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Silicon Valley, CA (January 17, 2019) - The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will honor Milestone Internet Marketing with five Adrian Awards for digital marketing excellence for its winning entries in the annual Adrian Awards, the largest and most prestigious global travel marketing competition. This year Milestone is being recognized with 2 bronze awards, 2 silvers and one gold award for hotel website design and digital marketing.
The 2019 Adrian awards announcement follows closely on Milestone's win in November 2018 for "Best Hotel and Lodging Mobile Website," as well as "Best in Show" by the Mobile Web Awards. Milestone's hotel website design for VIVE Hotel Waikiki beat out over 70 other winners across dozens of categories to capture the best overall award for mobile website design. "Our commitment to creating exceptionally beautiful websites was a strong focus for us in 2018," said Mr. Aggarwal. "In 2019 we will extend on that commitment and continue to grow our investments in website technologies, making a powerful combination," continued Mr. Aggarwal.
2018 was a record-setting year for Milestone as it received wide industry acclaim for both its hospitality focused service offerings as well as for its suite of software products. In 2018 Milestone received more than 40 awards, including the prestigious Search Engine Land "Best Overall SEO-SEM Campaign of 2018." 2018 also saw Milestone being short-listed for the US Search awards for a third straight year. "2018 was another outstanding year for Milestone," stated Anil Aggarwal, CEO of Milestone, "Being recognized for our achievements in both software and digital marketing are true testaments to the dedication of our employees and the relationships we have with our clients. Our recognition for the 2019 Adrian Awards is an incredible way of starting off the new year," continued Mr. Aggarwal.
"The Adrian Awards celebrate travel marketing innovators whose awesome creativity and hard work are integral not only to the success of their companies, but to the continued growth of the hospitality industry as a whole," said Robert A. Gilbert, CHME, CHBA, president and CEO of HSMAI. "HSMAI will be proud to recognize these award winners and their outstanding campaigns at the Adrian Awards Gala."
Milestone won a Gold Adrian Award for Tarrytown House Estate, Silver Adrian Awards for Revere Hotel Boston Common and for the PWA implementation of the Grand Velas Riviera Maya, and Bronze Adrian Awards for Hotel Nikko San Francisco and VIVE Hotel Waikiki. Milestone's recognition is not just for its achievement in hotel website design, but also encompasses the work performed in omnichannel marketing. Anil Aggarwal, CEO of Milestone, stated, "it is very rewarding to be highlighted among peers for a job well done, we are glad to deliver amazing results to our clients and for their properties to be highlighted on such a large stage as the Adrian Awards."
Milestone will be honored during the HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala on January 22, 2019 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Attended by more than 1,000 hospitality, travel, and tourism marketing executives, this black-tie affair is a must-attend industry event. The Adrian Awards Gala will celebrate award-winning work, lifetime achievement, and the HSMAI Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing and Revenue Optimization.
Winning entries will be viewable in the winner's gallery on the Adrian Awards website and in a special article. Visit www.AdrianAwards.com for more information on the event and competition and to view the Adrian Awards Winners Gallery.
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners, and is the industry's leading advocate for intelligent, sustainable hotel revenue growth. The association provides hotel professionals & their partners with tools, insights, and expertise to fuel sales, inspire marketing, and optimize revenue through programs such as HSMAI ROCET, Adrian Awards, and Revenue Optimization Conference. HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprising more than 7,000 members worldwide, with 40 chapters in the Americas Region. Connect with HSMAI at www.hsmai.org, www.facebook.com/hsmai, www.twitter.com/hsmai and www.youtube.com/hsmai1.
About Web Marketing Association
The Web Marketing Association (WMA) was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and development of the best websites on the World Wide Web. Staffed by volunteers, this organization is made up of Internet marketing, online advertising, PR, and top web site design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online advertising, internet marketing, and website promotion.
For more than 20 years, The Web Marketing Association has produced the annual WebAward Competition, the premier annual website award competition that names the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development. The WebAward judges have chosen to split out the mobile sites into a separate competition to recognize the explosive growth and creativity in this space.
About Milestone Inc.
For over 20 years, Milestone has been a leading provider of digital marketing software and services for location-based businesses. Over 2,000 companies in Hospitality, Retail, Financial Services and Automotive industries rely on Milestone to power their digital marketing strategies. Milestone has garnered over 500 awards, has been short listed 3 consecutive years for the US Search awards and won Search Engine Land's prestigious "Best overall SEO-SEM campaign" in 2018. Milestone has gained a reputation for blending outstanding digital marketing expertise with advanced technological capabilities and is one of Silicon Valley Business Journal's fastest growing companies and an Inc. 5,000 company.