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 on their Wi-Fi networks.  Hotel Wi-Fi networks can be used…

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 asked which amenity they felt was most important when choosing…

[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 than ever before. The hospitality industry, like any other commercial…

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 become stronger. There is no doubt that the HFTP community…

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 Wi-Fi access make possible. According to the Hotel Operating Statistics…

[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 enterprise, is driven largely by operating margins. According to a…

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, which is held for chapter leaders every year just prior…

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 as an association and related events to HFTP and HITEC….

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 form of wireless availability on a slow network. Times have…

I Volunteer Because the More You Give, the More You Receive

After joining HFTP in 1989, Arlene Ramirez, MBA, CHE, CHAE controller for The Clubs At Carlton Woods, quickly volunteered for the association and hasn’t looked back. She currently serves on the Communictions Editorial Advisory Council and has been involved with other…