Hunting for a Hotel PMS: Key Marketplace Characteristics and Evaluation Tactics

Written by: Tim Henthorn We all know what a property management system (PMS) is, but is it the same as it was five or 10 years ago when your property or corporate group implemented the solution you have now? Given…

Security Alert: Be Proactive and Vigilant In Your Cybersecurity Defense

By: HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE, FIH The recent conflict between Russia and Ukraine has prompted a new security alert from the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The agency is encouraging U.S. organizations to proactively fortify their…

Does ‘Smart City’ Mean ‘Smart Hotels’?

Smart city foundations—digitization, new technologies (Blockchain, AI, and Internet of Things) and corresponding data—seem to be on everybody’s mind in Dubai, with countless tech events hosted daily around the city.

Celebrating Award-winning Chapter Excellence in 2021

This time of year, HFTP pays special attention to the exceptional chapters who have gone above and beyond to provide local members with educational, professional and networking opportunities. These chapters were celebrated with the 2021 HFTP Chapter of the Year…

Letter from HFTP Global President Mark Pate

Advice and Opportunities for Young Professionals: From the HFTP Global President and HFTP YP Council

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA If you were asked, “what is a young professional (YP)?”, what would you say? According to Google, it is a young person, in their 20s and 30s, who is employed in a profession…

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…

International Hospitality Operations Need Global Leaders: Research Highlights

Globalization has had a significant impact on the hospitality industry and requires thoughtful consideration from leaders of hospitality organizations who wish to expand their domestic operations into the international marketplace. In recent research, Dr. Paul Willie, DBA, MBA, CHAE+, CHTP, CMA…

Letter from HFTP Global President Mark Pate

I Am Grateful To Be Global President and Amazed by Our Members

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA I don’t think I can adequately express how exciting last week was to me —the first-ever CYBER HITEC. I was amazed by the keynote speakers, the phenomenal education sessions, the high-tech booths…

HFTP Global President Update: Reflection on Leadership in Crisis

The year 2020 has been a difficult one – not least for those in leadership who have had to bear the weight of tough, quick-thinking decisions. HFTP Global President Michael Levie, CHTP found himself in the unique position of leading…

First HFTP Europe Hangout Discussed Hotel Pandemic Response on Global Scale

Presented by: Michael Levie, CHTP, citizenM Hotels For the first HFTP Europe Hangout, live on Zoom, the featured speaker was HFTP Global President Michael Levie, CHTP. As COO of citzenM, an international hotel company, he was particularly suited to speak…