Final Call for Hotel Technology Innovation Award Entries

Final Call To Hotel Technology Providers: 'Most Innovative Hospitality Technology Award' Entry Deadline Is February 24.

Hospitality Technology Next Generation What do hotel technology’s leaders think was the most innovative technology to be introduced to hotels in 2011?  Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), the trade association chartered to advance the application of hotel technology, will soon close entries for a competition which will reveal the answer to this question.  The entry deadline for the 3rd year of this industry award is Friday, February 24, 2012.  HTNG will announce the winners of the Most Innovative Hospitality Technology award for 2011 at its eighth North American Conference on April 4, 2012.

The judges in the competition are the people who select, buy, and deploy technologies in hotels around the world.  HTNG’s hotel members, which include top technologists from all of the world’s top 10 hotel brand as well as from smaller groups and independent hotels, will review all entrants on special display boards at the conference (or online) and will vote for their choices.  

This year’s winner will join last year’s champion, ICE on iPads from Intelity, and the 2009 Winner , REX Room Expeditor from MTech, in an elite group of technologies recognized by hotels as exemplifying the leading edge of innovation.  Past runners up include MobileAccessVE from Corning MobileAccess; Allegro Mobile-Web-Kiosk Check-in/Out Solution from Ariane Systems, and the original ICE product from Intelity.  The award ceremony will occur on the second day of HTNG’s conference, which promises to be a powerful event for all attendees.

Vendors who are interested in submitting their technology for consideration can get more information and apply online at the award’s website:  The deadline to get a product into the competition is Friday February 24, 2012; the final submission date for all of the entry material is March 5, 2012.  For more information about the contest and an online entry form use one of the links below:

Award Main Website:

Award Information document:

Hotel technology professionals who are interested in attending the award ceremony can learn more about the innovative technologies from the people behind them at HTNG’s 8th Annual North American Conference and Members’ Meeting. 

This year’s HTNG event also includes a special celebration for HTNG’s 10-year anniversary.  More information about the meeting week, including registration information, is available at HTNG’s event web site:


About Hotel Technology Next Generation

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, non-profit organization with members from hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, and other industry members including consultants, media and academic experts.  HTNG’s members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems.  HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards.  Where necessary, it also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

Membership in HTNG is open to hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, academics, press and others.  Currently, more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including most of the world’s leading hotel companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG’s Board of Directors alone represents more than 2.3 million guest rooms.  Workgroup proceedings, drafts, and specifications are published for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption.  Specifications are released to the public domain as they are ratified by the workgroup.  For more information, visit



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