HSMA Honors Virtus 2016 Winners

The Virtus Awards 2016 honors hotel sales and marketing professionals with a track record of success and focus to help raise the bar for all of them to strive for excellence, to take pride in what they have accomplished, and to have their sights trained on new opportunities to drive business growth.

Four of the nominees of the Virtus Awards 2016 of the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA) recently proclaimed winners in four categories in formal ceremonies held at Novotel Manila Araneta Center on November 15, 2016.

Winners in the Associate, Manager, Leader and Marketing Campaign categories has revealed after a seven month search that spanned the 76-member hotels and resorts in the country. A  specially designed Virtus trophies by noted artist Mr. Joey Ong, have been commissioned to symbolize triumph and honor. Miniature trophies has given to all nominees while the full-size version has given for awardees.

The finalists for the Outstanding Sales Marketing Associate are Ma. Trixie H. Ong, Sales Accounts and Events Executive of Best Western Hotel La Corona Manila; Adana E. Bautista, Graphic Designer of Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila; Maria Elena R. Bautista, Account Manager of Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park; Kathyryn C. Manimtim, Reservation Agent of Makati Diamond Residences; Jose Luis B. Abellar, Sales Manager of Seda Hotels; Marie Stefanie M. Ada, Sales Executive of The Ascot Limited and Jedah L. Lim, Events Executive of The Belevue Resort. Amongst the finalist, Ma. Trixie H. Ong was awarded for the Outstanding Sales Marketing Associate.

VIRTUS AWARDS 2016

For the Outstanding Sales and Marketing Manager, the finalist are Mizza G. Badajos, Reservations and Teles Manager of Makati Diamond Residences; Joy Anne SF. Mariano, Reservations Manager of New World Manila Bay Hotel; Katrina P. Abundancia, Sales Manager of Radisson Blu Cebu; Ruby M. Nepomuceno, Director of Events of Radisson Blu Cebu; Wenceslao C. Catangay, Assistant Director of Events of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila; Karlene M. Capunitan, Sales Manager of The Ascott Limited; Donna Elaine P. Villarin, Sales Manager of The Ascott Limited and June Kelly R. Ichinomiya, Assistant Director of Sales, Japanese Market of The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts. Among them, June Kelly R. Ichinomiya was awarded as the Outstanding Sales and Marketing Manager.

Winners of the Virtus Awards 2016. Ann N. Olalio- Directof of Sales & Marketing of Radisson Blu Cebu, June Kelly R. Ichinomiya- Asst. Director of Sales, Japanese Market of The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts, Marivic A. Recio- Group Director of Sales & Marketing, The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts, Ma. Trixie H. Ong- Sales Accounts and Events Executive of Best Western Hotel La Corona Manila.

The finalists for the Outstanding Sales and Marketing Leader are Laricel G. Mariano, Director of Sales of Artsream Hospitality Management Group; Kirk Anthony C. LLamas, Director of Sales of Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila; Arabella R. Barz, Director of Sales of Radisson Blu Cebu and Marivic A. Recio, Group Director of Sales and Marketing of The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts who was awarded as the Outstanding Sales & Marketing Director.

VIRTUS AWARDS 2016

Another category is Outstanding Marketing Campaign of the Year. The Finalist are Crimson Hotels and Resorts &Quest Hotels: Hello Summer!; Edsa Shangri-La, Manila: An Urban Retreat; Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila: Sleep With Us; Makati Diamond Residences: Champagne Everyday and Radisson Blu Cebu: Something Blu, A Wedding of a Kind was awarded as the Outstanding Campaign of the Year.

The Virtus Awards is aproject of the HSMA headed by Margie Munsayac, HSMA President; Rose Libongco Vistus Awards Chair with the of Christine Ibarreta for Public Relations and Cielo Roberedo for Ways and Means.


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