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Lodging Interactive Adds to 2014 Design Accolades with W3 Awards

The Manhattan Club and Residence Inn Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf websites, designed by Lodging Interactive, were selected to receive design awards by The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

Lodging Interactive, an award-winning digital marketing and social media engagement firm exclusively serving the hospitality industry, continues its 2014 award streak by adding W3 Silver Awards to its industry accolades.

The 9th annual awards, which were recently announced, recognized The Manhattan Club and Residence Inn Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf sites for distinction in web design. According to the W3 Awards website, “The W3 Awards honors creative excellence on the web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning sites, videos and marketing programs.”2014 W3 Silver Award Winner

Lodging Interactive’s W3 Silver award-winning websites:

– The Manhattan Club
– Residence Inn Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf

These accolades are the latest industry awards Lodging Interactive has won in past weeks, totaling eight in 2014. The W3 Silver Award is the third design award for The Manhattan Club’s new responsive design website. Other awards for the site include a Magellan Silver Award from Travel Weekly and 2014 Web Award. This is the second award for Residence Inn Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf’s website which also received an Interactive Media Awards™ for Outstanding Achievement earlier this year.

“Once again, we are honored to receive recognition from AIVA, The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, and proudly add these two awards to the recent industry acknowledgements Lodging Interactive websites have earned,” said DJ Vallauri, Founder and President of Lodging Interactive. “The W3 Awards showcase our ongoing commitment to providing the best in innovative website design to the hotel industry. This is a win for our talented in-house team and the clients that have put their trust in Lodging Interactive to provide them engaging, eye-catching sites.”

To learn more about Lodging Interactive’s web design solutions for hotels, resorts, branded properties and independent or boutique hotels, please visit our website.

Lodging Interactive Named Among the ‘Best Interactive Agencies Worldwide’

Lodging Interactive was recognized as one of "the best interactive agencies, designers and creators worldwide" for its creative excellence in website design by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. Last week, the full-service digital marketing and social media engagement agency exclusively servicing the hospitality industry was presented with three 2013 W3 Silver Awards in both the Hotel & Lodging and Travel categories, one for Green Mountain Inn, and two for Lakeway Resort and Spa. Also in September, Lodging Interactive earned a Gold Magellan Award from Travel Weekly also for the Green Mountain Inn product.

“On behalf of the more than 500 members of The International Academy of the Visual Arts, we are honored to recognize our winners as they continue to set a high standard of excellence for Web development," said IAVA Director Linda Day. "We were amazed at the caliber and quality of work we received this year.  Our winners continue to push the envelope of Internet creativity and web design, and it is gratifying to see such great work from the smallest agencies to the biggest firms.”

Green Mountain Inn and Lakeway Resort and Spa websites were chosen from among 4,000 entries. The W³ Awards honors creative excellence on the Web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning Websites, Web Video and Online Marketing programs. The W3 Awards is sanctioned and judged by the IAVA, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms. 

"We are delighted to have been recognized once again by the IAVA for our team's talent in designing websites that drive business," said DJ Vallauri, Lodging Interactive founder and president. "The competition among full-service agencies is getting harder and harder every year. That pushes specialized digital marketing agencies such as ours to work even harder to develop online marketing programs and products that make our customers stand head and shoulders above the rest. To have been selected from among a group of some of the biggest the Fortune 500 agencies and international organizations is truly a testimony to our skill and commitment to customers.

"Lodging Interactive consistently wins awards because we consistently develop the latest website management tools to maximize results," Vallauri said. "Website design is just one piece of the puzzle. We combine our design expertise with a unique ability to manage website content, guest reviews, and our customers' overall online reputations. It is this full-service approach to online marketing that makes our customers' websites stand out and achieve maximum optimization."

Since 2001, Lodging Interactive has provided more than 650 hotels, resorts, spas and restaurants in more than 35 countries with proven ROI-driven online marketing services, including: website design and development, search engine marketing, social media marketing, and online reputation management. The full-service agency also has developed website management tools for optimizing search, maximizing bookings and protecting each hotel's online reputation.