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Benchmark Hospitality International Honored with Four Adrian Awards
from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International



The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, December 2011 … Benchmark Hospitality International is the recipient of four global Adrian Awards for excellence in Marketing and Public Relations programming.  Benchmark was informed of the awards by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI), which hosts the annual international competition.  The Adrian Awards will be formally presented at an upcoming black tie gala in New York.  Benchmark Hospitality’s 2011 awards included Bronze, Silver and Gold Adrians.
 
“It is an honor to be recognized in this way by such a prestigious global organization,” said Ted Davis, senior vice president sales & marketing.  “To achieve four Adrian Awards within an international competition makes us all immensely proud of the Benchmark Hospitality organization and our marketing partners.”
 
HSMAI’s global Adrian Awards annually recognize excellence in hotel, travel & tourism marketing, web design, and public relations programming.  The competition attracts more than 1000 entries internationally.  The Adrian Awards, at times referred to as the Oscars of the hospitality industry, are the most prestigious of their kind within the multi-billion dollar global industry.  Gold Adrian Award winners become finalists for HSMAI’s Platinum Adrian Awards, and the coveted “Best of Show” award announced at the New York gala.
 
Benchmark Hospitality International’s 2011 Adrian Awards
 
Multimedia Digital Marketing
 
Bronze Adrian Award
Benchmark Hospitality International New Brand Launch Campaign - Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM
Marketing Partner, The Starmack Group and ScreenScapes-Point of View Concepts
 
Web Design
 
Silver Adrian Award
Website - Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center
Benchmark Hospitality International
Marketing Partner, Interactive Sites
 
Silver Adrian Award
Website - Villas of Grand Cypress Resort
Benchmark Hospitality International
Marketing Partner, Interactive Sites
 
Public Relations
 
Gold Adrian Award
Marketing Program, Benchmark’s Top Ten Meetings Trends for 2011 
Benchmark Hospitality International
Public Relations Partner, Ken Ellens Communications

About the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry’s leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals & their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as HSMAI’s MEET, Adrian Awards, and Revenue Optimization Conference. HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. Connect with HSMAI at www.hsmai.org, www.facebook.com/hsmai, www.twitter.com/hsmai and www.youtube.com/hsmai1.

About Benchmark Hospitality International
Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Resorts & HotelsSM.  The independent company, launched in 1980, is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations.  Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston. Benchmark Hospitality is also a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers.  The company's eastern regional office is in New Jersey, western regional office is in Washington, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark's properties and additional information, visit www.benchmarkhospitality.com.
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Contact: 

Ken Ellens
KEN ELLENS COMMUNICATIONS
201-758-2864
KenEllens@aol.com



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