HSMAI’s Adrian Awards Reception and Gala, February 24, 2014, is the pinnacle event to recognize inspiring best practices in sales and marketing for the hospitality industry. This multifaceted-event celebrates lifetime achievement; award-winning approaches to advertising, public relations, and digital marketing; and the teams that make it all happen. This black-tie networking extravaganza allows key constituents within the hospitality industry to connect with one another. With an anticipated crowd of nearly 1,000, it is a networking and celebratory event unlike any other.
REGISTRATION Opens at 5:00pm I 6th Floor Foyer
DINNER RECEPTION 5:30pm-7:15pm I 8th Floor Broadway Lounge
AWARDS PRESENTATION 7:30pm-9:30pm I 6th Floor Broadway Ballroom
POST GALA RECEPTION Continue the night at a post gala reception sponsored by TripAdvisor 9:45 pm-11:30 pm I 8th Floor Broadway Lounge I Registration is now closed
Online registration is now closed. Please register onsite on Monday, Feb. 24 at the NY Marriott Marquis, Broadway Ballroom, 6th Floor.
By February 10, 2014 $385 per seat I $3,750 per table of 10
After February 10, 2014 $395 per seat I $3,850 per table of 10
Hotel Reservations The New York Marriott Marquis has a limited number of rooms available at the rate of $249 + tax for guests needing overnight accommodations. For reservations, please call 1-800-228-9290 and reference HSMAI/Adrian Awards by February 10, 2014.
The HSMAI Adrian Awards competition is comprised of multiple categories in three entry divisions: advertising, public relations, and web marketing. Additionally, top achievers will be considered for specialty awards: the TravelClick eMarketer of the Year and American Express Loyalty Marketing award. Winners of the second annual Leader in Sustainable Tourism Award presented in conjunction with National Geographic Traveler will also be unveiled at the Gala. Gold winners will be celebrated at the Adrian Awards Gala Dinner Reception, which is co-sponsored by HSMAI and Expedia Media Solutions, and their work will be showcased on-screen as part of the Gala opening. All winning entries are showcased in the online winner’s gallery.
Highlights from the HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala and Dinner Reception, Janaury 2013
HSMAI celebrates the evening's winners with additional honors presented by our Benefactors.
Expedia Media Solutions hosts the Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing in a private reception and kicks off the evening with the Gold Gallery Dinner Reception featuring the 2013 Gold Adrian Award winners.
Expedia Media is dedicated to building online and offline media partnerships for travel and non-travel brand advertisers and to enable them to leverage the unique media value of Expedia's network of leading travel brands and global points of sale.
American Express Loyalty Award
The American Express Loyalty Award is presented to the loyalty program that demonstrated creativity for the loyalty concept, clarity of outreach and sustainability of the loyalty concept beyond an advertised campaign. The American Express Loyalty Award winner will be selected from the Adrian Award entries in the Loyalty Program categories.
HSMAI and National Geographic Traveler Leader in Sustainable Tourism award
Presented in conjunction with National Geographic Traveler, the Leader in Sustainable Tourism award recognized a person, company, or community for demonstrable leadership and innovation in preserving and communicating an authentic sense of place through a wisely managed tourism program. Nominees are judged by how their efforts preserved the environmental, cultural, and historic integrity of a destination, and how the program demonstrated leadership, innovation and accomplished its goals.
TravelClick eMarketer of the Year
Presented by TravelClick, the leader in hotel ecommerce solutions, this award recognizes the best integrated eMarketing program in the hotel industry. Contenders will be judged on the strength of their web presence and booking performance driven by world-class online marketing, including website design, organic and paid search, and the latest online strategies such as social marketing and mobile booking. The winner of the eMarketer of the Year Award demonstrates superior ability to attract and convert guests through the most effective channel, the web.
The Adrian Award gala is also made possible by the generous support from the following gala partners:
"Continue the Night" Post-Gala Reception Sponor:
National Geographic Traveler
New York Marriott Marquis
Panzano & Partners
Questex Travel + Hospitality
Social Tables- Seating planning software provided by Social Tables
For information on Adrian Awards and other HSMAI sponsorship opportunies, please contact Emi Haverkamp at 703-506-3297 or firstname.lastname@example.org.