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The Most Innovative Hospitality Technology Award to be Announced this March

Tuesday, January 5, 2010  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (January 5, 2010) – What do hotel technology’s leaders think was the most innovative technology to be introduced to hotels this past year? Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), the trade association renowned for advancing the application of hotel technology, is announcing a new award which will reveal the answer to this question. The Most Innovative Hospitality Technology award for 2009 will be announced by HTNG at the North American Members’ Meeting on March 3, 2010.

The decision will be made by the people who have to understand and deploy the technologies throughout the world’s hotels. HTNG's hotel technology members, which include the top technologists at 9 out of the world’s top 10 hotel brands and represent more than 4 million guest rooms worldwide, will review all entrants in February and vote for their choices for the award either at the meeting or online. The award ceremony will occur on the second day of our Members’ Meeting, 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 entry deadline is February 1, 2010 and requires the submission of promotional material for the entry, so vendors need to move quickly to get their entries ready for review by the Hotelier membership of HTNG who will be making the final decision.

Visit HTNG’s award website for more information on why and how to enter. Key links about the contest, including entry information are listed below:

Award Main Website:

Innovation Award site

Award Entry Form and Information document:

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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 6th Annual North American Members’ Meeting. More information about the meeting where the award winners will be announced, including registration information, is available at HTNG’s North American Members' Meeting web site.


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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 1.9 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