PTY Lighting Gives Back – Our New Charitable Giving Initiative

PTY Lighting Gives Back – Our New Charitable Giving Initiative

Short Overviews

PTY Lighting cares about the community, and that is why we are excited to be launching our new charitable giving initiative!

This fundraising initiative for worthy charities is our way to give back to the community. The great thing is, our customers can participate easily and effortlessly. Here’s how it works.

Participating in PTY Lighting’s New Charitable Giving Initiative Is Easy!

As a customer, we want you to feel like you are getting the best value for your money. In part, we do this through providing the best quality custom lighting in the industry. We also do this through our superior customer service and knowledgeable hospitality lighting experts.

Our charitable giving initiative is yet another way for us to help provide value. We help others, and you feel good and we feel good! It’s a win/win/win all around!

What’s not to like?

The good news is, you don’t need to do anything to participate. Well, almost anything. The one thing you do need to do is to let us know which charity you want to select from our pre-vetted list of charitable organizations, foundations, and fundraising events.

Once you select your charitable cause, and we have the post purchase order received, we will donate 1% of the final order price to charity as a 50/50 donation from us and you, the customer.

This does not add anything extra to your bill. In other words, we are not passing on any additional costs to you, our valued customer. We are simply dedicated to taking some of our profits and investing it back into our community. In part, this is a “thank you” for all of the invisible support we have received throughout the years, support that has enabled us, PTY Lighting, to be a top provider in the competitive hospitality lighting business for 30 years.

Examples of What We Support Through Our Charitable Giving Initiative

PTY Lighting takes great pride in our charitable giving. Here are just some of the worthy causes we support:

Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit charity that helps our veterans through a variety of programs. The diverse programs offered include mental wellness, physical wellness, career and VA Benefits counseling, and personal independence support.

For example, during the 2018 Christmas holiday, the Wounded Warrior Project partnered with Chicago businesses, fire departments, and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office to host a day for Wounded Warriors and their families at the Brookfield Zoo. This event was a resounding success and helped veterans feel cared for and supported.

ISHP Benefit for Hollywood HEART

ISHP is the International Society of Hospitality Purchasers, and they host a yearly benefit for  Hollywood HEART. The word “HEART” stands for Hope, Education, Art, Recreation, and Therapy. This caring not-for-profit organization was founded in 1995 to provide support and services for children and youths who are directly impacted by HIV and AIDS. Through creative and therapeutic programs, affected kids can benefit from specialized emotional support, meet new friends, and learn fun new skills.

Hollywood HEART offers onsite camping programs for these kids. Unfortunately, the recent Woolsey Fire in Malibu completely destroyed the Hollywood HEART Malibu campsite. No one was injured in this fire, but now, that special campsite is gone forever.

For this reason, Hollywood HEART especially needs our support right now to fund a new kids’ campsite, which will entail considerable costs.

Bob’s Discount Golf Outing

Do you like golf? Then you will love this fun outdoor fundraiser! Bob’s Discount Golf Outing is a special charity event to raise money for non-profits supported by the Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation. This is a project of Bob’s Discount Furniture and has been going on for three decades!

The price to play in this tournament is a little bit more expensive than your average golf game, but when you get to play golf and raise money for charity at the same time, it is well worth it. This yearly event begins with a “shotgun start” and non-golfers can join in on the fun for food as well as join live and silent auctions.

Bob’s Golf Outing raised $635,000 for children’s charities in 2018 alone, and it has generated more than $7 million for worthy causes over 31 years. The nonprofits supported in 2018 include Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Camp Rising Sun, Family & Children’s Aid, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, March of Dimes, and Cardinal Cushing Centers.

NEWH Student Scholarship Fund

NEWH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to promote professional women in the hospitality industry. PTY Lighting is a member of the New York Chapter of NEWH and supports their scholarship drive.

NEWH has provided scholarships in excess of $6 million to more than 2,300 hospitality students with strong academic records who need monetary help.

Want More Information on Our Charitable Giving Initiative?

For more information on the PTY Lighting Charitable Giving Initiative, please contact us.

