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  • Members Only: 2018 HFTP Compensation and Benefits Report

    By Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA. Results to the biannual survey conducted by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP). Information includes data on compensation and benefits trends for finance and technology professionals in the club and lodging industries.

  • Primary Club Metrics

    Survey results identify which metrics are most often used to determine performance. By Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE; Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA; and Amanda Belarmino

  • Job Description Template: Club Accounting Positions

    The HFTP Americas Research Center has developed example job descriptions for club accounting positions. The process involved reviewing sample job descriptions, and compiling the information into standardized job descriptions.

  • Job Description Template: Club IT Positions

    The HFTP Americas Research Center has developed example job descriptions for club IT positions. The process involved reviewing sample job descriptions, and compiling the information into standardized job descriptions.

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Esther Cohen Named NEWH 2018 Icon of Industry

·24 July 2018
Esther Cohen, founder of Posters International (PI), has been named the 2018 NEWH Icon of Industry recipient. The honor from NEWH recognizes leaders in hospitality manufacturing who have been active in the industry and community services for a minimum of 30 years.
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Studio Munge Outfits Sofia for Debut in Toronto

·24 July 2018
Toronto-based architectural practice Studio Munge has completed work on Sofia, a new Italian concept in the Yorkville section of the Ontario capital. Crafted in collaboration with fellow locally based firm Giancarlo Garofalo Architect Inc., the restaurant is conceived as an artistic journey through a residential estate.
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Chef Andrew Zimmern to Introduce Lucky Cricket in Minneapolis

·23 July 2018
Chef Andrew Zimmern, star of the Bizarre Foods franchise on the Travel Channel, is set to launch his first restaurant in Minneapolis later this fall. The Chinese street food concept Lucky Cricket will be crafted by David Shea and Tanya Spaulding of locally based architecture and design practice Shea Design.
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JW Marriott New Orleans Announces Refresh

·23 July 2018
Situated in New Orleans’ famed French Quarter, the JW Marriott New Orleans has announced plans to undergo an extensive $30 million transformation. The contemporary redesign will embrace the city’s alluring culture by injecting its unmistakable street into the interior.
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Olga Polizzi Designs the Duomo Presidential Suite at Hotel Savoy

·20 July 2018
The Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte Hotel in Florence, Italy has announced the opening of its new Duomo presidential suite. Designed by Rocco Forte Hotels’ design director Olga Polizzi, the 1,600-square-foot accommodation occupies its own wing of the hotel, ensconced in a distinctive Florentine aesthetic.
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Ian Schrager Unveils the Bodrum EDITION

·20 July 2018
In partnership with Marriott International, Ian Schrager has introduced the Bodrum EDITION at the threshold of the Aegean Sea within the Yalikavak bay of the Turkish Riviera. The 72,200-square-foot property balances classical elements with modern culture and is positioned as a natural amphitheater for modern recreation.
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Mr. C Seaport Docks in Lower Manhattan

·20 July 2018
The Mr. C Hotels portfolio has expanded to the banks of Lower Manhattan with the launch of the Mr. C Seaport. Marking the brand’s arrival in New York, the 66-room boutique hotel will add a splash of European charm to the Seaport District of the city.
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Grimm Artisanal Ales Launches its First Brewery and Taproom in Brooklyn

·19 July 2018
New York-based brewer Grimm Artisanal Ales has launched its first permanent brewery and taproom in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Locally based design firm Tri-Lox spearheaded the design of the taproom, which is crafted with sustainably sourced woods like figured maple.
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Fusion Resort Phu Quoc Completes Expansion

·19 July 2018
The all-inclusive Fusion Resort Phu Quoc in Vietnam has unveiled a series of new facilities following a property expansion led by Fusion founder and owner Marco van Aggele alongside chief design officer Remco De Hoog. The resort, which opened in June 2017, has added new villas, spa treatment rooms, a children’s club, and a formal function space.
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Pop-up Camps from Upscape to Launch in Chile

·19 July 2018
Experiential travel group Upscape has announced the launch of Outpost, a pop-up camping experience designed to maximize the vast openness of the Patagonia wilderness in Chile. Poised to unveil its inaugural location this fall, Outpost will invite guests to engage with the wilderness with camps equipped to accommodate up to 16 people in private, furnished tents.
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Atelier Ace to Introduce Maison de la Luz in New Orleans

·18 July 2018
Ace Hotels has revealed plans to enter the luxury market with the launch of a boutique retreat located across from the Ace Hotel New Orleans. Known as the Maison de la Luz, the 67-room guesthouse will provide an elevated hospitality experience courtesy of Atelier Ace in collaboration with Los Angeles-based design firm Studio Shamshiri. It is slated to open in spring 2019, and will feature a library bar.
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'Woodland Sweden' Exhibition Highlights Sustainable Design

·18 July 2018
The Swedish Institute has collaborated with architecture practice Architects Sweden on the new exhibition Woodland Sweden, which comprises an array of contemporary timber projects highlighted through various building typologies, including schools, housing, and cultural institutions. The exhibit, now in Berlin through October, will promote the benefits of sustainable buildings and how existing resources can renew the relevance of timber construction.
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AC Hotels Makes New York Debut in Times Square

