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Hotels, Share Your Success Story: Now Accepting 2012 Visionary Award Nominations

Hospitality Technology (HT) magazine is pleased to accept nominations for the 2012 Visionary Awards. The Visionary Awards seek to honor hotel companies for their outstanding achievement, vision and leadership in technological innovation. The submission deadline is February 3.

"For the past several years, the hotel community has been experiencing significant pressure to innovate and provide sophisticated technology to guests. This pressure presents both a challenge and an opportunity to hotels, and we're excited to recognize them for their efforts," says Abigail A. Lorden, editor-in-chief of Hospitality Technology.

The HT Visionary Awards accept nominations in two categories: Customer-Facing/In-Room Technology Innovator and Infrastructure/Back-Office Technology Innovator.

The Customer-Facing/In-Room Technology Innovator award is presented to a hotel company that has leveraged customer-facing and/or guestroom 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, televisions, kiosks, display boards, mobile phone apps, in-room Internet access, etc.

The Infrastructure & Back-Office Technology 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 additional applications/hardware solutions that empower back-of-house operations.

"Hotel companies from across the industry are encouraged to submit a nomination, as we aim to recognize the efforts of both the large and the small," adds Lorden.

To nominate a company, please fill out the nomination form no later than February 3, 2012. Winners shall be notified on or about March 1, 2011 and awards will be presented at the Hotel Technology Forum, April 18-20, 2012 at the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas. Technology vendors are encouraged to nominate hotel companies, but are not themselves eligible to receive an award.
Past Hotel Visionary Award winners include:
  • Choice Hotels International (2011)
  • Galt House Hotel (2011)
  • Morgans Hotel Group (2011)
  • Royal Caribbean International (2011)
  • CityCenter (2010)
  • Courtyard by Marriott (2010)
  • JHM Hotels Group (2010)
  • InterContinental Hotels Group (2009)
  • Harrah’s Entertainment (2009)
  • Hyatt Place (2009)
  • Thayer Lodging Group (2009)
  • MTM Luxury Lodging (2008)
  • The Peninsula Hotels (2008)
  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (2008)
  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (2007)
  • Ginn Resorts (2007)
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation (2007)
  • Rosewood Hotels & Resorts (2006)
  • Harrah’s Entertainment (2006)
  • MGM Mirage (2006)
  • Wyndham International (2005)
  • Sea Island Company (2005)
  • Marriott International (2005)
  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (2005)
  • Hyatt International (2005)

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