PTY Lighting’s Custom Lights for The Bernic Hotel New York City

PTY Lighting’s Custom Lights for The Bernic Hotel New York City

Hotel Project Case Studies

T​he Bernic Hotel New York City is a chic boutique hotel in NYC’s extravagant financial district in the heart of Midtown East. The hotel slogan is: “Where urban exploration meets global inspiration”, which speaks to the millennial aesthetic of adventure and sophistication that inspires this intriguing location.

Take a Look Inside The Bernic Hotel New York City

Intrepid guests who want something more than the standard touristy fare found in Times Square will enjoy this authentic New York experience. Located in the historic Turtle Bay neighborhood, T​he Bernic Hotel New York City is situated in the old stomping grounds of luminaries such as Andy Warhol, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Katherine Hepburn, Bob Dylan, and Stephen Sondheim.

Nearby attractions include the United Nations building, Fifth Avenue shopping, MacArthur Park, the Beaux Arts Institute, Turtle Bay Gardens, the Roosevelt Island Tramway, the 9-11 Memorial, and, for those wanting a taste of the stage arts, Times Square’s Theater District. Grand Central Station is also nearby, an attraction in and of itself.

T​he Bernic Hotel New York City has 96 rooms and suites with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the city. The Premier Penthouse Suite includes a living area made spacious with 23-foot ceilings and a full-sized kitchen. The king-sized bedroom also has a walk-in closet.

Rooms are decked out with the best amenities, including environmentally friendly boxed water, complimentary WiFi connectivity, pillowtop beds, luxe bedding, bathrobes, slippers, a Nespresso coffee station, mini fridge, and large flat screen HD television. A Distributed Antenna System is set up to make sure that each guest can access their cellular phone service.

As you can see, this boutique hotel caters to discerning customers who expect the best. The lighting, therefore, needs to be commensurate with the upscale offerings of the hotel.

Why PTY Lighting Was Chosen for This Contract Hotel Lighting Project

PTY Lighting has a lot of experience creating contract hotel lighting for four and five-star hotels of all sizes, from the best boutique hotels to large luxury chains.

To complete the custom lighting for this hotel build, we worked with Hersha Purchasing and Design and Marjian Development.

We were selected for The Bernic Hotel New York City because of our previous experience working successfully with Hersha Purchasing and Design. We were also chosen for the high quality of our portable lamps produced on previous projects.

PTY Lighting provided all the guestroom lighting for the Bernic project.

Hotel Lighting with a Distinctive Urban Look

The Bernic Hotel New York City takes inspiration from mid-century modern design styles with clean lines peppered with subtle accents. Tans, browns, beiges, and greys are complimented with eye-popping blues and chartreuse.

This being a boutique hotel in the heart of New York City, some of the room sizes are smaller, requiring us to be mindful of space when designing and planning the lighting.

The available rooms come in the following categories:

  • Corner One King Bed with Balcony (Sleeps 2)
  • Corner King with Step Out Balcony
  • One Queen Bed
  • One King Bed
  • One Queen Bed with Balcony (Sleeps 2)
  • One Queen Bed Deluxe with Balcony (Sleeps 2)
  • One King Bed with Step Out Balcony (Sleeps 2)
  • Mobility & Accessible King Bed with Balcony (Sleeps 2)
  • One King Studio Suite with Sofa Bed & Balcony (Sleeps 3)
  • Premier Penthouse Suite

The main bedside lamps are simple yet elegant, with rectangular off-white lampshades on a simple metal base. To provide reading light above the bed without taking up more room, some headboards are equipped with small, adjustable chrome lamps. The desk areas are lit with overhead recessed lamps and include a small angular reading lamp that offers direct light when needed.

The Premiere Penthouse Suite is where we really get to “shine” (pardon the lighting pun!). One of our favorite lighting fixtures is a trio of pendant lamps hanging in the corner of the living room from the high ceiling. Spherical, with a whimsical cutout pattern and glowing orange light bulbs inside, this lamp set evokes the mystery and fun of the mod 1960s while providing a friendly glow at the small dining table.

Why Customers Should Consider Us for Custom Lighting Projects 

PTY Lighting creates and manufactures beautiful contract hotel lighting and hospitality lighting for sophisticated patrons. Our highly experienced lighting experts and designers provide the best customer service in the industry.

