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HT Now Accepting Nominations for 2013 Visionary Awards

Hospitality Technology (HT) magazine is pleased to accept nominations for the 2013 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 1, 2013.

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.

HT’s editor-in-chief, Abigail Lorden, encourages hotel companies from across the industry to submit a nomination. “We aim to recognize the efforts of both the large and the small," she notes.

To nominate a company, please fill out the nomination form no later than February 1, 2013. Winners shall be notified on or about February 15, 2013 and awards will be presented at the Hotel Technology Forum, April 17-19, 2013 at The Bellagio, 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:
  • La Quinta Inns & Suites (2012)
  • Gaylord Entertainment (2012)
  • Hilton Worldwide (2012)
  • The Flamingo Las Vegas(2012)
  • 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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