This is the first time an Agency has received the prestigious honor since the Academy's inception in 1949. The announcement was made today by Joseph D. Cinque, President of the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.
Said Mr. Cinque, 'For more than twenty years, Evins Communications has established an unparalleled reputation for excellence, creativity and innovation in branding, marketing communications, media relations and public relations for legacy, luxury and prestige brands in the travel and hospitality industry and related sectors. The Agency is also the definitive and preeminent authority and thought leader in the luxury market, and has represented many of the world's most prestigious brands, products, properties and services. On behalf of the Academy, it is my great pleasure to honor the firm, its principals and its outstanding achievements.'
'I am extremely proud to accept this great honor from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences,' said Mathew L. Evins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Evins Communications. 'This award is especially meaningful because it is an affirmation of our team, our work and our profound passion for the hospitality industry. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Cinque and to the Trustees of the Academy for bestowing upon Evins Communications the 2009 International Star Diamond Award.'
Evins has represented many of its clients for more than a decade. The Agency has had partnerships with the Hotels & Resorts of Halekulani as well as with Maker's Mark Bourbon spanning more than sixteen years; opened The Lanesborough in London in 1991 and launched Marquis Jet in 2001, and continues to represent them today. Evins has worked with Leica Camera for seven years, Vitra Furniture for more than five years and has also represented such industry leaders as Exclusive Resorts, Park Hyatt, Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, amongst many others. Evins has an established reputation for working with innovators, pioneers and industry iconoclasts that are best-of-breed, exemplify an experience like no other, and have a sacrosanct commitment to excellence.
About the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences
The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences is renowned worldwide for awarding excellence in the global travel and luxury services sector. Each year the Academy bestows its coveted International Star Diamond Award upon those companies that represent excellence and the pinnacle of quality. The International Star Diamond Award is the most prestigious emblem of achievement, setting a standard by which all others are measured. For more information, please visit www.stardiamondaward.com.
About Evins Communications (www.evins.com)
Since its inception in 1987, Evins has received consistent acclaim for its integrated branding, marketing communications, media relations and public relations programs for legacy, luxury and prestige brands in a wide array of industries, including travel and hospitality, food, wine and spirits, beauty and spa, and lifestyle and technology. For more information, please visit www.evins.com.
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