·18 July 2018
AC Hotels by Marriott has rolled out its first New York property in the heart of Manhattan with the launch of the AC Hotel New York Times Square. The Midtown hotel features the brand’s signature contemporary, European style with the design-driven spirit of the city’s Fashion District.
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Former Home of Moroccan King to Become New Jersey Hotel

·18 July 2018
Pendry Hotels has announced plans to roll out both the Pendry Natirar and the Pendry Residences Natirar in the rolling hills of Somerset County, New Jersey. Less than an hour outside of New York, the hotel and residences will be located within the transformed Tudor-style Natirar Mansion—a former home of the late King of Morocco. It is slated for completion in spring 2020.
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Loews Hotels Breaks Ground in St. Louis

·17 July 2018
Loews Hotels has announced the groundbreaking of Live! by Loews – St. Louis. The forthcoming $65 million project from HKS Architects is slated to debut in early 2020 as part of the second phase of the mixed-use development Ballpark Village.
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Kempinski Plots Balinese Arrival

·17 July 2018
Kempinski has announced plans to expand its luxury portfolio with the launch of the Apurva Kempinski Bali, set to open in the fourth quarter of this year. The opening will become the brand’s second Indonesian property and its first on the tropical island. Melbourne-based architecture firm Denton Corker Marshall will partner Trivium Design Group to craft the property with an Indonesian-inspired design aesthetic.
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Yoshio Taniguchi Leads Redesign of Okura Tokyo

·16 July 2018
The Okura Tokyo is set to replace the former Hotel Okura Tokyo in September 2019 with a unique blend of traditional and contemporary luxury. Leading the charge of the redesign is designer Yoshio Taniguchi, whose father Yoshiro Taniguchi crafted the Hotel Okura Tokyo’s iconic lobby.
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Minor Lab Transforms Beijing Hutong into New Office

·16 July 2018
Chinese firm Minor Lab has completed work on a new office in Beijing, which is housed within a reimagined residence in a historic district of the Chinese capital. The structure reflects the hutong typology, which refers to a residential design oriented around a square courtyard that exits to a narrow commercial corridor. The design will serve as the temporary office and exhibition space for PAGEONE Bookstore.
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Hotel Triton Teases Breezy Refresh from Rose Ink Workshop

·16 July 2018
San Francisco’s Hotel Triton is set to unveil its $6 million contemporary facelift from Miami-based Rose Ink Workshop this October.
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Dream Hotel Group Adds Atlanta Property to its Pipeline

·13 July 2018
Dream Hotel Group has revealed plans for the Dream Atlanta, Buckhead, which is part of the company's plan to triple its portfolio by 2022.
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Arquitectonica and Martin Brudnizki Partner on Mr. C Coconut Grove

·13 July 2018
Arquitectonica and Martin Brudnizki Design Studio have announced they will collaborate on the design of the forthcoming Mr. C Coconut Grove hotel, which is slated to open this winter. Set against the backdrop of Biscayne Bay in Coconut Grove, Florida, the project will mark the arrival of the Mr. C brand to Florida, which is operated by Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani.
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Gateway Arch Museum Reveals Upgrades, Expansion

·12 July 2018
The Gateway Arch Museum in St. Louis has unveiled a refresh and expansion from New York-based architecture practice Cooper Robertson, in collaboration with locally based Trivers Associates and New York’s James Carpenter Design Associates. Originally designed by Eero Saarinen, the iconic landmark’s supporting venues now accommodate 100,000 square feet of new exhibition galleries, public education facilities, and visitor services.
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Asbury Ocean Club Comes Ashore in New Jersey

·12 July 2018
TThe Asbury Ocean Club, Surfside Resort and Residences, has made its highly anticipated debut on the shoreline of Asbury Park, New Jersey. The 17-story property joins other fixtures from the shore’s redevelopment including the Asbury hotel and the recently reopened Asbury Lanes. 2017 Platinum Circle honoree Anda Andrei spearheaded the design of the project alongside New York-based firms Handel Architects and Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture.
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Frank Gehry Serves up Stir for the Philadelphia Museum of Art

·12 July 2018
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has announced that it will launch new dining concept, Stir, in October. Iconic Los Angeles-based architect Frank Gehry and his firm Gehry Partners will oversee the design of the restaurant, which will be his only public dining project on the East Coast.
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Haven Resorts & Spas to Debut in Cancun

·11 July 2018
New adults-only hotel brand Haven Resorts & Spas is set to make its debut this October with the launch of Haven Riviera Cancun. A subsidiary of Spanish hotel group Hipotels, the resort and spa will exude a Mexican-Caribbean influence as well as a chic and tranquil ambiance.
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Labotory Creates the Minimalist Cafe Oriente in Seoul

·11 July 2018
New coffee shop concept Café Oriente has debuted in the Hannam-Dong section of Seoul. Crafted by architecture practice Labotory, the contemporary design embraces a C-shaped layout that includes a central... The post Labotory Creates the Minimalist Café Oriente in Seoul appeared first on Hospitality Design.

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