Visionary Award Nomination Form

Hospitality Technology (HT) magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Hotel Visionary Awards, which seek to honor hotel companies for their outstanding achievement in technological innovation over the past year. The Hotel Visionary Awards are open to hotel companies (including corporate brands, property management companies, and owners). Hotels may self-nominate and are encouraged to do so. Technology vendors/suppliers may also nominate hotel companies, but are not themselves qualified to receive an award.

Winning companies will be announced live at HT-NEXT (March 12-14) in San Diego, CA and profiled on the cover of HT's June 2018 issue!

Nominations will be accepted in two categories:

Customer-Facing Innovator (includes all those hardware and software solutions that have a customer touch-point, such as televisions, kiosks, display boards, mobile phone apps, guest room technologies, etc.)

Enterprise Innovator (includes PMS, revenue management, bookings, CRM, infrastructure/networking, and all those applications and hardware solutions that empower back-of-house operations.)

Contest Rules:
Who can enter: The awards will be presented to hotel companies only. Technology vendors/suppliers/consultants do not qualify for the Hotel Visionary Awards, however they may nominate hotels. Entries may be self- or third-party nominated.

What to enter: Fill out the nomination form below and be as specific as possible. Entries must focus on the innovation and leadership at the hotel organization for a project that has either been initiated, completed or in-progress within the past 12 months. Entries that simply promote the features of a single technology vendor's solution will not be considered.

There is no limit to the number of nominations that may be submitted by any one party. A single project can be nominated in both categories if it had impact on both guest-facing and back-of-house operations. In this case, you must submit two separate nomination forms, one in each category. However, each submission MUST present unique information and supporting details relevant to the respective category. Do not submit two identical submissions in each category.

Winners will be judged based on the innovation and leadership demonstrated by the hotel company, with a focus on compelling solutions and results. Winners will be chosen by Hospitality Technology’s editorial staff and notified on or about January 26, 2018. The awards will be presented live at HT-NEXT at The Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA. Winning hotel companies MUST be able to send an executive to the Forum to accept the award. Winning companies will be profiled on the cover of HT's June 2018 issue.