Distressed Hotels Find New Ownership and Vision

Written by: Kristopher Swanson Opportunistic outlook The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the financial wellbeing of hotels around the world, especially in regions that have experienced prolonged lockdowns and reduced travel. Real estate investment funds and managers,…

Destination, HITEC Dallas: Return to In-person Engagement, Education and Exhibits in 2021

HITEC®, the world’s largest hospitality technology conference and exhibition returns live this year in just three months. Join thousands of fellow hospitality professionals September 27-30, 2021 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas USA for four days…

An Inside Look at Club Summit 2021: Highlights from HFTP’s Return to In-Person Professional Development

After a year like 2020, it was impossible to predict what a return to in-person events would look like in 2021. The Club Summit was HFTP’s opening number, a sold-out event in stunning southern Florida that promised two days of…

Ready Player One: How Can Hoteliers Capitalize On eSports?

Written by: Anastasiia Petryshche Even though it was initially marketed as a new kind of massively multiplayer online game, the OASIS quickly evolved into a new way of life.” -Ernest Cline In his award-winning movie “Ready Player One,” Steven Spielberg…

How Local HFTP Chapters Have Persevered in 2021

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA Have you ever heard the old saying “If you haven’t been to a HFTP chapter meeting lately, you haven’t been to a HFTP chapter meeting”? In case you didn’t know, I just made…

Addressing the Plastic Crisis through Crypto Anchors & Blockchain Technology

The Plastic Crisis: Out of Sight, Out of Mind From automated daily digests to dinner table conversations, the omnipresence of the Covid-19 pandemic has successfully managed to overshadow other – yet no less important – global challenges. In 2019, plastic…

International Hospitality Operations Need Global Leaders: Research Highlights (Part 2)

In recent research, Dr. Paul Willie, DBA, MBA, CHAE+, CHTP, CMA and Isidro Fierro set out to identify the elements and requirements of a global leader in today’s hospitality industry. They leveraged existing secondary data to highlight why global leaders are imperative for…

Destination Club Summit: Meet Up in May for an Advanced Learning Experience

The greatest advantage of attending a professional development conference like HFTP’s Club Summit is the vital opportunity to assemble with a high-level group of club professionals and industry experts, and directly address the topics that are most compelling and important…

The HFTP Global Board Has Exciting News for 2021: Read All About It

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA By now, most of you have heard of the winter storm to hit Texas last month, devastating in many ways. Fortunately, our amazing Austin, Texas-based staff all came out of it relatively unscathed,…

The U.S. American Rescue Plan and Its Impact on Clubs

Written by: Brad Steele, J.D. With the passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Congress has changed some programs that have been extremely important to clubs. The good news is these changes will provide additional support for club leaders. The…