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  • New Global Directors Join the 2018-2019 HFTP Board

    The HFTP 2018-2019 Global Board of Directors was installed during the association's 2018 Annual Convention and introduces new directors Toni Bau, Carson Booth, CHTP and Mark Fancourt. These extensive director profiles give insight into the distinguished professions and personal goals of HFTP's newest association leaders.

  • 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.

London Design Week unveils conference highlights

sleeper Magazine· 6 February 2019
London Design Week has unveiled highlights from this year’s Conversations in Design series, a carefully curated programme of talks and panel discussions with insights from influential figures and rising stars.

The Biltmore joins Hilton's new LXR Collection

sleeper Magazine·14 January 2019
The Biltmore, Mayfair is set to open as LXR Hotels & Resorts first UK property, following an agreement between Hilton and Millennium & Copthorne Hotels. The luxury hotel, situated in the heart of Mayfair on Grosvenor Square, will open in spring 2019 and marks the new brand's European debut.

Table returns to Top Drawer at Olympia London

sleeper Magazine·13 November 2018
Table, the luxury tableware presentation for the global hospitality industry, returns to Top Drawer from 13th-15th January. Building on a successful launch in 2018, Table moves into the Modern Home hall at Olympia London for its 2019 edition, bringing together specialist manufacturers and designers with buyers seeking to explore the latest in design-led tableware.

Axor partners with Design Hotels

sleeper Magazine·29 October 2018
Axor, the design brand of Hansgrohe Group, has announced an official partnership with Design Hotels that allows member properties of the Design Hotels community to take advantage of recommendations on bathroom design provided by their marketing platform.

Formby Hall details multimillion redevelopment plan

sleeper Magazine·26 October 2018
Following news of its successful planning application, Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa has revealed details of a multimillion pound redevelopment set to include 43 new en-suite guestrooms and a further 20 as part of a conversion of the current spa and leisure building.

Groupe GM collaborates with Courreges

sleeper Magazine·22 October 2018
Groupe GM has collaborated with French fashion house Courrèges to create an exclusive line of luxury amenities that add to its signature ranges.

Bette unveils plans for Sleep + Eat

sleeper Magazine·15 October 2018
German bathroom manufacturer Bette will exhibit its glazed titanium-steel baths, shower floors and washbasins at Sleep + Eat. The company will also be giving live demonstrations on the durability of its products, which are finished in BetteGlaze – a glass-like surface that is harder than marble, plastic and epoxy granite, and is non-porous, scratch-resistant and easy to clean.

Axor to release shower range

sleeper Magazine·15 October 2018
Axor has revealed plans to launch a debut shower range in January, continuing the brand’s legacy of design and innovation with distinctive shapes and a new nozzle function.

Hot.E returns to Hilton London Bankside

sleeper Magazine·15 October 2018
The Hotel Investment Conference Europe (Hot.E) 2018 returned to Hilton London Bankside on 26-27 September, attracting delegates from nearly thirty countries to explore topics ranging from current state of affairs to different investment opportunities around the region.

Radical Innovation Award announces 2018 winners

sleeper Magazine· 5 October 2018
The 12th annual Radical innovation Award has announced its winning concepts at a ceremony at the New Museum, New York City. Welcoming nearly 200 guests, the programme saw four hospitality concepts presented live on stage from three finalists— Aquaponic Experience Hotel, Autonomous Travel Suite, and Le Colline Incantate—in addition to this year’s student winner, Room Extension Solution (RES). Finalists were chosen from more than 50 international entries based on the creativity and feasibility of their proposal.

REVIEW: The Middle House

sleeper Magazine· 4 October 2018
Shanghai’s current hotel boom continued this spring with the opening of Piero Lissoni’s The Middle House. The two towers it occupies form part of a Swire co-owned development that includes office blocks, a shopping mall, the world’s largest Starbucks and the city’s new Sukhothai hotel. Wong & Ouyang Architects designed the masterplan and footprint of the whole complex, while Lissoni Associati was in full charge of the hotel’s design; there was no competition – Swire commissioning on the strength of his studio’s previous hotel work.

Kohler hosts London Design Forum

sleeper Magazine· 3 October 2018
Kohler hosted the London edition of its Design Forum series at the Jerwood Hall during London Design Festival, providing a platform for the architecture and design industries to discuss what is shaping the future of the capital's industry under a unifying theme of All Things Connected. The forum consisted of insightful presentations, discussions and panels by industry ...

