hsmai-logo CHICAGO January 11, 2016 - Zapwater Communications, Inc. announced it has won three 2015 Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Awards. Zapwater won two Gold Adrian Awards and a Silver Adrian Award for its work on behalf of Virgin Hotels Chicago. The awards were in both the Public Relations and Digital Marketing categories.

The HSMAI Adrian Awards recognize the best in advertising, public relations, and digital marketing in the hospitality and travel industries, and are judged annually by experts in hospitality, travel, tourism, and media.

Zapwater won the following awards:

  • Digital Marketing Category
    • Social Media – Single Event Campaign Title: #QuickyWithRicky GOLD AWARD
  • Public Relations Category
    • Feature Television Placement Campaign Title: Welcome to Hotel Branson – Nightline GOLD AWARD
    • New Opening/Launch - Campaign Campaign Title: Virgin Hotels Chicago Opens SILVER AWARD

This year's HSMAI Adrian Award competition was extremely competitive with more than 1,300 entries submitted. was judged to be exceptional by experts in the hospitality, travel, tourism and media industries due to its approach and integrated strategy. Judges were asked to evaluate each entry based on its own merit and success in achieving its objectives. The Adrian Awards are presented by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, an international organization representing each segment of hospitality, travel, and tourism. The winners will be honored at the Adrian Awards Dinner Reception & Gala, held Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel.