Hotel Visionary Award Nominations Deadline Extended to Feb. 1st!

Michal Christine Escobar
Senior Editor (Hotels)
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Now is the time to submit your 2019 Hotel Visionary Award nomination! These awards, underwritten by Datatrend as part of the HT-NEXT Awards program which also includes the TechOvation awards, seek to honor hotel companies for outstanding achievement, vision and leadership in technological innovation.

Deadline is: Friday, February 1!


The HT Visionary Awards accept nominations in two categories: Customer-Facing Innovator and Enterprise Innovator.

The Customer-Facing Innovator award is presented to a hotel company that has leveraged customer-facing technology innovations to differentiate and/or improve customer service. Results should reveal an increase in guest service, satisfaction or loyalty, and/or brand reputation. Technologies can include, but are not limited to, all hardware and software solutions that have a customer touch-point, such as televisions, kiosks, display boards, mobile phone apps, guest room technologies, etc.

The Enterprise Innovator award is given to a hotel company that has leveraged technology beyond standard practices to improve overall hotel operations. Results should reveal an increase in efficiency and/or cost savings. Technologies can include: PMS, revenue management, bookings, CRM, infrastructure/networking, and all those applications and hardware solutions that empower back-of-house operations.

Winners shall be notified on or about February 15, 2019 and awards will be presented live at HT-NEXT at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, La., on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Technology vendors are encouraged to nominate hotel companies, but are not themselves eligible to receive an award.

HT-NEXT will take place April 8-11, 2019 at the New Orleans Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, La. HT-NEXT is the first industry-leading event uniting HT’s Hotel Technology Forum and HTNG’s North American into one immersive networking and educational event for hotel executives and solution providers. Honorees will also be profiled in the cover story of the June 2019 issue of Hospitality Technology magazine.