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Supplier News27 September 2005

Open World Wins ‘best In Industry’ Web Award For Warwick International Hotels Web Site

Open World web sites recognized by Web Marketing Association

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Chicago USA | Open World Ltd has been awarded the ‘Best Hotel and Lodging Web Site’ for Warwick International Hotels by the Web Marketing Association. Highly coveted by web developers, designers and IT professionals throughout the world, the Web Marketing Association's annual ‘Best in Industry’ awards recognise Internet excellence at its best. The Warwick International Hotels’ web site scored the highest marks on all levels with special recognition given to the creative design's visual impact.

Sweeping away the competition, Open World also received four additional accolades for outstanding achievement in web site development with awards for ‘Outstanding Web Site’ for The Argyll Townhouse Hotels, Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts, The Trafalgar London and The Milford Plaza New York web sites. ‘Standard of Excellence’ awards also were given by the Web Marketing Association for Open World’s Airport Guides, Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur’s Studio, Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok, Habtoor Hotels and Resorts and WORLDHOTELS.

The Web Marketing Association's WebAward competition is now in its 9th year, this premier annual award competition judges web site development against a continuously increasing Internet standard and against peer web sites within their industry. The 2005 competition included more than 2,100 web sites from 33 countries. Entries were judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology.

“We are extremely pleased to be recognised again by the Web Marketing Association for the ‘Best in Category' web award,” said Mr Christopher Shallis, Founder and CEO of Open World. “Our success is largely due to the close partnerships that we have fostered with our clients over the past 10 years. Frequent dialogues with our clients and their customers have kept our creative designs and technology continuously ahead of the game.”

Our award winning entries can be viewed at the following URLs:

  • Best Hotel and Lodging Web Site: Warwick International Hotels:
  • Outstanding Web Sites: The Argyll Townhouse Hotels: Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts: The Trafalgar Hotel London: The Milford Plaza Hotel New York:
  • Standard of Excellence: Open World Airport Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur: Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok: Habtoor Hotels and Resorts: WORLDHOTELS:

The Web Marketing Association The Web Marketing Association (WMA) was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and corporate web development on the World Wide Web. Staffed by volunteers, the organization is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals from around the country who share an interest for improving the quality of advertising, marketing and promotion used to attract visitors to corporate web sites.

Open World | Open World provides effective e-commerce solutions for the global travel and hospitality industry. Established in 1995 and now with 11 global offices in Asia, Europe and The Americas, we have a proven track record and market in excess of 2,000 hotel web sites for more than 60 brands in over 10 languages. With our winning combination of Professional Services and Travel Agency teams, we integrate intuitive design and creative ingenuity with search marketing science, advanced web engineering and revenue-generating opportunities, all designed to increase direct online business and return on investment. For more information, please visit .

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