A Homerun: Research Shows Hotel Guest Sentiments on Technology Have Improved Over Time

By: Agnes DeFranco, Minwoo Lee and Jihye Min May 11, 2023 marked the end of the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Indeed, the pandemic has had an impact on the perception of technology usage among hotel guests. The need to…

Total Revenue Management and the Mi$$ed Opportunities

Written by: Katerina Papadima Total revenue management is not a new concept, but it is one that hoteliers will embrace more for the years to come. To implement it, though, we first need to define it. What is total revenue…

Exploring Safety Systems and Devices: A Virtual Education Preview from Solution Providers 

How does an industry that is required to offer a relaxed, discreet, unobtrusive, and unencumbered experience for guests and members, reconcile those goals with offering guests and members a secure environment? Every company is responsible for creating and maintaining a…

A Look Back at Hospitality Technology Greatness: Spotlighting Past Hall of Fame Inductees

Recognized for being industry pioneers, inductees to the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame are the individuals behind much of the hospitality industry’s technology developments. Since 1989, 51 innovative and influential professionals have been selected to be a part…

Look Back at HITEC: Lessons in Leadership from Florida’s Largest Independent Hotelier

“Hotels are a service industry, and the key is to have happy associates.” There are many reasons Harris Rosen, president and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts and Florida’s largest independent hotelier, is a masterclass in hospitality leadership: his willingness to…

Letter from the HFTP Global President: Join Me in 2023 at these HFTP Global and Industry Events

Written by: Neil Foster, CHTP, MBA Greetings, fellow HFTP members!  Bouncing back from years of mostly distanced interactions, I’m honoured and excited to be “on the road” to spend time together with many of you in the upcoming months. With planned…

From HR to VR: A New Era of Training

Written by: Amanda Charreton Imagine putting on a headset and suddenly finding yourself behind the front desk attending to a guest in need or behind the scenes in the kitchen setting up the perfect tray for room service delivery. Even…

Exciting Changes Approved for USALI 12th Edition: Inside Look from the Global Finance Committee

The brain trust of hotel industry experts who are tasked with future planning and development for the Uniform System of Account for the Lodging Industry (USALI®) is back in full, collaborative force to produce the new USALI 12th Revised Edition. This group,…

Four Walls, Tables and Chairs: The Fall of the Traditional Dining Experience?

Written by: Ricardo Tellez The hospitality and, more specifically, the food and beverage (F&B) industry are two that live by the motto: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Unlike almost every other industry, the F&B industry prefers to stick…

CBRE Forecasts Enhanced RevPAR Growth in 2023 Despite Economic Headwinds

Written by: Rachael Rothman and Matt Mowell Despite projections of persistent inflation and a moderate economic recession, CBRE’s November 2022 Hotel Horizons® forecast calls for a 5.8 percent increase in rooms revenue per available room (RevPAR) in 2023. This is…