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Your Hotel's Success Story Deserves Recognition: HT Opens Nominations for 2011 Visionary Awards

Hospitality Technology magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Visionary Awards, to be presented at Hotel Technology Forum, an invitation-only event that brings senior-level executives from high-growth lodging companies together to share-real world strategies for excelling in a dynamic business climate.
The Visionary Awards seek to honor hotel companies for their outstanding achievement in technological innovation. HT is currently accepting nominations in two categories:
  • Customer-Facing/In-Room Technology Innovator: This 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.
  • Infrastructure & Back-Office Technology Innovator: This award is presented 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.
To nominate a company, please fill out the nomination form no later than February 4, 2011. Winners will be chosen and notified on or about March 1, 2011 and the awards will be presented at the Hotel Technology Forum, April 20-22 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel (CityCenter), Las Vegas.
The Hotel Technology Forum is an invitation-only event that brings senior-level hotel executives from high-growth hotel companies together to share strategic insights and tactical analyses for leveraging next-generation hotel technologies and practices. Past Hotel Visionary Award winners include:
  • 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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