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Orphmedia LLC

April 11, 2013 15:30 ET

The Highest Digital Honor Awarded to Orphmedia by the 17th Annual Webby Awards

Orphmedia Nabs Official Honoree in the Best Visual Design - Aesthetic Category for the Design of Bryant Park Hotel's Website

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 11, 2013) - Orphmedia, a leading digital media agency specializing in the hospitality industry and headed by Peter Orphanos, has been given the highest recognition by the 17th Annual Webby Awards. Orphmedia's redesign of The Bryant Park Hotel website was selected as a 2013 Official Honoree in the Best Visual Design - Aesthetic category.

The Webby Awards are the "Oscars of the internet and digital sphere," said Peter Orphanos, the President and Founder of Orphmedia, honored by the recognition of the awards. "It is gratifying to receive this digital acknowledgment by the top honor in the Web-Site Design World." With 11,000 entries received from 60 countries, the Official Honoree distinction is awarded to the matchless few -- exhibiting significant art-meets-technology achievement in website design.

Phil Columbo, the Asset and Managing Director at The Bryant Park Hotel, explained that they did not want a typical hotel web-site. "Creativity was essential in selecting the Web Design Firm. We required the web-site to change images seasonally and keep our customers engaged with a luxury lifestyle magazine look. Orphmedia surpassed our expectations."

The Bryant Park Hotel in New York has been lauded for its luxe sophistication, romantic allure, modern look and chic style as a destination for high fashion and business. Orphmedia re-launched their site on the eve of New York's Fashion Week 2013 as the hotel is a widely visited hub during that crucial week. Orphanos explained that in conceiving the website, his team "mirrored the minimalist yet highly stylized look and feel of the hotel's ambiance."

Befitting their clientele, the website is blueprinted in the style of a fashion magazine with an interactive page-flip mechanism that works well on browsers, tablets and smartphones. "We fully rebooted our online presence with the aesthetically designed website and its technology features and are thrilled that Orphmedia is being recognized as a Webby Award Honoree," said Columbo.

Visit the website: http://www.bryantparkhotel.com

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About Orphmedia:
Orphmedia is an interactive digital media solutions company focused on the hospitality and culinary industries. From the best restaurant websites to custom back-of-house hospitality management software, Orphmedia delivers quality design and digital programming to some of the most successful restaurant groups, hotels and chefs.

Current and past clients include Bobby Flay, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Michael White, Wolfgang Puck, Kent Rathbun, Harold Dieterle, Marcus Samuelsson, Rosa Mexicano, Culinary Concepts, Alta Marea Group and most recently, Dickie Brennan's. Orphmedia has also worked with corporate and entertainment clients like Sony Entertainment, MGM, Warner Brothers, Paramount and American Express.

Founded in 2000 by media producer Peter Orphanos, Orphmedia has garnered favorable media coverage for its original designs and online projects. Publications including The Hollywood Reporter, Yahoo!, TV Guide and USA Today have all recognized the high caliber of work Orphmedia produces. Peter Orphanos states, "We are very excited to offer our clients creative web solutions and break new ground in hotel websites with the latest online technology." For more information visit www.orphmedia.com

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About The Bryant Park Hotel:
The Bryant Park Hotel has received such outstanding acclaims by both Fashion and Travel editors as one of the "Sexiest hotels in the world," "one of the most romantic hotels in North America," and "one of the trendiest hotels in New York City." The hotel, located directly across from Bryant Park, is a playground for fashionistas and industry players alike. Adding to the popularity of this New York City landmark is its popular film fashion and business location.

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