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Meet HSMAI’s Top 25 Extraordinary Minds of 2019

HSMAI | December 5, 2019

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) is thrilled to recognize the brightest minds in the hospitality industry with the 2019 HSMAI Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Optimization. These professionals have been selected by a panel of senior industry executives and will be celebrated at the Adrian Awards Dinner Reception and Gala and at a private reception on January 22, 2020, at the New York Marriott Marquis. HSMAI’s Top 25 Extraordinary Minds have shared innovative ideas and achieved exceptional results in the preceding 18 months. Each of these individuals has exemplified leadership and bril...

HSMAI to Honor GCommerce With 5 Silver Adrian Awards for Outstanding Travel Marketing

HSMAI | December 5, 2019

Award Winners to be Celebrated at the HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at New York Marriott Marquis NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 3, 2019) – The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will honor GCommerce with 5 Silver Adrian Awards for digital marketing excellence for its winning entry in the 63rd annual Adrian Awards, the largest and most prestigious global travel marketing competition.  Catering to a wide variety of clients in the hospitality and tourism industry, GCommerce provides a customized, strategic, and client-focused approach to digital marketing. GCommerce provides digital marke...

Wingspread Retreat & Executive Conference Center Takes Top Honor in 2019 Stella Awards

Wingspread Retreat & Executive Conference Center | December 3, 2019

Meetings Professionals Name the “Best Conference Center Category in the Midwest Region” Racine, Wisconsin, December 2019… Wingspread Retreat & Executive Conference Center has taken top honors in Northstar Meetings Group’s prestigious 2019 Stella Awards. Meetings and events professionals and a panel of judges named this Frank Lloyd Wright-designed facility the Best Conference Center in the Midwest Region. The Stella Awards honor excellence in the meetings industry and distinguish meeting venues from around the globe that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals. With nearly 10,000...

Choice Hotels Notifies Guests of Inadvertent Disclosure Issue

Choice Hotels | December 2, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 2, 2019 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) has taken steps to address and notify guests of an issue involving inadvertent disclosure of certain guest information to third parties with whom Choice has business relationships.  While most guests involved have been contacted already, the company is issuing this press release to alert the small number it could not identify.  The issue occurred very infrequently from June 2015 – March 2016 (likely less than 25 times), but information to identify specific guests involved during this timeframe is unavailable.  Overall, this issue occurred approximately 88,000 t...

How to Empower Women in the Workplace: Be True to Your Values and Purpose

Catherine Rey | November 26, 2019

From navigating personal change in the workplace with empathy, to working on your leadership skills and owning your mindset, impressive women share their journeys at the Forbes Women's Summit. By Catherine Rey The Forbes Women’s Summit which took place in September in Zurich was a wonderful get-together of some really impressive women. My favorite moment of the summit was the moving speech from Bâloise CEO Angela Matthes. She spoke about her own transition and how change is not something you do for yourself and it is also of high impact for the people around you, people you work with. You may have prepared yourself for many years, ho...

Pegasus Partners With Shiji Group to Grow Asia-Pacific Market Presence

Pegasus | November 26, 2019

The new Pegasus increases Asia expansion through partnership With Shiji Distribution Solutions (LONDON) November 26, 2019 — Pegasus, a leading provider of hotel distribution and e-commerce solutions, is partnering with Shiji Group, a global technology provider for the hotel, retail, food service and entertainment industries, to expand distribution connectivity into the Asia-Pacific market. As part of the relationship, Shiji Distribution Solutions will serve as a new connectivity partner to Pegasus. Shiji Distribution Solutions will enable connections to the popular booking platform WeChat, as well as third party distribution from the ...

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels® Again Takes Top Honors in Stella Awards

Northstar Meetings Group | November 19, 2019

Named 2019 Best Overall Boutique & Lifestyle Hotel Brand The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, November 19, 2019… For the second consecutive year, BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company’s signature brand, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels®, has taken top corporate honors in Northstar Meetings Group’s prestigious Stella Awards. Meetings and events professionals and a panel of judges named it the Best Overall Boutique & Lifestyle Hotel Brand. Benchmark spans 80 exceptional properties in prominent domestic and international destinations. In a highly competitive field, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels was chosen over internationally pro...

HSMAI Awards Bjorn Hanson and Lee Pillsbury With Lifetime Achievement Honors

HSMAI | November 19, 2019

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 HSMAI Lifetime Achievement Awards in marketing and public relations. Bjorn Hanson, Ph.D., will be honored with the Winthrop W. Grice Award for Public Relations. Leland “Lee” Pillsbury, managing director of Thayer Ventures, will be recognized as the recipient of the Albert E. Koehl Award for Hospitality Marketing. HSMAI will celebrate Bjorn and Lee at the Adrian Awards Dinner Reception and Gala on January 21, 2020, at the New York Marriott Marquis. The HSMAI Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize individuals who have spent a maj...

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