HSMAI Recognizes Two Open World Web Sites At The Adrian Awards Show In New York City

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) recognized two Open World Web sites - Le Meridien with a Gold Award and The Drake Hotel with a Silver Merit Award for Web Marketing excellence for their winning entries in the Adrian Awards Competition.

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HSMAI paid tribute to Le Meridien and The Drake Hotel during the 14th annual HSMAI Adrian Awards Show – a black tie dinner held on January 26, 2004 at the New York Marriott Marquis attended by more than 700 industry and marketing executives.

These awards were handed out as part of the 2003 HSMAI Adrian Awards Competition, the largest and most prestigious travel event of its kind in the world.

This year’s contest attracted more than 1,500 entries from 50 countries and destinations around the world, with entries judged by teams of experts from all sectors of the industry.

HSMAI is the leading organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of hospitality industry. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry leader in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry while operating as a leading voice for both hospitality and sales and marketing management disciplines.

Open World provides powerful eBusiness solutions for hotels and travel, from website design to strategy and distribution. Open World's products and services benefit many of the world's leading hotels and brands. The company designs and hosts more than 1,500 hotel and travel related websites; attracting more than 120 million visitors each year and generating over $ 450 million of annual online revenue. Open World's fusion of offices and people are located in Asia Pacific, The Americas and Europe.

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