Starbright Floral Design to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Hotel Excellence Awards

November 14, 2017 (New York, NY): Nic Faitos of Starbright Floral Design has been chosen as the 2017 Lifetime Achievement recipient at the next Hotel Excellence Awards (HEA). HEA is hosted by Where® IN New York, a division of Morris Media Network, a multi-media publishing company—in cooperation with the New York Association of Hotel Concierges® (NYCAHC) and the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. (HANYC) on Monday, January 29th, 2018.

This honor is awarded to an individual or association that demonstrates exceptional achievement in his or her field, in addition to superior contributions to New York City’s hospitality industry. The Broadway Association received this prestigious award in January 2017 and prior recipients include Fred Cerullo, Ray Kelly, Whoopi Goldberg and Jonathan Tisch, among others.

Nic Faitos is a year-round benefactor of HSMAI (Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International), New York City Chapter, as well as a major sponsor of every gala and main event for NYC & Company since 1994. Faitos also partners with the Make-a-Wish Foundation NYC, NYAHC (New York City Association of Hotel Concierges), and has supported New York City hotel employee recognition weeks since 1995. 

“I am extremely humbled to be chosen as this years recipient. When the history books write the Starbright Story, I hope to be recognized for always doing my best, giving everyone I meet a smile and leading our industry with innovation, creativity, quality and service,” said Faitos. “I believe that in the next twenty years, Starbright will direct the style and fashion of flora that will be seen in every arena where decor is front and focal.” 

“Over 200 of the city's best hoteliers and concierges recommend Starbright Floral Design. Nic’s five-star experience and dedication to the market has earned Starbright the moniker, "the official florist of the city that never sleeps” says Adeline Tafuri Jurecka, Publisher of Where® IN New York. “Nic’s continued support of the hospitality industry is something that deserves a celebration.”

The HEA program recognizes the qualities and characteristics that exhibit superior service and achievement in New York City’s hospitality industry. The program is comprised of the Hotel Experience Awards, selected by the readers of Where® New York and IN New York magazines; and the Silver Plume Awards, which honor exemplary customer service demonstrated by Concierges and their Managers and are selected by New York City Association of Hotel Concierges’ members.

About Starbright Floral Design:

Starbright Floral Design has served New York City for over 20 years by delivering flowers of only the freshest and highest quality blooms. The father/son team Nic and Stephen Faitos are recognized nationally for their contribution to the floral industry; setting the standard of modern floral design in New York City and beyond. Starbright Floral Design is founded on a culture of enthusiasm and passion for flowers; and is consistently recognized for their amazing customer service. For more information, log on to

About Where® IN New York:

Where® IN New York is a division of Morris Media Network. Where® IN New York’s market-leading visitor publications include Where GuestBook® New York, Where® New York and IN New York magazines and Where® IN New York Map. Reaching every segment of the visitor market—from leisure and family to business and luxury travel—Where® IN New York products appear at 420 of New York’s most distinguished hotels, and in upscale corporate housing, private clubs, airports, residential buildings, Amtrak trains and Acela VIP lounges, generating an annual readership in excess of 32 million. For more information, log on to