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Benchmark Hospitality International Honored with Five Adrian
Awards from Global Organization, The Hospitality Sales &
Marketing Association International

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, February 2009 … Benchmark Hospitality has received five international Adrian Awards for excellence in sales, marketing and public relations programming.  The Adrian Awards were presented to Benchmark by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) at a black tie gala held recently in New York.  Included were Gold, Silver and Bronze Adrian Awards. 

“The Adrian Awards recognition is a great honor for Benchmark Hospitality’s sales & marketing organization,” said Eric Terry, vice president sales & marketing.  “These international awards are a meaningful endorsement of our ongoing quest for excellence as we develop and grow the Benchmark Hospitality brand globally.”

The international Adrian Awards competition annually recognizes excellence in hospitality, travel & tourism marketing, web design, and public relations programming, attracting more than 1000 entries from around the globe.  The awards are the most prestigious of their kind within the global hospitality industry. 

Benchmark Hospitality International’s 2009 Adrian Awards

Direct Mail 

“Where Inspiration Grows Into Results” ~ Integrated Group Direct Marketing Campaign
Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs, CO, Benchmark Hospitality International
Advertising Marketing Partner, AIR Marketing,
Web Design
“Elect Benchmark” Web-based Campaign
Benchmark Hospitality International
Advertising & Web Marketing Partners, AIR Marketing, Cendyn
Public Relations
Feature Placement ~ Consumer Newspaper, The Star Ledger
The Heldrich Hotel & Spa, New Brunswick, NJ ~ Benchmark Hospitality International
Public Relations Partner, Ken Ellens Communications

Feature Placement ~ Consumer Magazine, Sports Illustrated
Benchmark Hospitality International
Public Relations Partner, Ken Ellens Communications

Marketing Program, Trade Media
Benchmark Hospitality International
Public Relations Partner, Ken Ellens Communications

About Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
HSMAI is a global organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry while operating as a leading voice for both hospitality and sales and marketing management disciplines, as well as connecting its members with customers. Founded in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprised of nearly 7,000 members from 35 countries and chapters worldwide

About Benchmark Hospitality International
Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Hotels™.  The privately held company, launched in 1980, is a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers.  Benchmark is a worldwide organization operating over 30 properties representing major metropolitan and resort destinations.   Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston, with regional offices in New Jersey and Connecticut.  International offices are located in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For locations of properties and additional information, visit


Ken Ellens
Ken Ellens Communications 
201-758-2864 / 201-758-2865-Fax


Also See: Benchmark Hospitality International Named the Hispanic Hotel Management Company of the Year by the Hispanic Hotel Owners Association / November 2008
Benchmark's Turtle Bay Resort A Top 25 Hotel in Hawaii for 2008 According to Travel + Leisure Magazine / July 2008

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