We also produce quality hospitality lighting with our in-house manufacturing using the latest production equipment. This is why we are chosen by the top hospitality groups to deliver premiere custom hotel lighting for boutique and luxury hotels in the hottest locations around the world. 

Hotel Reviews from PTY Lighting’s Completed Custom Hotel Lighting Projects

Hotel Reviews from PTY Lighting’s Completed Custom Hotel Lighting Projects

Hotel Project Case Studies

PTY Lighting really enjoys creating unique and memorable custom lighting for our valued hotel clients. When we are finished helping with a hotel build – whether it is a brand-new building or a renovation – we are always thrilled to see the results. The interior design teams we work with are highly creative and some of the amazing spaces that are unveiled truly astonish us.

Hotel lighting is that last piece of the interior design puzzle that can make or break a room. Good custom lighting sets off the furniture, architecture, and artwork in the best way possible. Bad interior lighting can wash out a room or turn it into a glaring headache.

In-depth planning is required, along with harmonious cooperation among stakeholders and teams, in order to get the best results in hotel lighting.

We’re proud of the results of our custom lighting projects.

Guest Reviews of Hotels with Our Custom Lighting

If you are looking for a great place to stay when you are traveling, you might want to check out some of the hotels we have worked with. Here are a few things guests had to say about these hotels and the lighting:

American Golden Tower Panama City

American Golden Tower Panama City in Panama is a 5-star hotel that is a popular destination for tourists. One of the signature pieces of this fine hotel is the stunning 60-foot chandelier in the lobby, designed and manufactured by PTY Lighting.

This chandelier actually utilizes a number of different hanging lights to create an outline of the country of Panama. The lighting fixture attracts passers-by, making the lobby “selfie central.”

Guests rate the hotel highly for its fabulous interior design. Dyllanm writes in his review on Booking.com: “The architecture is beautiful, the pool deck is spectacular, the beds are comfortable and the shower is great.”

On TripAdvisor, cmahar writes: “The room was lovely, perhaps even a bit extravagant for our taste. Tasteful styling, it seems like everything is all curves. There’s this giant circle inset in the ceiling that glows at night. And the shelves on either side of the writing desk were back-lighted.”

Embassy Suites Denton Texas

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center (isn’t that a mouthful!) is a recently built modern hotel in Denton, Texas connected to the 70,000-foot Denton Convention Center. PTY Lighting worked with Embassy Suites, O’Reilly Hospitality Management, and MatchLine Design Group to provide all contact hotel lighting for this build.

Garnering a very solid 5-star rating of Excellent on TripAdvisor from guest reviews, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center launch has been a huge success.

One of the most popular features of this high-tech hotel were the light switches in the guest rooms.

One user, rhgranddad, explains how they work in a positive review: “But the greatest help was the light switches. Each room’s master switch controls each light in that room and the switch at door and a switch that controls all lights in the suite!! One switch to touch as you leave and everything is off!”

Another reviewer, I6724XRjohnc, wrote: “I think out of all the hotels I’ve stayed in this is the most modern and tech-savvy hotel I’ve stayed in a while. They had a Bluetooth mirror that you could play music while you’re in the shower, all the light switches controlled various lights in the room made it very easy.”

JW Marriott Hotel Lima

The JW Marriott Hotel Lima is another highly rated luxury hotel with a 4.5-star customer review rating of “Excellent” on TripAdvisor.

PTY Lighting produced the custom lighting fixtures for the guest rooms, which ranged in size from a deluxe (fitting a king size bed or two double beds) to a “Presidential Suite.”

Two of the most common words used by happy guests in their reviews are “amazing” and “luxurious.” The rooms (along with the lights) were a big hit. For example, on Booking.com, Charlie from the United Kingdom writes:

“We had a vast suite with soft carpets, a big sofa to lie down on, two bathrooms, wide and high windows facing west across the sea and to the north, a big bathtub that fits two comfortably, a huge bed, access to the lounge. It was spacious enough to have people over, very comfortable and well-styled and the staff were friendly and professional.”

His only complaint is that he had to pay extra for WiFi.

