Final Call For Entries into HTNG'S Fifth Annual Most Innovative Hospitality Technology Competition
Hotel technology experts to vote on the best new technologies from 2013
membership association that unites the world's hospitality companies and technology innovators to solve industry challenges, is closing entries for its fifth annual competition in one week. Hoteliers will then vote on the most innovative technology launched for hospitality last year and HTNG will announce the winners at its North American Conference on March 6, 2014.
improvements for the greater good of the industry. "Since HTNG's inception, we have focused on helping vendors innovate solutions that better meet hotels' needs. Indeed, some past winners have noted how their involvement in HTNG helped them design new and better products," said Douglas Rice, Executive Vice President & CEO of HTNG. He added, "I look forward to seeing which innovations resonate with our hotelier members each year and take pride in seeing those that were driven by HTNG's collaborative process."
The judges in the competition are technology-focused hoteliers, which include toptechnologists from all of the world's top 10 hotel brands, as well as independent hotels. They can review the entrants online, or at the conference, and then vote for their choices.
This year's winner will join past winning companies Quadriga, Philips/TP Vision, Intelityand MTech. These winners have benefitted by being able to promote their product as "Most Innovative Hospitality Technology" of their title year for the life of the product. All participants benefit because HTNG shares entrant information with the more than 800 hoteliers and industry consultants who can vote for the winners. HTNG announces the winners at its North American Conference, features winners in an HTNG press release and promotes them on HTNG's website.
The basic requirements to participate are.
- Eligible products must have been released for sale in 2013 (products offered as early as Oct. 1, 2012 are eligible) and entrants must be members of HTNG to participate.
- Entrants must submit an entry form by January 28 and pay the entry fee by January 31.
- Entrants must submit a summary of the entry's innovative nature (no more than 100 words) and art for a display board with text and graphics to promote the technology's merits for the title by February 7, 2014.
For full rules and more information about the competition, visit the award website at http://www.htng.org/innovation-award or view the award overviewand entry form at: http://htng.org/images/stories/innovation/2013/htng_2013_innovation _award_info-entry_book.pdf
Hotel technology professionals who are interested in attending the conference where theaward ceremony takes place can learn more about the meeting week, including registration information, at HTNG's North American Conference web site at http://www.htng.org/america.
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About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)
The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.
Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across the spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's Board of Governors, consisting of 22 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsibility for over 2.5 million guest rooms. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit www.htng.org.