The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is thrilled to announce the Gold Winners of the 2019 Adrian Awards. HSMAI’s Gold Winners have exemplified outstanding advertising, digital marketing, public relations, and integrated marketing in hospitality. Platinum and Best of Show winners will be revealed at the HSMAI Adrian Awards Dinner Reception and Gala on January 21st at the New York Marriott Marquis. View the complete list of Gold Award winners on the Adrian Awards website.

This year, HSMAI received over 1,100 entries. The Gold Awards will be presented to a large group of multitalented winners including 99 awards in Public Relations, 16 in Integrated Marketing, 94 in Digital Marketing, and 29 in Advertising. The judges for this year’s awards are comprised of 200 leading hospitality and tourism experts in advertising, digital marketing, media, and public relations.

“It is inspiring to be a part of the Adrian Awards Gala evening,” said Fran Brasseux, executive vice president of HSMAI. “The award winners have pushed the boundaries in hospitality marketing, and it is a privilege to honor their achievements.”

During the Adrian Awards Dinner Reception, co-sponsored by HSMAI, Google, and TravelClick, an Amadeus company, Gold winners’ submissions will be on display. All Gold Adrian Award recipients are considered for Platinum Adrian Awards and the “Best of Show” Awards, which will be announced at the Adrian Awards Gala. Following this year’s gala, all winning work will be showcased in the Winners Gallery on

New this year, the HSMAI Foundation Awards for Outstanding Efforts in Attracting, Developing & Engaging Hospitality Talent will be presented. Also, throughout the evening the future of hospitality marketing will be on display, including insights from forward-thinking industry leaders who will make appearances on a new “futures stage.”

The Adrian Awards also honor HSMAI’s 2019 class of Top 25 Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Optimization, and lifetime achievements in hospitality marketing and public relations. Leland “Lee” Pillsbury will be recognized as the recipient of the Albert E. Koehl Award for Hospitality Marketing and Bjorn Hanson, Ph.D., will be honored with the Winthrop W. Grice Award for Public Relations. The winner of the second Facebook Award for Mobile Video will also be unveiled.

HSMAI’s Adrian Awards Dinner Reception and Gala is a great opportunity to network and celebrate with nearly 1,000 hospitality and tourism colleagues. Tickets can be purchased at HSMAI will also host the 2020 Marketing Strategy Conference at the New York Marriott Marquis, on Wednesday, January 22, focused on marketing in a digital world. To learn more, visit

For more information and to inquire about a media pass to the HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala, please contact Nicole Quain at [email protected].