Efficiency, Profitability, Security: Look to the Cloud

Cloud computing, which has upended business models from music to movies to medicine, has now reached the hospitality industry in the form of hosted property management systems. These new cloud-based systems eliminate the need to purchase expensive hardware (including servers, networking equipment and data backups) and allow owners and managers…

Meet the HITEC 2013 Guest Bloggers

HFTP Connect is featuring four guest bloggers throughout HITEC 2013. The bloggers will be providing you their insights on all things HITEC from their different viewpoints and experiences in the industry. Before we get to Minneapolis, read on to learn a little about each of our guest bloggers and don’t…

[Ask the Experts] HITEC 2013 Keynote: David Wolman

As we lead up to HITEC 2013 in June, HFTP Connect will be talking to our keynote speakers about their expertise and how it relates to thehospitality industry through the Ask the Experts column. An Expert View on the Monetary Revolution David Wolman is a contributing editor at Wired. He has…

Safety in Your Hotel is About Communication

Much has been said lately about hotel room security and the technology used to keep our guests safe and secure while under our care. The topic’s been on the news, posted online, argued about in court, and in at least one case, has the potential to become a national security…

[Ask the Experts] HITEC 2013 Opening Keynote: Theresa Payton

As we lead up to HITEC 2013 in June, HFTP Connect will be talking to our keynote speakers about their expertise and how it relates to the hospitality industry through the Ask the Experts column. An Expert View on Cybersecurity and the Hospitality Industry Theresa Payton is one of America’s most…

HITEC 2013 Features You Don’t Want to Miss

HITEC 2013 is just a couple of months away and there is already a ton of buzz surrounding this year’s show. If you have not registered, I suggest you do so before May 20th to save yourself or your employer some money. If you are trying to justify your attendance…

Career Management in the Digital Era: Are You a Member of The Denovati?

As the Digital Era continues to evolve, professionals face all kinds of new challenges. It doesn’t matter what their professional discipline is or what stage of their career they are in. Although specific requirements will vary, all professionals are increasingly expected to develop their digital competencies and have a working…

[HFTP Connect] Return of the Bloggers! Become an Official Blogger for HITEC 2013

HFTP Connect is looking for hospitality professionals who would like to write original and educational posts about their HITEC experience for the blog. HITEC 2013 is June 24 – 27 in Minneapolis, Minn. See the information below for details on the opportunity and review posts from HITEC 2012 Guest Bloggers:…

A New Approach to Guest Room Noise

I do a lot of business travel, so I’m not surprised to see that noise regularly tops the list of guest complaints according to the J.D. Power North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study. Not even luxury properties are resistant to this problem. The 2011 study delved even deeper, finding…

Even Elephants Can Innovate

The economy was soft and the travel industry had never really recovered from 9/11.  New project dollars were tough to come by and the level of innovation on display year over year at HITEC showed it. Now, a couple of years later we’re seeing a proliferation of new start ups…