Omni Grove Park Inn on Glamour and The New York Times Online

The judging for the 23rd Annual National Gingerbread House Competition at Omni Grove Park Inn may be over, but the coverage is still cooking. As a result of a release we distributed highlighting the winners, Online Editor-at-Large Danica Lo wrote up the highly anticipated holiday event in “4 Award-Winning Gingerbread Houses That Look Too Good To Eat” on Glamour online. The piece, posted November 18, featured five high-res images, including of the top prize winner from Team Jengerbread – a.k.a., Jennifer Elmore and Mike Willauer of Chapel Hill. Glamour’s website reaches more than 6.6 million readers each month. The competition was also plugged in “Please Don’t Eat The Winners” under “Noteworthy” in the November 18 Wednesday Briefing section of The New York Times online, which linked to a piece in the Asheville Citizen-Times as well as to a full image gallery. NYT online has a VPM of 80,398,188.


Room Mate Grace on Condé Nast Traveler Online

We’ll drink to this coverage. The intimate swim-up bar at Room Mate Grace near Times Square was included in “The Hunt For the Tiniest, Hidden Hotel Bars” on November 12 on Condé Nast Traveler online. Posted November 12, the slideshow-style piece by freelancer Juliana Shallcross highlighted the uniqueness of the bar in the frenetic Times Square area, and noted that the hotel’s swim-up and dry bars can accommodate only a select number of guests at any time. Meantime, Conde Nast Traveler online accommodates a lot of interest, with a VPM of 1,697,617.


Westin Grand Cayman in Forbes Travel Guide

The perfect vacation starts with the perfect place to stay. As a result of a press trip we coordinated to the Cayman Islands, Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa was featured in “Spending Two Perfect Days in Grand Cayman,” a photo-heavy blog item on Forbes Travel Guide online. The November 19 piece by Editor DeMarco Williams starts off with a glorious photo of the resort and highlights the property through the description of “perfect days,” including the beach, activities, spa and cuisine. Forbes Travel Guide has a VPM of 149,609.


Solage Calistoga in and on New York Post

From coast to coast, great hospitality rises to the top. After we shared information and images of Solage Calistoga, the Napa Valley-based resort was featured in the New York Post. The roundup article by Dana Schuster, titled “Give to the Pour” in the November 17 issue and “The Ritziest Resorts In Napa And Sonoma For Grape Groupies” online, highlighted everything from complimentary bikes and unique culinary offerings to Spa Solage and its Signature Mudslide Treatment, pegging Solage Calistoga as “the hippest of options” in Napa Valley. The online version of the article included two images showcasing the resort’s gorgeous pool and newly designed relaxation room. New York Post is a go-to source of daily information for thousands of New York residents and national online readers, with a print circulation of more than 477,000 and an online readership of over 28 million.


HIPR Scores Five HSMAI Adrian Awards

This just in about…us! HIPR has been honored with five Adrian Awards from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association, better known as HSMAI. The awards, given to work “judged to be exceptional by experts in hospitality, travel, tourism and media,” include:

  • Gold – “Driving Business Through Media Relations for Flytographer”
  • Gold – “Departures Feature for Nomadic Expeditions”
  • Gold – “Launching Hotel Vermont’s Beer Concierge Program”
  • Silver – “Promoting Le Guanahani’s $40-Million Mult-phase Rebrand”
  • Bronze – “All-Business Class Airline La Compagnie Featured on Bloomberg TV”

This year’s honors will be distributed at a gala at the New York Marriott Marquis on February 16, 2016. See you there – assuming you also won an Adrian Award, of course.

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