Delighted by the embossed soaps and sundries offered during your hotel visit? Thank American Hotel Register. The company distributes more than 50,000 products in 20-plus categories, including toiletries, cleaning products, appliances, furniture, carpeting, drapery, and linens to hotels of all sizes. It also caters to funeral homes, health care facilities, government offices, and military institutions. American Hotel Register sells products through its 2,150-page catalog and website. It operates distribution centers in the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. Founded in 1865 to sell hotel guest registers, the company was acquired by Thomas Leahy in the early 1900s. It is owned and operated by his descendants.
Looking beyond North America for growth, American Hotel in late 2011 acquired Intros Hotel Supplies. The Dutch distributor of amenities, and more, services hotels in Europe, as well as the Middle East and Africa. Intro not only expands American Hotel's international distribution network, but brings capabilities in amenity design coupled with relationships with prestige cosmetic brands.
At home, American Hotel is gaining an increasing share of the hospitality furnishings, fixtures, and equipment service market. Customers of its interior design and procurement services have included Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (guest accommodations at Navy installations), Fairfield Inn & Suites (by Marriott), and Best Western. American Hotel concurrently has inked an exclusive agreement to sell the Travel-Tot Childproofing Kit, a product designed to help property owners make their lodging more family-friendly.