Category winners are determined based on the following variables all of which are included in the HT Score with the exception of the company culture bonus which is awarded to companies who make the best places to work list at the end of the HotelTechAwards.
The below image outlines the variables in the HT Score algorithm and how heavily they are weighted within the algorithm.
Please note that while average ratings and quantity are the two most heavily weighted variables with have 'high' impact in the HT Score algorithm, the combination of each of the other variables has a significant high impact on scoring especially in close races where several products have met the category average number of reviews and have high average ratings.
You can check your standings and get tips to improve your score via the live leaderboard slide out:
Please note that the company culture bonus points awarded to company's who rank in the top 10 in the annual Best Places to Work competition are not included in the live leaderboard slide out (2 pts awarded to all companies who make the top 10)
Ranking Factors Visualization
How are ties broken?
If the top two products in a category have the same amount of points and HT Score, ties will be broken based on average ratings scores.