Winners announced for awards honouring the digital intelligence of luxury venues

Prestigious Star Awards 2012

16 NOVEMBER 2012, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Summary
Prestigious Venues hosted the annual Prestigious Star Awards at The Cadogan Hotel in Knightsbridge, London on the 14th of November.

A world first, the Prestigious Star Awards 2012 honoured the digital intelligence of luxury venues, an event which attracted representatives from notable hotels such as The Langham, London, The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, and the Maybourne Hotel Group. The event was also live-streamed online using the Google+ “Hangouts On-Air” feature, enabling a global audience to take part.

The winners were announced as follows:

Best Venue Website: qualia, Hamilton Island
Best Venue Blog: Royal Albert Hall, London
Best Venue Facebook Page: The Carlyle, New York
Best Venue SEO: The Langham, London
Best Venue YouTube Channel: Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Best Venue Twitter Channel: The Roof Gardens, London
Best Venue Google+ Page: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Best Venue Mobile Offering: The Cadogan, London
Best Venue Social Media Campaign: The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
Overall Digital Star: The Langham, London

For more details on the winners and the nominees, please see: http://www.prestigiousvenues.com/prestigious_star_awards_2012.pdf

The reason for focusing on digital at this year’s awards was to recognise the increasing role it plays in a venue brand’s growth. The figures speak for themselves, with over 404 million Europeans online in September alone and consumers spending 6.7 billion hours on social networks in October. The award categories highlighted the impact of social presence on search, which remains hugely important as over 95% of us only click on search results displayed on the first page. (Sources included: comScore)

To obtain photos and videos or request any other information, please contact Parisa Valentine at Prestigious Venues.

Email: parisa@prestigiousvenues.com

Quotes
"Search is increasingly dependant on a brand's social authority and social authority is built through social media engagement, blogging, SEO and so on. This is what optimises ROI in digital and what makes it even more important to highlight the value of excellence in digital communications by our member venues." Prestigious Venues founder Habib Amir further elaborated with his opening speech at the awards
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About Prestigious Venues

Prestigious Venues is the world's leading luxury venue network, connecting the best venues with the right clients. As the preferred online destination for corporate event bookers, the platform improves awareness, recognition and event sales for its member venues worldwide. From corporate conferences and gala dinners to private parties and anniversaries, Prestigious Venues places distinguished client events at the world’s best venues.

Venues range from prestigious restaurants, bars and clubs, to luxury hotels, palaces, villas, grand halls, ballrooms, galleries, gardens and more.

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