Benefits for Benefactors
HTNG membership provides benefits for hoteliers and hospitality companies and their technology providers and suppliers who want to actively define and implement the next generation of hotel technology.
Apply for or upgrade to a Benefactor Membership by contacting our Membership Department. If your company is already a Benefactor Member, you may Enroll under an Existing Membership.
Benefactor Membership Benefits:
- Benefactor memberships are available as an upgrade to any corporate membership. A summary of the benefits of this top tier membership - especially the three-hour meeting with top level industry buyers - is available as a PDF.
- Three-hour annual private face-to-face meeting for your company executives with top industry buyers, principally from the Board of Governors and Executive Advisors.
Additional benefits include:
- All memberships are corporate, and benefits are available to all employees, as well as to affiliated companies under common control
- Outstanding networking opportunities with hotel technologists and vendor peers from across the industry at any of our members-only conferences (currently in North America, Europe, Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region§) and at workgroup and forum meetings.
- Meet and work directly with top hotel buyers and technical strategists at intimate workgroup meetings or at annual members-only conferences and meetings
- Early-bird discount pricing on any HTNG conference attendee registration up to thirty days after the date of membership activation, regardless of the prevailing registration rates.
- Early-bird pricing for annual conference registration for company employees up through the final advance registration date, plus 20% discount.
- Members-only opportunities to sponsor or exhibit at HTNG events
- 21-day priority signup period for sponsorships, exhibit tables, and other promotional opportunities for all regional members' meetings around the world.
- Priority for other HTNG events and activities where we anticipate greater demand than supply.
- 50% discount on sponsorships and exhibit tables at all of HTNG's regional conferences (discount applies to a maximum of one sponsorship and/or one exhibit table per event).
- Promote your company's innovation by entering products in our annual Most Innovative Hospitality Award- reviewed and voted on by our hotelier and consultant member base.
- Expose your truly innovative technology quickly, in an environment where quality and technical value matter -- but the size of your company does not.
- Free HTNG booth signage and lapel pins at major industry events such as HITEC.
- Incorporate HTNG branding and logo on your marketing materials to show hotels your commitment to meeting their interoperability needs
- Enjoy member discount pricing and market advantage over your competitors when you certify your product to HTNG standards and show the “HTNG Certified” label on your packaging
- Logo placement on HTNG's home page and website members list, including first-page placement for the first sixty days and on a rotating basis thereafter
- Identification as a Benefactor Member, with company logos, on HTNG promotional materials, at events, and on our website.
- Rights to use the HTNG logo with the words "Benefactor Member," in a standard format, on company advertising material, website, etc.
- Free membership in both forums - the Infrastructure and Device Forum and the Software Forum; one free attendee per forum meeting per membership.
- Protect your product investment by understanding the evolution of hotel needs, industry standards, and the direction of other vendor segments with which you need to work
- Participate in problem-solving workgroups to understand hotelier needs and to cooperate with vendors of other technologies to develop leading-edge solutions to fit those needs
- Access to design documents, best practices, and technical specifications from more than two dozen HTNG workgroup efforts
- Access to developer’s “Quick Start” guide and (coming soon) testing tools to implement HTNG web service specifications
- Visibility into specifications under development or revision so you can “stay ahead of the curve” on upcoming developments
- Access to all specifications produced, whether formally published or not.
- By being an active workgroup leader or implementing workgroup-designed solutions, you can get many opportunities for free publicity, including speaking opportunities at major HTNG meetings, case studies publicized by HTNG, and articles in trade press.