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 on a hotel’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic as the…

Join HFTP Global’s LinkedIn Group to Continue the Conversation Online

When you are an HFTP member, you instantly become part of a global network that includes thousands of your fellow hospitality financial and technology professionals. Do you want to know how other people in the industry are doing things? Do you have a question that would best be answered by…

Write Your Way in to HFTP Global Events in 2020

Do you have an interest in sharing your experiences with other hospitality technology and finance professionals? Join us at one of HFTP’s major events coming up this year and take advantage of valuable education and networking opportunities with complimentary full-conference registration, courtesy of HFTP. This opportunity is made possible when…

Letter from the HFTP Global President: Partnerships Are Powerful Assets

By: Michael Levie, CHTP  — 2019-2020 HFTP Global board president And now, suddenly, it is 2020 — A new year, with new targets and new opportunities. The Austin, Texas-based HFTP Global team is energized and ready to deliver another outstanding year for the association. And for HFTP, 2020 also brings with it…

Attention, Hotels: How Do You Use Technology to Transform the Guest Experience?

How are evolving and emerging technologies being leveraged to transform and enhance the guest experience? The hospitality industry wants to know. The guest experience is becoming about more than just great service. Recent studies indicate that by 2020 customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator…

An Evening to Remember: Experience the HFTP 2019 Annual Tribute to Success

This year at the 2019 HFTP Annual Convention, the “Annual Tribute to Success” will be an enchanting, sea-inspired evening of celebration dedicated to the recognition of the individuals who have made a significant impact on both HFTP and the hospitality community in the past year. Cap off the HFTP 2019…

China Chapter Charter Interest Meeting Brings HFTP to the Far East

Written By: Evita Ma On May 27, a meeting was held in Shanghai to gauge interest in charting a new HFTP China Chapter. Attendees came from across the cities and brought with them a mix of backgrounds including CFO, CEO and CTO from different domestic and international hotel groups. A…

E20X Amsterdam Judge’s Award Winner KITRO Designed Innovative Solution to Combat Food Waste

It takes a truly cutting-edge business concept from a startup to best the competition and take home the coveted Judge’s Award at Entrepreneur 20X (E20X). During E20X Amsterdam in April 2018, that kind of groundbreaking concept was presented by KITRO — a startup company that designed a digital device to…

Letter from the HFTP Global President: At the End of the Year, We Reflect on the Best of the Year

Written By: Timothy G. Nauss, CHAE As we prepare to transition to the new HFTP Global board at the 2018 Annual Convention in October, I would like to take the time to reflect on my year serving as HFTP Global president. Through rigorous research, council work, event planning and resource…

Letter from the HFTP Global President: HFTP Builds on Past Initiatives to Forge Ahead to the Future

Written By: Timothy G. Nauss, CHAE The HFTP Global board, advisory councils, research centers, and its Austin, Texas-based staff work hard year-round to create and implement wholly new ventures. This is evident with the introduction of brand-new global conferences, digital resources, industry research and more. With the hospitality industry changing and evolving at a faster pace…