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Hotel Tech Renovations Workgroup Delivers Best Practices for the Industry

Tuesday, October 3, 2017  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (October 3, 2017) - The HTNG Renovations Workgroup has published a document encompassing technology considerations and best practices for hotel renovations.

Commonly, hotel renovations run over budget, take longer than expected and lack a comprehensive technology plan. These issues may result in additional change orders, lost technology capabilities or additional renovations, ultimately costing the hotel.

The Workgroup's Best Practices ensure future hotel renovations will minimize delays due to technology upgrades, guarantee projects are completed within budget and create an overall technology plan for the hotel space.

The group was led by Co-chairs Kenneth Isakson, Senior Director Hotel Systems & Strategy of Wyndham Hotel Group LLC and Neal Medjes, Vice President of Engineering PLUS LLC.

"Investing in better technology in meeting and conference areas turns these spaces into revenue centers," said Medjes. "Overall, a hotel renovations project can optimize a hotel's bottom line."

HTNG's Hotel Technology Renovations Best Practices can be found at:




About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, 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 and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's Board of Governors, consisting of 23 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsibility for over 2.5 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. 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