Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels, will be recognized as the Albert E. Koehl Award recipient and Florence Quinn, president and founder of Quinn & Co., a public relations firm, will be honored with the Winthrop W. Grice Award by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI).
“It is an honor to be able to present Jonathan M. Tisch and Florence Quinn with these distinctions,” said Robert A. Gilbert, president and CEO of HSMAI. “The hospitality industry is filled with talented individuals and these two awards are one way for HSMAI to recognize those who are advancing and encouraging innovation within their professions.”
The recipients will be honored at HSMAI’s annual Adrian Awards Gala on Januart 26, 2009, at the New York Marriott Marquis. The HSMAI Adrian Awards honor creative brilliance and best practices in hospitality, travel, and tourism-related marketing. In its 52nd year, the competition has evolved into the world's most renowned and prestigious advertising, public relations, and web marketing competition specifically tailored for the hospitality, travel, and tourism industries.
The Albert E. Koehl award was established in 1975 to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to advertising and marketing in the hospitality industry. A lifetime achievement award, it was named in honor of Albert E. Koehl, a pioneer in hotel advertising. Past recipients include: Ian Schrager, Barbara Talbott, Barry S. Sternlicht, VincentVanderpool-Wallace, Horst H. Schulze, John J. Russell, Michael A. Leven, Richard Branson, Michael D. Eisner and Gordon “Butch” Stewart.