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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

  • Introducing 'Your HFTP': An Updated Online Interface for HFTP Members

    HFTP is excited to announce the newly updated “Your HFTP” online account portal. “Your HFTP” allows you to successfully manage your HFTP membership online. This refreshed online interface looks and feels just like the HFTP website and (better yet) is mobile-responsive.

Dashing with Chick-fil-A and Toasting Small Business

Modern Restaurant Management·7h
Chick-fil-A Offers Nationwide Delivery with DoorDashChick-fil-A® within a 10-minute radius of a store are now in luck. Starting today, the restaurant company is officially offering delivery from more than 1,100 of its restaurants nationwide as part of a partnership with DoorDash.

Delaware North Expanding Lodging & Dining Options at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite with $25 Million Investment

mycloud HOSPITALITY·13 November 2018
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, an award-winning resort just outside the south gate entrance to Yosemite National Park, is making a $25 million investment to expand the variety of lodging and enhance dining and recreation options for visitors exploring the Yosemite-Sierra region.

5 tips for dealing with a security breach

National Restaurant Association (NRA)·13 November 2018
Data security continues to concern restaurateurs, says Laura Knapp Chadwick, the National Restaurant Association’s director of commerce and entrepreneurship.

Holiday Inspiration: Hotel Irvine's Seasonal Touches

mycloud HOSPITALITY·13 November 2018
Hotel Irvine, a lifestyle and business hotel in Orange County, California, has some unique seasonal offerings in its 24-hour Marketplace that appeal to leisure guests and business travelers alike. The property's Marketplace is a popular destination, and the hotel knows items such as Maple Pecan Lattes and fresh pumpkin bread appeal to its consumers.

How to Find Instagram Content for Your Hotel

The Blue Magnet Blog·13 November 2018
Instagram is one of the most popular social networks worldwide, hosting nearly 200% more monthly active users than Twitter. In fact, as of June 2018, Instagram has reached 1 billion monthly active users, up from 800 million in September 2017. Instagram’s focus on visuals has helped vacation destinations, popular restaurants, and many individuals boost their following and their reach to drive not only engagement, but also increase their revenue.

Five Keys To Making Your Restaurant Opening a Success

Modern Restaurant Management·13 November 2018
In the U.S. alone, there are over one million restaurants, totaling $799 billion in sales each year. And with consumers spending more money than ever dining out, a new restaurant opening is an important addition to any neighborhood.But with new openings happening every week, how can restaurant owners make their business opening stand out from the crowd, and lead them to future success in their market?
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PepsiCo Foodservice Introduces bubly Fountain

Hotel F&B Observer·13 November 2018
As overall demand for water continues to grow, consumers also continue to look for more specialized and personalized hydration options, especially when they are on the go.

AT&T, Emerson Team up, Use IoT to Tackle Food Waste

Hospitality Technology Magazine·13 November 2018
Next week families across the U.S. will sit down with their friends and families to celebrate Thanksgiving. Collectively, those families will also throw away an estimated 200 million pounds of turkey during the holiday, costing $293 million. And that’s just one day.

Two illnesses that annually plague the hospitality and travel industries

eHotelier.com·12 November 2018
With the peak business travel season in full swing, unfortunately so are reported cases of flu and norovirus, two very contagious viruses. Both present a big problem to restaurants and hotels because the symptoms are frequently blamed on food poisoning.

Food and Beverage Fall 2018 Legal Update

Modern Restaurant Management·12 November 2018
Pooja S. Nair, a litigation attorney at TroyGould PC in Los Angeles, compiles recent legal news affecting the restaurant, food and beverage and hospitality industries for Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine.

La Cantera's Sire Bar Rolling Out Exclusive Barrels Of Whiskey

Hotel Online·12 November 2018
Sire Bar has introduced a unique new way to bring the spirit of the King Ranch to La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, a Destination Hotels property, courtesy of tradition-rich Kentucky and Vermont distilleries.

Engineering Seasonal Menus: Maximizing Margins for Thanksgiving

Modern Restaurant Management·12 November 2018
Seasonal menu changes are always a popular move, and give diners the chance to try something new or rediscover a forgotten favorite. Thanksgiving also offers an opportunity to showcase innovative ideas and seasonal ingredients.

