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  • Countdown to Opportunity: The Club & Hotel Controllers Conference 2018

    Written By: Laura Resco, official event guest blogger for the HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference 2018 - One of the most important jobs of a graduate student is to produce original research that furthers the existing knowledge within an industry.

  • 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

  • Controllers, Drive Your Professional Development: Attend CHCC 2018

    Club and hotel controllers: Do not miss the opportunity to get behind the wheel and take control of your own professional development. The Club and Hotel Controllers Conference (CHCC) — co-located with the world’s largest hospitality technology show HITEC® Houston at the George R.

  • 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.


On the Move: RLJ Lodging Trust Names CFO/EVP/Treasurer; More...·Requires Registration ·19 July 2018
Hospitality executives are on the move at RLJ Lodging Trust, Apple Leisure Group, and Millbrook Realty Capital.

NYC Flagship Ritz-Carlton Gets Con Loan, Financing; More Deals...·Requires Registration ·19 July 2018
Flag Luxury Group’s first new-build project in New York City has received financing, a Homewood Suites is sold in Atlanta, and there’s more.

Survey: Compensation, Career Advancement Keys to Attracting Employees·Requires Registration ·19 July 2018
To shed light on the critical issues affecting the hospitality industry, the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) surveyed its members.

AHLA Praises New York, San Diego for Reining in Short-Term Rentals·Requires Registration ·19 July 2018
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has praised New York City and San Diego for their efforts to restrict short-term rentals.

Berkadia Hotels & Hospitality Expands Footprint in California·Requires Registration ·18 July 2018
Berkadia’s Hotels & Hospitality Group is expanding its physical footprint into Southern California. Senior Director Matthew Bailly, along with a team of analysts, will head the hotel team’s West Coast presence in Berkadia’s existing Los Angeles office.

Comfort Brand Expands in Key U.S. Markets·Requires Registration ·18 July 2018
The Comfort hotel brand, franchised by Choice Hotels International Inc., has expanded in U.S. markets this year amid its transformation. In the last three months, 15 new Comfort properties opened, a rate of more than one per week. In addition, there have been several franchise agreements in primary markets.

Shovels in the Ground: MGM Springfield; Dream Atlanta, Buckhead; More...·Requires Registration ·18 July 2018
Hotel projects are in the works across the globe. MGM is set to open in the New England area along with dual-properties underway from Dream Hotel Group, Pendry Hotels and Marriott.

Financial Findings: Mumford Company, RLH Corp., Aries Conlon Capital...·Requires Registration ·18 July 2018
Buying, selling and financing are the name of the game. Here’s a look at hotel transactions from Mumford Company, RLH Corporation, Aries Conlon Capital, and more.

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Gives Meetings a Boost·Requires Registration ·18 July 2018
The Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park has designed multiple upgrades to take any meeting from ordinary to extraordinary. Learn how it curates event boosters to fit the personality of the group.

WhyHotel Pop-Up Enters DC·Requires Registration ·18 July 2018
WhyHotel, an alternative lodging service that operates pop-up hotels in newly built, luxury apartment buildings, is adding its newest location. In addition, Cathy Ross, the current CEO of Exclusive Resorts, is joining the company’s board of directors.

5 Senses + 5 Tips = 10/10 Guest Experience·Requires Registration ·18 July 2018
Guests have this funny habit of seeing, smelling, tasting, hearing, and touching all kinds of things. You probably do, too. In fact, you’re probably doing it right now. Delighting the five senses is a big part of a positive guest experience. You could even try to delight the fabled sixth sense, but we can never quite get our chakras lined up just right. So, let’s just focus on the five senses we know and love.

CHMWarnick Harnesses Big Data with Launch of Proph+IT·Requires Registration ·17 July 2018
CHMWarnick has launched Proph+IT, a technology platform that harnesses the power of big data from an ownership lens to optimize hospitality investments.

Marriott International Opens Hotels in Four States·Requires Registration ·17 July 2018
Marriott International has opened four new properties in the last week, including a JW Marriott in Nashville, TN that adds to the city’s skyline.

