BETHESDA, Md., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SpringHill Suites by Marriott took home the gold award for its Airport Security Comfort Zones in the Best Single-Market Event category at Event Marketer Magazine's Ex Awards ceremony. The Ex Awards is the world's largest recognition program for event marketing programs and recognizes the most innovative campaigns of the year. The winners were selected from more than 850 entries across 26 industries.
SpringHill Suites was recognized for its branded experiences within the security zones of the Dallas Fort Worth and Charlotte Douglas International Airports. The brand transformed the checkpoints into welcoming and aesthetically appealing spaces designed to offer travelers a new level of comfort inside a security checkpoint. The design featured comfortable furniture, stylish decor, soothing wall art, vibrant lighting and relaxing ambient music. "SpringHill Suites is thrilled to have received a gold award for our security zone branded experiences," said Craig Fowler, senior director, SpringHill Suites brand marketing. "The positive response from travelers has been very satisfying and we are excited to expand the marketing program into new airports this year." Due to the success at Dallas Fort Worth and Charlotte Douglas International Airports, SpringHill Suites will be launching additional comfort zones at major airports this spring. Click here for more information ( http://news.marriott.com/2013/10/dfw-international-airport-travelers-experience-the-next-level-at-a-transformed-security-checkpoint.html). SpringHill Suites is designed for both the business and leisure traveler, offering modern amenities and stylish spaces at more than 300 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Amenities include sleek, modernly appointed lobbies with free Wi-Fi; suites with dedicated work spaces, free Wi-Fi and ergonomic chairs; kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-fridges and coffee service; and pool, spa and fitness centers with free weights and cardio equipment. At the cutting edge of consumer engagement, SpringHill Suites is the winner of a 2013 Platinum Adrian Award for Digital Marketing and a 2014 Gold Ex Award. SpringHill Suites participates in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the SpringHill Suites toll-free number at 888-287-9400, visit www.springhillsuites.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/springhillsuites or follow the brand at www.twitter.com/springhillsuite. Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130425/PH01742LOGO SOURCE SpringHill Suites by Marriott