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Interel Water Management System Named Top Hotel Technology Innovation by HTNG Members

Thursday, March 3, 2016   (0 Comments)

Savioke, Inc. and Travel Tripper Products Earn Runner-Up Titles 

CHICAGO – (March 3, 2016) –  Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), the membership association that unites the world’s hospitality companies and technology innovators to solve industry challenges, announced that its members have awarded the 2016 “TechOvation Award” to the Interel Water Management System.

The First Runner-Up innovative solution was Relay, delivery robot for hotels by Savioke, and the Second Runner-Up was Travel Tripper’s Travel Tripper Rate Match. HTNG CEO Michael Blake, Hotel Technology Editor-in-Chief Abby Lorden and emcee Nick Price, presented the awards at the annual HTNG North American Conference in Amelia Island, Florida on March 3rd, 2016.

“We at Interel truly appreciate the support and validation of HTNG and the hospitality industry's technology leaders”, said CEO Florian Gallini in accepting the award. “We trust the industry will recognize the immense opportunity for water savings and sustainability that the Interel Online Water Management System delivers and the social responsibility that comes with it.”

The Interel Water Management System is the world’s first TCP-IP based hospitality guestroom water management solution. It delivers precise, intuitive and attractively designed capacitive touch, icon-based guestroom basin and shower control panels, combined with a future-proof, innovative electronic water valve controller.

The first runner-up technology from Savioke was Relay, delivery robot for hotels is the first autonomous robot for hotels. It delivers amenities to guest rooms quickly (typically under 5 minutes), delighting guests and leaving staff free to interact with guests.

Travel Tripper’s solution Travel Tripper Rate Match is a price matching widget installed into a hotel’s booking engine. When a guest checks for rates availability, the widget instantly compares the hotel’s current rate with several OTAs.

HTNG's TechOvation Award is the next generation of the association's hospitality technology innovation competition, which launched seven years ago as the "Most Innovative Hospitality Technology Award." Proudly, this event continues to acknowledge and gratify top technology innovation within the hospitality industry. Together with official media partner Hospitality Technology, this year’s event featured 15 contestants who presented their most innovative solutions for 2016 in a five-minute timeframe on stage. From the pool of presented hospitality technologies, three finalists were selected by a panel of hospitality IT executives and consultants. The three finalists continued on to a final round where the entire audience at the HTNG 2016 North American Conference determined the ranking of the final three.

The winner and runners-up can immediately start using the award’s seal on product promotional information and packaging. The association’s website has information about all 15 contestants.

View our 2016 TechOvation Award Winners page here.


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About Hotel Technology Next Generation

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit 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 Governors, consisting of  top IT leaders from hotel companies around the world, itself has technology responsibility for nearly 2.5 million guest rooms. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit


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Source: Hotel Technology Next Generation


Hanna Schiller

Sr. Marketing Manager

Hotel Technology Next Generation

+1 (847) 303-5560