Honoring a Man Who Was the Heart of Hospitality

HFTP Greater Puget Sound Chapter Awards First Scholarship Under a New Name in Honor of the Late Dr. Tom Mayburry In 2007, the HFTP Greater Puget Sound Chapter started a…

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Explore Opportunites with Hotel Wi-Fi Networks

Last week HFTP hosted a webinar “Why Mobility” featuring a presentation by Shawn Tsetsilas, director of business development for Cellular Specialties. Shawn presented some new ideas how hotels can capitalize…

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Changing Wi-Fi From Amenity to Opportunity

In my previous post, I cited a 2010 J.D. Powers and Associates study in which more than 53,000 guests who stayed in hotels between May 2009 and June 2010 were…

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[Part 2] Energy Efficiency: Use Less

Click here to read [Part 1] Energy Savings: Commodity Procurement In the current economic climate, hotels and conference centers find themselves searching for new ways to reduce operating expenses more…

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A Look Back at How HFTP Members Reacted to 9/11

The events of September 11, 2001, changed the world forever. There are some things that no matter how bad things get, they either don’t change for the worse or just…

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Wi-Fi: Low Cost, High Opportunity

With the US hotel industry enjoying resurgence in spite of the trying economic landscape, there may be no better time than right now to tap into additional revenue streams that…

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[Part 1] Energy Savings: Commodity Procurement

In the current economic climate, hotels and conference centers find themselves searching for new ways to reduce operating expenses more than ever before. The hospitality industry, like any other commercial…

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HFTP Leadership Summit is the Key to Leadership Success

One of the pillars of HFTP is the ability to network with fellow professionals from around the world.  A key to this, in my opinion, is the HFTP Leadership Summit,…

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How Hospitality Technology Has Changed Since 1984

I had a nice surprise the other day upon arriving at the office. Former HFTP Global President, Jules Sieburgh, CHTP, sent me a box of archive items from our history…

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Tapping Into Wi-fi’s Potential

Wireless Internet is becoming a “must-have” for the hospitality industry. In the recent past, guests would expect either a hardline T-1 connection or cable in their room, or possibly some…

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