Republic of Fritz Hansen presents Plenum

sleeper Magazine· 1 October 2018
Republic of Fritz Hansen has launched Plenum, a furniture range that pays homage to the change in modern work practices. Designed by Jaime Hayon, the new high-back sofa system, the series consists of a one, two and three-seater sofa with features such as power plugs, USB ports and mounted or separate tables.

Sergey Makhno Architects introduces Tartufi lamp

sleeper Magazine·19 September 2018
Kiev-based design studio Sergey Makhno Architects has introduced the Tartufi lamp, a lighting piece combining ceramic, painted wood and steel within a distinctive profile.

Stellar Works launches Arc sofa

sleeper Magazine·14 September 2018
Stellar Works has launched Arc, a sofa characterised by a soft silhouette with embracing curves and intricate upholstery details.

Anglepoise reinterprets its Model 90 light

sleeper Magazine·12 September 2018
British lighting brand Anglepoise has launched 90 Mini Mini, the latest interpretation of its 1970s-era Model 90 light, which features all the functionality of its classic predecessor wrapped up in a compact form.

Sleeper to host talk at Focus/18

sleeper Magazine·11 September 2018
Following the launch of its new magazine Starboard, Sleeper Editor Catherine Martin is set to host a panel session on the challenges and opportunities of designing hotels on water at Focus/18. Forming part of the event’s Conversations in Design series, the debate will examine what seafaring vessels can learn from their static, landlocked counterparts with Andy Yuill, Director of SMC Design; Ariane Steinbeck, Managing Director of RPW Design; and Emma Masters, Associate, Richmond International.

Jean-Philippe Nuel announces New york studio

sleeper Magazine·10 September 2018
French architect Jean-Philippe Nuel has announced the opening of a Studio Jean-Philippe Nuel office in New York. Having created his first studio in Paris 20 years ago, the designer – a luxury hotel specialist with projects including Le 5 Codet, Le Grand Hôtel Dieu and Molitor – now brings his practice to New York with help from interior designer and project manager Sandy Despres, who brings both a local and wider North American market knowledge to proceedings.

Altro releases Bauhaus-inspired wall and floor systems

sleeper Magazine·10 September 2018
Interior surface specialist Altro has introduced a series of new ranges to its floors, doors and walls package. Delivering contemporary aesthetics and durability, the Altro Ensemble modular flooring system and Altro Whiterock wall sheet offer a flexible design solution.

iStar unveils designs for Asbury Park complex

sleeper Magazine·30 August 2018
Real estate firm iStar has unveiled designs for Asbury Ocean Club Surfside Resort & Residences, a 17-storey oceanfront tower on the Jersey Coast set to open in 2019.

Australian architect Kerry Hill dead at 75

sleeper Magazine·28 August 2018
Australian architect Kerry Hill, the designer behind some of Asia’s most notable resorts and the inaugural recipient of AHEAD Asia’s Outstanding Contribution award, has passed away aged 75.

Darc Room moves to Shoreditch

sleeper Magazine·17 August 2018
Following the success of the inaugural event last year, Darc Room will now be held in the heart of London’s design district, Shoreditch, during London Design Festival 2018.

Mater presents Rocker series

sleeper Magazine·16 August 2018
Designed by Shawn Place for Danish furniture brand Mater, Rocker draws inspiration from West Coast indigenous art. When viewed side-on, the rocking chair’s soft silhouette shows the two lines that make up its form – travelling together but never parallel.

Decca collaborates with Bert Frank for The London Collection

sleeper Magazine·15 August 2018
Decca has announced The London Collection, an 18-piece furniture range including casegoods and upholstered seating. Designed by Robbie Llewellyn of Bert Frank and crafted from materials including rosewood and dark ash, the collection will be formally introduced at Decorex 2018.

Designjunction details 2018 programming

sleeper Magazine·14 August 2018
Designjunction has unveiled details of this year’s programme, which is set to present hundreds of product launches, pop-up shops and bespoke installations at London’s South Bank in September, as well as hosting a series of exhibitions and a curated talks programme.

Decorex unveils entrance designers

sleeper Magazine·14 August 2018
Decorex has announced that this year’s main entrance will be created by four British interior designers, who will each explore the show’s central theme of ‘Blank Canvas’.


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