Sponsored by Hearth & Home Magazine, prestigious awards recognizing product innovation and excellence were presented at Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo 2016 in New Orleans, LA
ANAHEIM, Calif., Mar. 29, 2016 – Hestan Outdoor, manufacturer of premium residential grills and complementary outdoor products, was named a 2016 Vesta Awards recipient at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo (HPBExpo) in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 17-19. The Hestan Outdoor grill won Vesta Awards in the Gas Barbecue Category and the Outdoor Room Products Category, where it was named Best in Show.
Sponsored by Hearth & Home Magazine, the prestigious annual Vesta Awards recognize and honor companies and products for innovation in design and/or technology. Judging teams are composed of retailers, distributors, product designers, test lab engineers, affiliate leaders and industry experts.
Hestan formally introduced its new line of professional-grade grills to the outdoor living trade at HPBExpo, where audiences experienced the company’s new grills and their innovative features in person for the first time. The HPBExpo is North America’s largest outdoor living showcase, with more than 350 leading hearth, patio and barbecue manufacturers and suppliers exhibiting to thousands of specialty and mass-market retailers and other professionals.
Manufactured entirely in the U.S. in the company’s 70,000-plus-square-foot, state-of-the-art headquarters in Anaheim, California, Hestan Outdoor gas grills offer a number of innovative, high-performance features, including an easy-to-open hood that holds its position, interior hood lighting, a built-in rotisserie with spit storage and thick, lasered stainless steel grates cut in house. Hestan Outdoor grills are available in built-in and freestanding models and feature a unique, sleek stainless steel design available in 12 exclusive color finishes.
“This recognition from industry leaders, particularly being named Best in Show in the Outdoor Room Products category, is a testament to not only our commitment to innovation, but the uniqueness of our product. There was nothing else like it on the show floor,” said Eric Deng, President of Hestan Commercial Corporation. “We had a very strong presence at HPBExpo, and the feedback we’ve received from retailers, our distributor partners and even other grill manufacturers has been tremendous.”