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Hospitality Innovator BluIP® receives the AHLA Technology Acceleration Award

Company Recognized for Its Longstanding Commitment to Eliminating the Boundaries of Hospitality Technology

LAS VEGAS, NV — JULY 11, 2023 — The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), the largest hotel association in the U.S. representing all segments of the industry nationwide, has announced BluIP as a recipient of the organization’s inaugural AHLA Technology Acceleration Award.

The annual AHLA Technology Acceleration Award recognizes companies that have taken specific steps to advance innovation in hospitality. This year, the award showcased companies that have adopted HTNG Express, a new solution that shortens the process for post-booking hotel property management system integrations from months to just days.

To be considered for the AHLA Technology Acceleration Award, BluIP implemented HTNG Express and demonstrated for an evaluation committee the technology’s use in the company’s industry-disrupting AIVA Connect® platform including AIVA®, BluIP’s Artificial Intelligence Virtual Assistant which guarantees a reduction in calls to the reservations center and/or front desk by 50% or more.

AHLA Chief Technology Officer Michael Blake commented, “AHLA created this recognition program to award leading technology companies who are demonstrating their industry commitment to advancement, adoption, and acceleration.” Blake added, “BluIP’s implementation of HTNG Express proves a significant contribution in helping move hospitality forward.”

Armen Martirosyan, BluIP CEO commented,

“We are truly honored to be selected by AHLA as an inaugural Technology Acceleration Award winner.”

He continued,

“BluIP has a long-standing reputation as an active member of the hospitality community ecosystem who understands the importance of making innovation easier and more valuable to our hotelier clients. We’re excited to continue our work with AHLA, HTNG and the vendor community to eliminate the boundaries of hospitality technology.”

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About BluIP

BluIP® is a Tier1 global service provider and communications technology innovator. The company develops artificial intelligence and enterprise-grade telephony solutions for leaders in hospitality, restaurants, healthcare, small business, and the enterprise. BluIP’s comprehensive suite of products includes the industry disrupting, all-in-one artificial intelligence platform, AIVA® Connect with modules that improve every customer interaction, streamline business processes, and provide in-depth business intelligence to help customers optimize resources and drive more revenue.

About AHLA

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is the largest hotel association in America, representing more than 30,000 members from all segments of the industry nationwide – including iconic global brands, 80% of all franchised hotels and the 16 largest hotel companies in the U.S. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AHLA focuses on strategic advocacy, communications support, and workforce development programs to move the industry forward. Learn more at

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