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Hospitality eBusiness Strategies (HeBS) Wins the Prestigious
 “Best in Class” Interactive Media Award


New York, NY – January 14, 2010- Hospitality eBusiness Strategies (HeBS), the industry’s leading full-service Internet marketing services and strategies consulting firm for the hospitality and travel verticals, is proud to announce the receipt of three esteemed Interactive Media Awards. Presented by the Interactive Media Council (IMC), these awards recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design, development, and usability, and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement.

The IMC awarded HeBS the “Best in Class” award for The Allison Inn & Spa in Willamette Valley in Oregon as well as recognized “Outstanding Achievement” for Hotel Indigo New York City-Chelsea and the Bulfinch Hotel in Boston. The judges for the IMA are renowned professionals and members of the IMC, a profit organization committed to elevating the standards of excellence on the Internet. Judges evaluate websites based on five criteria: Design, Content, Feature Functionality, Usability and Standards Compliance. Applicants must demonstrate superiority to the competition in each of the criterion to win an IMA. 

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“In 2010, it is essential that a hotel website excels not just in design but in usability, search engine optimization, Web 2.0 interactivity, and most importantly, booker-friendliness,” said Max Starkov, Chief eBusiness Strategist of HeBS. “These Interactive Media Awards are further validation that a comprehensive approach to hotel Internet marketing and direct online distribution—which includes award-winning website design—is necessary for success. HeBS is honored to share these IMAs with its clients, and will continue to ensure that their websites are the most productive and efficient revenue-generating channel for their hotels in 2010 and beyond.”
 
The Best in Class award, the highest honor awarded by the IMA, recognizes the very best in website planning, execution, and overall professionalism. To receive this prestigious award, a website must successfully survive IMA’s rigorous judging process, earning high scores in each of the judging criteria including design, content, feature functionality and usability. Only a small percentage of IMA competition applicants are awarded the Best in Class award. Click here to view the Hospitality eBusiness Strategies IMA Gallery.

About HeBS
Hospitality eBusiness Strategies (HeBS), the industry’s leading Internet marketing strategy consulting firm for the hospitality vertical, is based in New York City (www.hospitalityebusiness.com). HeBS has pioneered many of the "best practices" in hotel Internet marketing and direct online distribution. The firm specializes in helping hoteliers build their direct Internet marketing and distribution strategy, boost the hotel Internet marketing presence, establish interactive relationships with their customers, and significantly increase direct online bookings and ROIs. A diverse client portfolio of over 500 top tier major hotel brands, luxury and boutique hotel companies, hotel management and representation companies, franchisees and independents, resorts and casinos and CVBs has sought and successfully taken advantage of the firm hospitality Internet marketing expertise. Contact HeBS consultants at (212)752-8186 or info@hospitalityebusiness.com.

About Interactive Media Awards
The Interactive Media Awards (IMA) competition is open to individuals and organizations involved in designing, developing, managing, supporting and promoting websites. Nominations are accepted from around the world from web design firms, advertising agencies and corporate marketing departments, as well as individual web designers and graphic artists, among others. Created by the Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC), a nonprofit organization of leading web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other web-related professionals, the competition is designed to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet and offer winners a boost in marketing and exposure.
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Contact:

Editorial Contact:
Margaret Mastrogiacomo
Hospitality eBusiness Strategies, Inc.
14 E. 60th Street, Suite 400, New York, NY 10028
Phone 212-752-8186
Email info@hospitalityebusiness.com
Web: www.hospitalityebusiness.com

 

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HeBS Wins Major Web 2.0 Design & Development Awards / November 2009

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Hospitality eBusiness Strategies Receives Top International Creative Awards - 2008 Summit International Awards / May 2008

Hospitality eBusiness Strategies Receives Official Honoree Distinction for the 12th Annual Webby Awards in 2008 / May 2008

Hospitality eBusiness Strategies Wins Gold Adrian Awards in 2007 / December 2007

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