Home / Travel / Tourism/ Cantaloupe Hotels, Sri Lanka bags gold at international W3 Awards

Cantaloupe Hotels, Sri Lanka bags gold at international W3 Awards


Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Thursday, 19 November 2015 00:00


Levels

Cantaloupe Hotels, Sri Lanka’s contemporary luxury boutique hotel chain is excited to announce that it was presented with a Gold Award for the website category at the recently concluded 10th Annual W³ Awards.

The W³ is the first major international web competition to be accessible from the biggest agencies to the smallest firms. The awards are judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, interactive, advertising, and marketing firms.

The awards honours outstanding websites, web marketing, web video, mobile sites/apps and social content created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide.

“We are amazed and proud to have won gold at the W3. Our team at Cantaloupe has worked hard to portray and reflect the brand through this website. It took months of planning before we could piece together a site with content and photos contributed by travelers,” said Cantaloupe & Co. Director Sales and Marketing Nadeem Rajabdeen. “To have that work recognised by the AIVA and brands such as Ralph Lauren which has always inspired us from the inception is immensely gratifying.”  

Cantaloupe bagged the Gold Award in the category of ‘Websites for Hotels and Lodging’ at the 10th International W3 awards which had received over 4,800 submissions this year alone including many from Fortune 500 companies. 

Describing the site, Nadeem added that Cantaloupe had chosen to work with eMarketing Eye to create and conceptualise this website. “They crafted a plan which not only covered the aesthetics but end results and target markets. During our first meetings I mentioned that we wished to win an award and I’m glad the hard work paid off.” 

Websites were graded for creativity, usability, navigation, functionality, visual design and ease of use. “We were amazed at the caliber and quality of work we received this year from the smallest agencies to the biggest firms worldwide. As the Web continues to expand in new and exciting ways, our winners continue to truly push the envelope of Internet creativity and web design,” Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts Director Linda Day had said.

AIVA members include executives from organisations such as AgencyNet, Conde Nast, Disney, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Microsoft, MTV Networks, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Wired, Yahoo! and others. 

Cantaloupe Villas is the hospitality wing of the Cantaloupe & Co group which currently owns two boutique properties in the Southern Sri Lanka. The company is presently working on completing two other projects in Midigama and Mirissa, which is due to be open in 2016.


Share This Article


DISCLAIMER:

1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.

COMMENTS

Today's Columnists

The Brahmin footprint in Sri Lankan history

Saturday, 17 November 2018

It is generally said that there are no genuine “Sri Lankan” Brahmins in the island today, and that those Brahmins who officiate as priests in Hindu kovils (temples) are of Indian origin with close ties with Tamil Nadu.


Country paying for Sirisena’s childlike behaviour

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Many were surprised on 26 October to see former President Rajapaksa being appointed Prime Minister by the very man who defeated him a couple years ago, at a considerable risk to himself and to those who helped him win the election. Then events beca


The JR-MR effect

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Sri Lanka over the last few weeks has experienced a twin crisis. One is political provoked by its Constitution, and the other economic engendered by its politics. However, this crisis is the combined effect of two previous presidencies, those of J.R.


The fish that swallowed the whale

Friday, 16 November 2018

This is an easy-peasy, elementary effort of an ordinary citizen to comprehend the mad scramble for power among the political class. It is undertaken in the belief that the crisis we face is an opportunity to reject the family kleptocracy of Mahinda R


Columnists More