2019 HotelTechAwards Important Dates & Deadlines

Early bird entry for Hotel Tech Report community

July 31st, 2018
Registration is open to Hotel Tech Report community members who received an early entry discount code.  Think you should have gotten one but didn’t? Reach out to us via the on-site live chat.

Awards launch, registration opens to all companies

August 1st, 2018
Registration and voting is opened to all companies.  Register your company in each product category your wish to participate in.  After you are nominated or registered reach out to customers to get reviews to be a 2019 category leader and reach out to your employees to get votes to rank in the best hotel tech companies to work for in 2019.

Data exported for analysis

December 31, 2018
On December 31st, 2018 data will be exported and any reviews submitted by customers or votes submitted by employees will count towards the 2018 HotelTechAwards.  If HT Scores are the same ties will be broken using the tie breaker methodology Learn more

Winners Announced

January 15, 2019
2019 category leaders will be announced in addition to the top hotel tech companies to work for in 2018.

FAQs

What does my company have to do to enter the awards?
Complete the registration form for the products you would like to enter into the HotelTechAwards and pay the nominal one-time entry fee.
How many awards are there and what is the judging criteria?

The awards are completely unbiased and are entirely based on the ratings data provided in the verified customer reviews on your Hotel Tech Report profile.  For each award category, the top ranked company who is entered into the awards will be recognized as the category leader and recieve badges, press and marketing materials.

Categories:

MARKETING

  • Direct booking tools
  • Email marketing software
  • Digital marketing agencies
  • Reputation & review mgmt tools

GUEST EXPERIENCE

  • Keyless entry provider
  • Guest messaging platform
  • In-room entertainment provider
  • Guest room tablets
  • Digital signage provdier
  • Mobile apps developer
  • Guest Wi-Fi provider

REVENUE & DISTRIBUTION

  • Revenue management software
  • Business intelligence tools
  • Market intelligence tools
  • Channel managers
  • Central reservations (CRS)

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

  • Concierge software
  • Engineering software
  • F&B tech
  • Guest feedback tools
  • Housekeeping mgmt software
  • Property Mgmt. Systems (PMS)
  • Staff task mgmt. and collaboration software

SALES, MEETINGS & EVENTS

  • Event management software
  • Sales software
How do I increase my odds of winning?
  • Reach out to customers to win your category
    • Reach out to your best customers and ask them to write an anonymous review on your Hotel Tech Report profile
    • Tip: You can send 1-click review invitations from the profile editor (Want to learn how? Click here)
  • Want to rank in the ‘Best Places to Work in Hotel Tech’ ranking
    • Ask your employees to go to your profile on Hotel Tech Report and vote for your company in the voting module on your profile (shown here)
Is there a discount for startups?
We do offer special pricing for very early stage startups.  If you meet the following criteria please contact us via the on-site live chat for a discount code:

(a) Your entity was formed no earlier that 2016

(b) You have fewer than 5 employees

How are reviews verified?
We take review verification very seriously.  Here are a few of our processes for verifying reviews:

  1. All users are required to login with Linkedin
  2. Before submitting a review, each reviewer must agree to our terms and conditions and are subject to legal action if they are found in infringement
  3. When a review is submitted, it is recieved as a draft.  A member of the HTR team reads each review and checks the user’s LinkedIn to verify that they are currently a hotelier.
  4. If a vendor believes a review to be inaccurate, you are also able to contest it (learn more)

Want to learn more about how reviews are verified? Learn more

What do the winners get?
Top 3 in each category….will be acknowledged as winners.  You will recieve press as well as leader badges for your marketing materials and your Hotel Tech Report profile.

Top rated company in each category…will recieve 1-invitation to Hotel Tech Report’s summer 2018 executive retreat which will include lodging at the Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa, networking and activities such as wine tastings at Napa wineries and boating exurisions on the San Francisco Bay.

Can my company enter multiple categories?
You can enter in as many categories as you’d like as long as the product you are entering has a profile in that category on Hotel Tech Report.

Want to know if your products should go in one or multiple categories? Learn more

Still have questions?

Reach out via the live chat on Hotel Tech Report to speak with a representative.