Club Reopening: What Are the Legal Issues?

Written by: Brad Steele, J.D. With club leaders, staff and members in the United States all anxiously awaiting the go-ahead from state officials to reopen, the question every club leader should be asking is, “How do I open without exposing my club to potential liability from someone alleging he contracted…

Social Clubs and Coronavirus: Tax View on Qualified Disaster Payments, Part 2

Written by: James J. Reilly, CPA, JD In March 2020, HFTP published a TaxViews article entitled “Social Clubs and the Coronavirus Pandemic,” where we discussed Qualified Disaster Payments pursuant to Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) Section 139. The coronavirus pandemic was designated as a disaster on March 13, 2020 which permits…

From the Expert: Learn How to Excel at Microsoft Excel

Written by: Bill Jelen, HFTP 2019 Annual Convention speaker I was recently having lunch with a club CFO. She explained to me that it was difficult to do year-over-year comparisons because each of their two golf courses had been closed for renovation. One was closed last year, and the other…

The Blue Ocean Shift: Unique Strategies Presented at the Executive Vendor Summit

Think about the moment when you first enter your hotel room. Look around: Does the room tell you anything unique about the hotel where you are staying? Or, is it all beige walls and double beds with white covers — and you have to walk back outside and look at…

13 E20X Pitches and One Home Run

Written By: Jennifer Jones As a native to Baltimore, Maryland USA, I was excited to see that the Orioles are in town this week playing the Blue Jays. Now that I reside out west, I do not get to see them much anymore. Granted with a full schedule of meetings, sessions…

Exclusive Interview: Dual Award Winner Hyre Talks Entrepreneur 20X (E20X)

In June 2015, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), debuted its Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) innovation pitch competition, designed for hospitality technology startups, for the first time at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) – the world’s largest and oldest hospitality technology exposition and conference brand. Rapidly gaining popularity…

Past Judges Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Information about HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X

For many hospitality technology entrepreneurs, being selected to participate in HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) innovation competition is a milestone accomplishment on the road for their startup’s successful endeavors. It is no secret that E20X participants gain exposure to a global network of leading industry professionals including: c-level executives, hospitality CIOs,…

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Checking into Your Hotel

Written By: Carson Booth, CHTP AI will become embedded and ubiquitous, and in the pocket of every associate and guest. Are you ready? Some industries remain stubborn and resistant to change by not embracing new technology as fast as others. However, over the last few years, the hospitality industry has seen…

Introducing Meet Ups at Annual Convention 2016

Building on the idea of bringing everyone together, HFTP is excited to introduce one of its newest additions to the Annual Convention schedule this year: meet ups. For those of you who are wondering what exactly these new “meet ups” entail, let me fill you in. Next month on Thursday, October…

Dispatches from Caterer Digital Summit and Boutique Hotel & Lifestyle Summit in the UK

Written By: Carl Weldon I was recently honored to chair two panel sessions in the United Kingdom covering different aspects of the hospitality market. Tuesday, May 24, 2016: Boutique Hotel and Lifestyle Summit I chaired a panel at the Boutique Hotel and Lifestyle Summit in the stylish Montaclm Hotel in central London. This business…