Why Customers Should Consider PTY Lighting for Custom Lighting Projects

PTY Lighting works with the top hospitality groups to create custom lighting solutions for the luxury hotel market. Our contract hotel lighting excels in part due to our in-house lighting manufacturing, using the latest production equipment.

With our keen attention to detail and knowledgeable lighting experts, PTY Lighting helps create memorable spaces that result in happy repeat customers.  

How PTY Lighting Can Offer a 3 Year Custom Lighting Warranty

How PTY Lighting Can Offer a 3 Year Custom Lighting Warranty

Short Overviews

When considering your options for a custom lighting project, one of the most important things to review carefully is the custom lighting warranty.

We have many competitors in this business of custom lighting. Some of them do fine work, and on the surface, you may think that what we offer is simply comparable. (Hint: We’re better!)

One of the key things that make PTY Lighting stand apart from our competitors is our comprehensive lighting plating warranty.

Don’t Get Fooled by Flashy Photographs and Brand Names

During the sales cycle of a hospitality lighting project, a portfolio of previous custom lighting projects is often produced and reviewed. Sometimes, the temptation is to go with a particular lighting vendor because they had a particular brand name in their portfolio. Or, perhaps a specific set of colorful photographs caught the eye of the person in charge.

One of the biggest mistakes is to falsely assume that because a lighting vendor completed a job that looked similar to what is envisioned for the current project in question, that they are the ones most qualified to do the job.

Of course, lighting design is important. However, don’t mistakenly assume that only one competitor can complete a certain type of design.

PTY Lighting can work with any interior design team to come up with appropriate, unique styles based on your precise specifications. And, chances are, if you don’t see something similar to what you want on our website, we probably have done something “in the ballpark.” We have such a vast portfolio that putting everything up for public viewing online would be a daunting task!

And remember: The outward appearance of your custom restaurant or hotel lighting is just one aspect of it. How well does it work? Will it last? Does the company stand by its work?

This is where your lighting warranty comes in.

Why a Comprehensive Custom Lighting Warranty Is Very Important

When you launch a brand-new restaurant, hotel, or other public venue, especially one that is designed to be upscale and appealing to discerning customers, your lighting needs to work. It can’t just look good – it must function well, and consistently well.

Just because something looks good initially does not mean it will last long or wear well.

Consider the problem of fake designer watches and handbags. Sure, you could find many a street corner in New York City or Venice Beach, California where hucksters are selling imitation Rolex watches and fake Louis Vuitton handbags.

You might purchase one of these counterfeit items to save some money. In the short run, you would have what appeared to be a Rolex or a nice-looking designer purse.

You are likely to run into some problems down the road, if not right away. The watch may not work properly. It doesn’t keep the time well. And the purse was sewn with shoddy seams and the inner pockets rip easily.

The exteriors of these faux accessories may hold up for a little while, but then at some point (sooner than later), they will hit the end of their product lifecycle. The fake gold plating on the “Rolex” will start to chip and fall off. The exterior of the “Louis Vuitton” handbag will start to crack and the handle will fail.

This is not too dissimilar to what can happen to your hospitality lighting if it is poorly made. In particular, plating in lamps is typically one of the first things to break down. What you can end up with are lights that don’t work and look terrible.

Why We Can Offer Such a Great Lighting Warranty

Now, while we’re not saying that other lighting companies are providing “fake” designer lights, you have to consider the quality of the manufacturing.

PTY Lighting stands out from our competitors because we do all our hospitality lighting manufacturing in-house. Our competitors who do not have manufacturing facilities must outsource their lighting production.

Typically, plating is the first thing to break down and requires a warranty. We do our own plating ourselves at our manufacturing facility, which is why we can offer a fantastic 3-year warranty on our fixtures. Our lighting plating warranty cannot be beaten.

Why Customers Should Consider Us for Custom Restaurant Lighting Projects 

Looking for lighting that looks good and lasts? PTY Lighting offers a comprehensive lighting warranty on all our custom work.

Beyond just design and engineering, PTY Lighting conducts our own hospitality lighting manufacturing with the latest production equipment. For these reasons and more, we are a top choice of top hospitality groups for bespoke custom lighting solutions.