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Departure3 Digital Wins Best in Class Website from Interactive Media Awards

Last updated Monday, November 25, 2013 14:40 ET

Santa Monica Based Digital Firm Receives Highest Honor for its work on the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel Website

Los Angeles, USA, 11/25/2013 / SubmitMyPR /

Departure3 Digital, an award-winning brand experience agency in Santa Monica, Calif., today announced that it has been awarded Best in Class by the Interactive Media Awards for its work on the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina Hotel website. The honor recognizes that the project met and surpassed the basic standards of excellence that comprise the web’s most professional work. The site was honored specifically for excellence in Travel/Tourism.

The judging consisted of various criteria, including design, usability, innovation in technical features, standards compliance and content. In order to win this award level, the site had to meet strict guidelines in each area — an achievement only a fraction of sites in the IMA competition earn each quarter.

"The Interactive Media Awards are a highly sought-after prize, and this nod from IMA is a demonstration of our ability to generate world-class work and capitalize on our close working relationships with our client,” said John Duffield, Principal of Departure3 Digital. “We're thrilled to have developed such a strong relationship with our friends and partners at the Crowne Plaza. It was a privilege to help them bring their unique story to life with a new website which humanizes the brand.”

Departure3’s work enables the hotel to leave a lasting impression on their website visitors as much as it does its actual guests. By balancing a unique style with a functional platform, the online experience translates seamlessly to mobile and tablet ensuring that users are able to experience the hotel's beauty, obtain easy directions and make a booking from anywhere at anytime.

See exclusive cinematography from the video shoot here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaARSO4HJQU.

About Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach & Marina
Located in a quiet oasis just 7 miles from LAX and across from the Pacific Ocean, the hotel offers relaxation and convenience at the same time. Booking one of the water view rooms with private balcony and seating for two, guests can experience gorgeous sunsets and fresh ocean breezes. During their stay guests can enjoy the roof top pool deck, known for its panoramic ocean views, large heated pool, Jacuzzi and tennis court. Guests can unwind in the full service day spa or treat themselves to a service in the salon. With a professional gym, guests can re-energize with complimentary 24-hour access. There are several shops, restaurants and bars within a short walking distance of the hotel. More famous attractions, such as Hollywood, Disneyland® and Santa Monica Pier are within 30 miles of the hotel.

For more information, call 1-310-318-8888 or visit the website at http://www.cpredondobeachhotel.com

About Departure3 Digital
Departure3's focus is on empowering brands to deliver premium digital experiences to their audiences, to leave lasting and memorable impressions. With a strong passion for the industries of travel/tourism, entertainment attractions, consumer product and high-tech, Departure3 works with both Fortune 500 companies and local Silicon Beach startups providing: digital strategy, design and development for websites, mobile/tablet and large touch surface as well as social marketing and photography/video.