CHICAGO November 25, 2013 - The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will recognize Zapwater Communications, Inc. with five Adrian Awards (three gold, two silver) for public relations excellence in the 57th annual Adrian Awards, the largest and most prestigious travel marketing competition globally. This year’s contest attracted more than 1,200 entries from around the world, with entries judged by top executives from all sectors of the industry.  On Feb. 24, 2014, HSMAI will pay tribute to Zapwater during the annual HSMAI Adrian Awards Gala, a black-tie affair attended by more than 1,000 hospitality, travel and tourism marketing executives at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Zapwater received awards in the following categories:

2013 Gold Adrian Award Special Event Client: dana hotel & spa Campaign: Zombie Takeover of the dana hotel & spa

2013 Gold Adrian Award New Opening/Launch Client: LYFE Kitchen Campaign: LYFE Begins in Southern California

2013 Gold Adrian Award Feature Placement Television Client: e+o Food & Drink Campaign: The Food Buddha Does The Dish

2013 Silver Adrian Award New Opening/Launch Client: Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House Campaign: Del Frisco's Steaks Out Chicago

2013 Silver Adrian Award Re-Launch of an Existing Product Client: Gilt City Campaign: Chicago's GILTy Pleasure

“As the advertising, public relations and digital marketing realms are constantly evolving, the bar is continuously set higher annually in regard to the Adrian Awards submissions we receive,” said Fran Brasseux, HSMAI executive vice president. “This year, we saw outstanding entries in all categories and in particular an ability to implement integrated campaigns that garnered powerful results across multiple channels. We look forward to celebrating these remarkable winners at the Adrian Awards Gala in February.”

In addition to Zapwater’s awards, the Gala and dinner reception honors lifetime achievement in travel / hospitality marketing, as well as the “Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing.” All winning entries will be accessible in the Adrian Awards Winners Gallery online following the gala at www.adrianawards.com.

Visit www.AdrianAwards.com for more information on the event and competition.