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NYC & COMPANY WELCOMES BACK THE 10TH ANNUAL ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST HOME DESIGN SHOW TO NEW YORK CITY

—30,000 Visitors Expected to Discover and Shop the Best in Home Design from More Than 300 Premium Brands, Enjoy Seminars with Design World Luminaries and Special Events—

—Introducing The Artist Project New York Featuring a Rare Opportunity to Purchase Fine Art Directly from Emerging Artist and Established Talent—

New York City (March 15, 2011) – NYC & Company, the City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, welcomes back the 10th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show to New York City, a four-day event that features the best in home design from more than 300 premium brands. 30,000 visitors and NYC residents are expected to attend the show and shop among the broad range of categories including home furnishings, accessories, kitchen & bath products, flooring, fabric and more. The Architectural Digest Home Design Show is open to the public from March 18 – 20 at Pier 94 on Manhattan’s West Side, with a special preview for trade members only on March 17. The show is produced by MMPI and is co-sponsored by The New York Times.

“New York City is a hub of creativity and design for the United States and we are pleased that the Architectural Digest Home Design Show is celebrating 10 years here,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company. “There is no other place in the world that offers both the resources to accommodate 30,000 visitors and the opportunities to experience different textiles, designs and trends from across the world in one spot. We are proud that New York is a leader in this industry and we look forward to a long relationship with the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.”

For the first time, the Architectural Digest Home Design Show will host The Artist Project New York, co-located at Pier 92. This showcase brings together more than 150 emerging and established talents under one roof for their first major showing and offers the rare opportunity to purchase fine art directly from the artists.

“The Architectural Digest Home Design Show is an incredible collaboration between designers, manufacturers and industry experts,” said Jennifer Woolford, senior vice president, MMPI. “The Show offers attendees a preview of the next big trends in home design through educational seminars and exhibits. By bringing together creativity, talent and interest, we are able to create magnificent energy in design and art.”

The Show offers access to design luminaries throughout several special sections including: DIFFA’s Dining by Design NY, which combines design and culinary giants for amazing creations; Architectural Digest Designers Consultations, which offers free 20-minute consults with the principals of New York’s top design firms; MADE, a showcase of original art, furniture, lighting and more available for purchase; The Modern Home, which highlights the best in furnishings, flooring, cabinetry and kitchens in a model apartment space; Shop the Show with a Professional, a tour of the show floor with an industry insider; Designer Seminar Series, offering inspiration in design-for-small-spaces, color and new kitchen design; Culinary Pavilion, to meet top chefs and sample their cuisine; Mark Levinson Mobile Showroom, a peek at the finest in residential electronics and home theatres; Moore & Giles Style Capsule, a step inside an Airstream Studio parked at the show that has been revamped in leather applications.

The Architectural Digest Home Design Show is open for design trade only from 10am – 7pm on March 17. The show then opens to the public on March 18 and 19 from 10am – 7pm and March 20 from 10am – 6pm. Tickets are priced at $25 and can be purchased at the door or online at archdigesthomeshow.com.

About NYC & Company:
NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For all there is to do and see in New York City, visit nycgo.com.

About MPI:
MMPI is a trade show and property management firm, specializing in managing buildings devoted to wholesale showrooms and commercial office space. MMPI produces more than 300 trade shows, market events and conferences each year. MMPI manages The Merchandise Mart and 350 West Mart Center in Chicago; Market Square, the Suites at Market Square, Hamilton Market, Plaza Suites, Furniture Plaza and the National Furniture Mart in High Point, N.C.; the Architects & Designers Building and 7 W New York in New York; the Boston Design Center in Boston; the L.A. Mart in Los Angeles; and the Washington Design Center and Federal Center Southwest in Washington D.C.

About Vornado Realty Trust:
Vornado Realty Trust, owners of MMPI, based in New York City, is a fully integrated equity real estate investment trust. Vornado’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and are traded under the symbol VNO.

About Architectural Digest:
Architectural Digest is the authority in design and architecture, providing a vision that stretches readers' imaginations and sets new benchmarks for the life they wish to live, whether just starting out or at the peak of achievement. The magazine offers first and exclusive access to extraordinary people, places, and things across the design continuum. From editorial to advertising, Architectural Digest influences five million affluent readers to see, source, and buy products directly from its pages.

For more press inquires please contact Chris Heywood at 212.484.1270 or cheywood@nycgo.com.