Innovation Award 2009 Winners
The Most Innovative Hospitality Technology Award was first granted in 2010 for hospitality technologies released in 2009.
There were 24 entrants in the contest in its inaugural year. The top two products out of this large pool of candidates are highlighted below.
REX Room Expeditor - MTech
REX is the first application to revolutionize the housekeeping room assignment process and effectively change how room attendants work. They no longer receive a board with rooms to clean, instead, they are presented an iPod Touch which lists (in their native language) -- the most important room to clean based on hotel defined criteria like room rush, VIP status, room type, etc. Proven in union environments and integrated to the PMS and energy management, REX saves a great deal of otherwise wasted effort ($) and gets guests into rooms faster.
2009 Runner Up
ICE - Intelity
View a copy of the press release listing all of the entrants in HTNG's Press Release from March 2010