The 61st Annual Adrian Awards reception and dinner, hosted by Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, was held last night at New York City's Marriott Marquis.

(L to R) Brian Hall of Visit St. Louis (presenter); Alice Diaz of Weber Shandwick; Monica Valdez of Mexico City Tourism Board; Dorothy Dowling of Best Western (presenter)(L to R) Brian Hall of Visit St. Louis (presenter); Alice Diaz of Weber Shandwick; Monica Valdez of Mexico City Tourism Board; Dorothy Dowling of Best Western (presenter)

photo: Mark Woodward/HSMAI

Over 800 attended the event recognizing leaders in travel advertising, digital marketing, and public relations.

Winners were selected by senior industry and media experts from over 1,200 worldwide entries in four divisions: advertising, digital marketing, public relations and integrated marketing (newly added).

Gold Award winners were announced across these categories during the evening from which Platinum Award winners were selected.

"Best of Show" in PR went to Mexico City Tourism Board and its agency, Weber Shandwick for: From Humble to Haute: Changing Perceptions of Mexico City.