Openings Abroad for Banyan Tree, Cube Boutique, Hotel Indigo·Requires Registration ·17 July 2018
The Banyan Tree and Cube Boutique brands are expanding in Asia, while IHG introduces Hotel Indigo in a Scottish art community.

Executives on the Move at Hilton, Crescent, Radisson, Quore; More...·Requires Registration ·17 July 2018
The following companies bolstered their leadership rosters—Hilton, Crescent Hotels & Resorts, Radisson Hotel Group, Quore, and more.

Hampton by Hilton Opens 15 Hotels·Requires Registration ·16 July 2018
Hampton by Hilton has opened 15 new properties, including Hampton Inn by Hilton Petaluma in California; Hampton by Hilton Antwerp Central Station in Belgium; and Hampton Inn by Hilton Monterrey Apodaca in Mexico. The latest openings bolster the brand’s global portfolio of more than 2,345 properties.

Study: Latin American Travelers Take Longer Holidays·Requires Registration ·16 July 2018
A new study commissioned by Expedia Group Media Solutions, the advertising arm of Expedia Group, reveals that Latin American travelers are mindful of their budget when planning a trip, but they prioritize trip activities and unique experiences over price.

Aimbridge, Crescent, and Mandarin Oriental Sign Management Deals·Requires Registration ·16 July 2018
Aimbridge Hospitality, Crescent Hotels & Resorts, and Mandarin Oriental are among the management companies signing deals.

From East to West Coast, Five Hotels Get New Looks·Requires Registration ·16 July 2018
From the West Coast to the East Coast, properties are undergoing or completing renovations to guestrooms and public spaces.

FarmLogix Launches Open Fields Platform for Sustainable Sourcing·Requires Registration ·16 July 2018
FarmLogix has launched Open Fields, a software platform that enables foodservice operations to more easily source and report on sustainable ingredients and purchases.

Management companies are going back to their roots·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
As the management field continues to grow, companies are diversifying and transitioning themselves back to their roots in order to stand out from their competitors. Some are building out portfolios by buying up portfolio transactions, and others are pursuing a new practice in third-party management.

Atlanta Marriott Marquis attracts events virtually·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
Finding the right location for an event isn’t always easy. It requires an investment of both time and money to visit the potential site.

Sustainable fixtures aid LEED certification, cost savings·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
FORT WORTH, TX-Hotel owners and guests alike can agree that safety is always a top priority when staying at a hotel: keeping you and your personal information and belongings out of harm's way. Safety, however, extends far beyond a hotel's security features. Health also plays into the safety component of a guest's stay, which is The post Sustainable fixtures aid LEED certification, cost savings appeared first on Hotel Business.

Extended Stay America's new app aims to engage associates·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
CHARLOTTE, NC-Communication is key for Extended Stay America, and that's the idea behind the recently debuted MyESA app, designed to foster a hotel's relationships with its associates and help them to 'Work here, go further.' Optional for team members, the app blends content sharing along with reward opportunities. According to the company, the sharing component The post Extended Stay America's new app aims to engage associates appeared first on Hotel Business.

New study reveals the dining experience Gen Z really wants·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
Is it time to forget the days of mobile phones at the dinner table? A new study by Y-Pulse called “Understanding Tomorrow’s Tastemakers Today” explores the dining culture, attitudes and behaviors of more than 900 K-12 consumers toward foodservice segments. Y-Pulse surveyed U.S. consumers between the ages of eight to 18 years old and included topics such as their opinions on foodservice venues, social media and food perceptions. The results indicated that food media, peers and the need for community are major influencers of Gen Z’s dining preferences and expectations.

Be 'compromise ready' with an incident response plan·Requires Registration ·15 July 2018
Just like every other industry, hospitality has been the target of data-security attacks. That being said, many entities face the same types of security incidents, so hoteliers still not on board with the basics of preventing incidents may want to take note of how they can become cyber resilient by being “compromise ready.”


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