SOURCE: Big Apple Worldwide, Inc.

July 08, 2008 08:31 ET

Big Apple Wallcovering Completes Interior Installation as Part of $70 Million Renovation at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - Big Apple Worldwide, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BPWI) is pleased to announce the completion of the installation of the wood veneer interior in the grand lobby of the Hilton Anaheim Hotel in Calfornia by its wholly owned subsidiary, Big Apple Wallcovering, Inc. Big Apple Worldwide COO, Bill Byron, personally visited the hotel during the $70 million renovation project to inspect the work, and noted the remarkable impact that the lush veneer had on the expansive lobby.

The Hilton Anaheim's lobby has a vast interior with an opulent, Eastern Bloc flavor, and is the entrance point for the 1,572-room hotel located just steps from the Disneyland Resort. It features more than 100,000 square feet of indoor meeting space including two massive ballrooms and 51 conference halls, and sits in the heart of California's legendary Anaheim Convention Center.

"This project is an ideal venue for our custom, inlaid wood veneer products, which work in concert with the modern architecture, massive white columns and fountains. Wood veneer wallcovering also is a 'green product' which enables us to maintain the environment while bringing beauty to this installation. It is an ideal showcase for our products and an opportunity to expand the Big Apple Wallcovering name throughout the luxury hospitality industry," stated Neal Jablon, CEO and President of Big Apple Worldwide, Inc.

About Big Apple Worldwide, Inc.:

Big Apple Worldwide, Inc. ( is a holding company focused on serving the hospitality, leisure and retail market. Big Apple Wallcovering, Inc. ( is a wholly owned subsidiary of Big Apple Worldwide and has inspired the Architecture and Design community with cutting-edge design and the manufacturing of architectural wallcovering and fabrics for hospitality, private offices and commercial interiors. Big Apple Wallcovering now enters the retail industry, placing its "No More Books®" kiosks into major retailers across the country. Big Apple Worldwide, Inc.'s subsidiary, Elabrient Surfaces (, is a commercial interior design development and manufacturing company specializing in commercial wallcovering. Big Apple Travel, Inc. (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Big Apple Worldwide, Inc., is a full-service travel agency and features a next-generation travel salon in Orlando, Florida.

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