The new function of the resource was presented at the Organizing Committee of the National Hotel Award. Guests who have previously used the hotelawards.en website as a guide when choosing a hotel can now directly book a room at any of the hotels participating in the Award.
Reservation will be made without commission for the hotel and any additional payments from the guest. By selecting a room on the nominee page, the user can immediately go to the hotel booking module and make an order.
“The website of the National Hotel Award is not turning into a room booking system,” says Dmitry Demidov, head of the Organizing Committee. – The main function of the resource is the competitive representation of nominees at the national competition of the country, so the three-stage voting is preserved. The new feature is another convenience for users and an additional (and free) sales channel for the hotel.”
Leading hospitality software providers Bnovo and Kontur have already become partners of the Award. Integration with the competition resource allows the user to make a reservation directly on the hotel page on the Award website.
SKB Kontur has been developing business services since 1988, and already 2.5 million enterprises in Russia use our software. Among our products is Kontur.Hotel – a service to improve the efficiency of the hotel. The partnership of SKB Kontur with the National Hotel Award in booking rooms on the award website opens up another sales channel for hoteliers and leads to an increase in the number of rooms, says Evgeny Petrov, head of the hotel software project group at SKB Kontur.
< p> Throughout its 10-year history, Bnovo has been creating products and launching integrations to increase hotel revenue from online sales. Booking rooms on the award website is another opportunity for hotels to increase direct sales, and we are very pleased to become partners with the National Hotel Awards, says Valentin Miklyaev, founder and CEO of Bnovo.
In the current conditions, it is important for any domestic hotel to use all the opportunities to attract guests, – says Gennady Lamshin, President of the Russian Hotel Association. – Many Russians are now getting acquainted with new destinations for traveling within the country. And they often make an unexpected conclusion for themselves – domestic hotels offer a service that often surpasses foreign ones in terms of level. The National Hotel Award has long been an unconditional sign of the quality of hotel services in the nominee hotels.
The acceptance of applications and the placement of participants' materials on the Award website continues. In the near future, the formation of the Expert Board and the Jury of the competition will begin. Voting will take place in October 2022 and the winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Ceremony at the end of November in Moscow.