Watch Your Step: Ethical Pitfalls for Today’s Clubs to Avoid

Written by: Daniel Conti Jr., CHAE, CAM The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a lot of financial pressure on clubs around the country. Many have experienced a shortfall in expected revenues. Club leadership has had to make difficult decisions on how to treat their employees while still being fiscally responsible. With…

An Interview with Ian Millar, 2020 Paragon Award Recipient

Ian Millar, CHTP was selected this year as the HFTP Paragon Award recipient for his unwavering support of the association and substantial contributions to increase knowledge sharing and promote growth in the hospitality industry at large, specifically among students and hospitality professionals within Europe. Ian is a senior lecturer of…

This Month, HFTP Spotlights Members Who Have Shared What HFTP Means to Them

 The HFTP Connect blog features hundreds of posts that have been collected, researched, written and published for the purposes of continuing education and professional development for our hospitality finance and technology members who span the globe. And each month, we spotlight a different HFTP membership benefit that has been developed by the association to further this goal. Some of these…

Clubs in a Crisis — The Framework for a Strategic Response

Moderated by: Ray Cronin, Club Benchmarking While we could never have imagined the abrupt changes that have occurred due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have been expecting the economic winds to shift for some time. The period of time from 2009 until March 1st of this year has been the…

HFTP 2019 Chapter Leadership Workshop Builds Leadership at the Local Level

Written by: Eileen Sarris, member of the Chapter Leadership Workshop Committee After a several year hiatus, the re-instated Chapter Leadership Workshop brought together 58 chapter officers representing a host of HFTP local chapters in October 2019. The workshop was held the day prior to the HFTP 2019 Annual Convention in Orlando,…

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…

Community@HFTP: Ask Questions, Get Answers & Virtually Connect with Colleagues Worldwide

Written By: Susan Savkov Attention, HFTP members: If you have not yet visited Community@HFTP, you are missing out on a valuable opportunity to instantly connect, discuss and share with other hospitality professionals who are HFTP members in a structured online forum. Once you become an HFTP member, you automatically become…

Annual Convention 2018: A True HFTP Experience in the Land of the Kentucky Derby

On the bank of the Ohio River in the east south-central region of the United States looms Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville — home to the famed Kentucky Derby horse race, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Louisville Slugger baseball bats. It will also be home to the 2018 HFTP Annual Convention, where more than 600…

Meet HFTP’s Newest Chartered Chapters

Chapters provide a wide array of benefits to an association’s membership — not the least of which is the collaborative building of knowledge and camaraderie among local and like-minded industry professionals. HFTP is excited to announce that three new local chapters have recently been chartered, to include: The Greater Louisville chapter in…

The Importance of Academic Scholarships: Investing in Future Hospitality Leaders

Written By: Susan Savkov It is considered a commonly known reality that a college education can be a valuable gateway to a higher salary, an increased likelihood of employment, better job security, and even greater job satisfaction. Most people would say that a college degree is more crucial now than ever before…