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B4Checkin Earns Editors' Choice Award for Best New Technology at IHMRS 2012

B4Checkin has been awarded the 2012 Editors' Choice Award for Best New Technology for their mobile-friendly online check-in solution (OLC). The award was presented November 12th, during the Opening Ceremonies of the 97th annual International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS) at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The annual Editors’ Choice Awards recognize best new products within various categories of the hotel industry, including technology. This year, the panel of judges, which included editors from leading hospitality trade publications, reviewed nearly 150 submissions of the latest hotel products. Winners were selected based on innovative product design, how a product answers a particular industry need, and development or use of a new technology.

B4checkin's Online Check-in (OLC) is an innovative Cloud-based guest-facing system that maximizes convenience for today's mobile-friendly guests and significantly increases efficiency at the front desk for the hotelier. It works by automatically extracting information from the property PMS, including guest name, confirmation number, arrival and departure date for all arriving guests with a valid email address the day before arrival, and sending guests a reminder email or text that they can check in online.

Upon receipt of this communication, the guest has the option to check-in online, just like an airline check-in. By doing so, they reconfirm the booking and confirm their arrival time. The hotel is then sent an email notification, so that they can pre-key the guest and express check them in. Upon arrival, the guest's credit card is swiped and the pre-prepared keys are given to the guest, expediting check-in and reducing staff time needed at the front desk.

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