Annual Convention 2016: What’s Happening in Vegas

HFTP’s new and improved (click here to read about event updates) Annual Convention 2016 will be held from October 19-22, 2016 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. Las Vegas is one of the world’s most internationally renowned major resort cities known for its buzzing…

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…

Exciting Changes Coming to the HFTP Annual Convention

Written by: Linnet Baskett The 2016 HFTP Annual Convention will be held October 19-21, 2016 at Caesar’s Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The planning process has already begun and this year there will be some noticeable changes to enhance the structure of the event. Here are some of the highlights….

2016 HFTP Mid-West Regional Conference

Last week I was able to attend another regional conference and present not once, but twice, to our great membership. This time it was at the HFTP Mid-West Regional Conference in Milwaukee. This is only their second regional and I have to say they did an amazing job from start…

Dispatches from HFTP Global: HTNG North America Conference

Let me begin this blog post by saying that everyone should visit Florida in March. The weather was perfect: sunny and beautiful during the day, and comfortably cool at night. It was clearly off season at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, but that didn’t stop a large group of…

Behind the Scenes with HITEC 2016

HITEC season is beginning to pick up speed and HITEC Advisory Council Chair, Richard Tudgay, is excited to share what this year’s event has in store for attendees. This year’s event will take place in New Orleans, La. USA June 20-23 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Start-up pitch…

Gearing Up for the 2015 Annual Convention and Tradeshow

I look at the calendar to see what October brings: • Operating and Capital Budget preparation is in full swing • End of Quarter reporting requirements have tight deadlines • Year-end projections are needed, again and again • We are at our peak business level • Preparations begin for our…

HFTP’s Trip to CHTA Talks

“To provide members with superior networking opportunities, industry-leading events, comprehensive certification programs, unique educational opportunities, and other essential resources for professional growth.” Yes, I’m citing the mission of HFTP. But no, it has never been nor will ever be ONLY a mission. It is something that HFTP has constantly been…