Cosentino Group, a leading global manufacturer of high-value innovative surfaces for architecture and design, welcomed international tennis champion Rafael Nadal and global face of ultra-compact surface Dekton to its Cosentino Manhattan City Center showroom for an exclusive private event on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 for architects, designers and partners.

After his recent appearance in the Cincinnati Masters 1000 and his stunning performance in the Olympics in Rio di Janeriro, Spain's favorite athlete arrived in New York to compete in the U.S. Open. Nadal's first stop was at the Cosentino Manhattan City Center. He personally met and greeted guests in attendance, and experienced the showroom's innovation firsthand, where architects, designers and consumers are immersed in the latest technology to assist in the selection of Cosentino surfacing, including Silestone and Dekton. The event was hosted by Santiago Alfonso Rodriguez, marketing director for Cosentino Group, and Cosentino Manhattan City Center showroom manager Ana Granados.

The relationship between the Spanish company and Nadal launched in 2014 when Dekton sponsored the construction of the "Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar," which will soon open in his hometown of Manacor, Spain. The Academy's design demonstrates the unlimited architectural and design possibilities Dekton offers -- from facades, floors and other surfaces throughout the space.