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Feb 21, 2024

Hospitality Industry Awards Presented at Annual Celebration in New York City

TANNERSVILLE, Penn. – Earning recognition in the digital marketing category, Camelback Resort – a top year-round recreational destination nestled in the Pocono Mountains – was lauded with two 2023 Adrian Awards by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) at the organization’s 67th annual awards celebration on February 13 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Each year, the HSMAI awards recognize exceptional sales, marketing, revenue optimization and distribution leaders in hospitality, travel and tourism organizations for their achievements during the preceding 18 months. This year’s theme, WanderLOVE, highlighted the stories of “remarkable ads, campaigns and experiences that sparked a love for travel, igniting a desire for exploration among travelers worldwide.”

According to Managing Director David Makarsky, Camelback was honored with a Silver President’s Adrian Award for a video campaign and a Bronze Adrian Award for a social media campaign both commemorating “60 years of Camelback”– a digital homage to the resort’s six decades as a top Pocono Mountain ski resort and evolution into a multi-experiential indoor/outdoor playground known for its exhilarating outdoor and indoor activities – from water adventures at Camelbeach Mountain Water Park to hiking, ziplining, bungee jumping, tubing, skiing, snowboarding and arcade games.

“Camelback's marketing team unearthed numerous historical documents from old photo albums to long-forgotten VHS tapes to create an engaging campaign bridging past and present,” Makarsky said. “The end result pays tribute to our enduring legacy, while showcasing the modern-day amenities that have transformed Camelback into the popular getaway it is today.”

The Camelback team’s hard work paid off, Makarsky said. “Out of over 800 entries submitted this year, our work was judged to be exceptional by experts in hospitality, travel, tourism and media. We are thrilled to receive these coveted awards and are grateful to everyone involved.”

About Camelback Resort

Nestled in the scenic Pocono Mountains, formed 400 million years ago, Camelback Resort is a year-round destination ideal for adventure-packed multi-generational family travel and experiences. This year it celebrates 60 years of skiing along with Camelbeach’s 25th anniversary. The 560-acre resort includes Camelback Mountain for unsurpassed skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing; Camelback Mountain Adventures for ziplining, a treetop obstacle course and alpine mountain coaster; Camelbeach Outdoor Waterpark, Pennsylvania’s biggest outdoor waterpark; and Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark, voted USA Today’s 2022 #1 Indoor Waterpark.

Accommodations are available at Camelback Lodge, an eight-story mountain modern-designed hotel with 453 guest suites, featuring many dining choices including ski-in/ski-out restaurants, a fitness center, 20,000 square feet of flexible conference and meeting venues and 170,000 square feet of indoor adventure and entertainment space. For reservations and more information, call 1-855-515-1283 or visit

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