Cendyn Wins Five IMA Awards for Social Marketing and Web Development

  • Cendyn
  • 06.15.11
Cendyn, a full service hospitality sales and hotel internet marketing agency, won five coveted IMA Outstanding Achievement awards for the elegant, engaging, and -— most importantly -— effective online identities created by the company for four of its valued clients.

The Breakers Palm Beach, Hotel Le St. James, Universal Hollywood Events, and Abbington Banquets earned the highly competitive Interactive Media Awards™ (IMA) in social networking and website development.

The IMA Awards are conferred by the Web professionals of the Interactive Media Council, Inc. to recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development.  Cendyn is the leading single-source provider of turnkey online internet marketing solutions that increase profitability for hotel companies.

“In an era of anywhere/anytime web access and mobile devices, a hospitality company must engage customers with both practicality and imagination to distinguish itself in the crowded online world,” says Robin Deyo, executive vice president of Cendyn. “We are honored to be recognized for striking this balance for four important clients—The Breakers Palm Beach, Abbington Banquets, Universal Hollywood Events and Hotel Le St. James. Cendyn is grateful for our partnership with them.”

IMA bestows its “extremely challenging” Outstanding Achievement award for websites that have “excelled in all areas of our judging criteria and represents a very high standard of planning, execution, and overall professionalism.” Cendyn successfully passed through IMA’s comprehensive judging system to win in the following categories:

The Breakers Palm Beach earns Outstanding Achievement Award in Social Networking
The Breakers Wedding and Celebrations Facebook page draws potential customers into the property’s event planning with engaging applications allowing the user to create and share their dream Breakers wedding, surveys allowing the brides to share their opinions and advice from the Breakers experts in the ‘It’s All about the Details’ section. The Facebook page also sells the Breakers experience with a photo tour and the ability to book directly from Facebook. The page creates a community where past and present brides can share their experiences and ties in the Weddings by The Breakers’ website and popular blog.

Hotel Le St. James wins Outstanding Achievement Award in Hotel/Resort Web Design
Cendyn created a new website for Hotel Le St. James in Old Montreal City that captures all the elements for which this award-winning boutique hotel is noted—luxury, romance, impeccable service, the glorious architecture of a restored 19th century bank building, fine dining, and even a touch of sophisticated humor.

Universal Hollywood Events wins Outstanding Achievement Award in two Website Design Categories: Entertainment and Events
Universal Hollywood Events enables meeting planners to make their next event a Hollywood spectacular. The site’s layout and planning tools create an ideal solution for planning events from an intimate gathering of a 100, to a major special event including up to 20,000 guests. We invite you to explore the possibilities.

Abbington Banquets wins Outstanding Achievement Award in Bridal/Wedding Website Design
Abbington Banquets website storybook design and eMenus focus on photography helps tell the wedding story and has brides envisioning their big day on property. As brides explore the website they find all the information they need including tours, postcards to send to their friends and catering options with Cendyn’s eMenus™.

Going to HITEC 2011 in Austin? Visit Booth 639 to meet with Cendyn’s team and learn how Cendyn can increase your revenue with award-winning online solutions and strategies.




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