Grand Hotel Millennium Sofia in partnership with event tech startup LayAlt was awarded for Innovation in Tourism at the Annual Ceremony of the Bulgarian Hotel and Restaurant Association.
The event space planning solution ‘Millennium Planner’ was recognized for its importance in driving the tourism and event industries into the future. The award in the “Best Smart Application in the tourism industry” for 2020 was accepted by GHMS’s General Manager Julieta Serafimova, Brand Manager Slavyana Tosheva, and LayAlt’s CEO Victoria Victorova.
Grand Hotel Millennium Sofia also won in the ‘Best 5-star City Hotel’ category, and the ‘Best Mediterranean Restaurant’ one for Mediterra Restaurant & Wine Bar.
The 25th Annual Award ceremony took place in the Ballroom of GHMS with all safety measures complied, including social distancing setup done through LayAlt’s web-based solution.
About Grand Hotel Millennium Sofia
Grand Hotel Millennium Sofia is a striking 30-story building which includes 400 bright and spacious rooms. Surrounding the spectacular 6-storey atrium, the Millennium Milestone Convention Centre encompasses memorable private gatherings and thought-provoking conferences in its 14 fully equipped multifunctional rooms capable to accommodate 2 000 people. The 3,200 sq.m. Millennium Spa and Wellness centre welcomes you with a complete range of treatments, therapies, and a 1,500 sq.m. cutting-edge Fitness Centre. The hotel presents 10 restaurants and lounges which will be remarkable for their location, view, interior, and the various culinary experiences they will offer.
Event tech developer LayAlt is the spin-off company of Press Start. LayAlt is dedicated to building and optimizing the now-award-winning floor planning solution, while Press Start continues working in the hi-tech and gaming marketing field.
LayAlt, as a solution, is a next-gen web platform for event space planning. It helps event organizers arrange each piece of furniture in a real-ratio photorealistic virtual environment. This saves them and the venue time, numerous in-person meetings, multiple on-site visits, and a lot of misunderstandings. Aside from the software solution, LayAlt Ltd. is also the developer of a proprietary hardware for real-time environment capturing and translation of the result into ready-to-use 3D models. The scanning hardware comes in the form of a hand-held device, an autonomous drone, or an autonomous rover. This saves weeks of 3D modelling work for custom visualizations.
Aside from Grand Hotel Millennium’s website, LayAlt’s initial version already operates for Grand Hotel Sofia’s event center.