, and a place that defines and inspires the latest trends. With more than 24,000 people expected to attend this year's event, the Home Design Show is an important event for New York City, and we're thrilled to welcome back visitors and exhibitors for the eighth year."

Presented by Architectural Digest and produced by Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI), the ADHDS also features special events including cooking demonstrations, guest lectures, designer consultations, special exhibits and much more, all under one roof.

"We're excited to be working with NYC & Company to promote the City and its role as a leader for cutting-edge design and style," said Megan Reilly, marketing director, MMPI. "This year's Architectural Digest Home Design Show offers something for everyone, no matter what one's budget is - from hundreds of home home furnishing products and design seminars to designer vignettes and special events.

The Architectural Design Home Design Show runs from Thursday, March 26 through Sunday, March 29, at Pier 94 in Manhattan, from 10am to 6pm each day. General admission tickets for the show are $25, and can be purchased at the door Friday through Saturday or online at VIP tickets are required for attendance at the Thursday preview.


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