Watch Hotel EMC2's Room Service Robots in Action (Video)

Hotel F&B Observer·12 November 2018
Hotel EMC2, an “art- and science-inspired hotel” in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, already had used two concierge robots since opening about a year and a half ago. The hotel would dispatch the bots, named Leo and Cleo, to deliver amenities such as extra towels or a toothbrush to guest rooms.

Bojangles' Sold

Hospitality Technology Magazine·12 November 2018
Bojangles’ Inc. has agreed to be acquired by Durational Capital Management LP and The Jordan Company, L.P. In an all cash transaction, investors will receive $16.10 per share. The acquisition, which has been unanimously approved by Bojangles’ Board of Directors, is subject to stockholder approval and other customary closing conditions.

Taco Bell Receives Innovation Award for Self-Service Technology

Hospitality Technology Magazine·12 November 2018
Elo has recognized Taco Bell Corp. for excellence in design and deployment using Elo’s Android architecture in its kiosks. According to an Elo blog post, the Mexican-inspired restaurant brand is rolling out kiosk ordering capabilities nationwide that feature EloView. The self–order solution seamlessly extends Taco Bell’s mobile customer experience into the physical restaurant and will soon be in 6,000 locations.

Miami River's New Restaurant Row and a New Moe's

Modern Restaurant Management· 9 November 2018
River Landingunveiled plans for a "restaurant row" along the historic Miami River, top photo. The 25,500-square-foot restaurant space on the ground floor can be divided into seven concept restaurants, including fine dining, fast casual, café or bistro, and family-style dining. River Landing Shops & Residences, a mixed-use development rising just west of downtown Miami, will anchor one of the few waterfront restaurant rows in South Florida.

Another Minneapolis Hotel Installs Clear Sky's Beverage Inventory Management Software

Hotel Online· 9 November 2018
Clear Sky Software, Inc. ® announced today that the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America has installed its beverage inventory control system. This Minneapolis hotel, connected to the famous Mall of America, selected Clear Sky Software to help control all beer, liquor and wine inventory.

Foundation honors veterans, offers career assistance

mycloud HOSPITALITY· 9 November 2018
On Veterans Day, we show appreciation for military service men and women – past and present. But, when soldiers leave active duty to return to civilian life, the work of finding rewarding careers begins.

Lasagna al forno: EHL students R&D adapted recipe

EHL Blog· 9 November 2018
During their first semester, EHL students participate in a research and development (R&D) class, where they are asked to revisit a recipe.

The Connection Between Food and Politics: How Diners Vote With Their Plate

Modern Restaurant Management· 9 November 2018
Food and politics is not a combination we often think of when we’re biting into a savory dish that we’ve been craving all day. Whether it’s a mouthwatering al pastor taco, a slice of pizza, or a vegan kale salad, the blatant truth is that you can’t separate politics and social movements from your dining choices.

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Compliance Checklist

Modern Restaurant Management· 9 November 2018
Most companies complain that it feels like walking in a fog to try to sort out FSMA rules, subsequent amendments, exceptions and Federal Registernotices. Additionally, there is always some question about which category is right for each business.

PAR Technology, Monkey Group Form Partnership

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 9 November 2018
ParTech Inc. (PAR), a provider of point-of=sale (POS) and workforce efficiency solutions to the restaurant and retail industries, announced a partnership with Monkey Group, representing MonkeyMedia Software, The Catering Institute and Off Premise Insights. The partnership gives users of PAR’s cloud-based Brink POS solution additional software, training, and data resources to better serve takeout, delivery and catering clients.

Hong Kong for CLOCKENFLAP

mycloud HOSPITALITY· 9 November 2018
Hong Kong’s largest annual music and arts festival, Clockenflap returns for its 11th edition (9 – 11 November) this year with Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong as its official hotel partner.

Hotels Intro F&B Experiences, Leadership

hotelbusiness.com·Requires Registration · 8 November 2018
New food experiences, beverage offerings and leaders are among some of the recent food and beverage happenings around the industry.

Hyatt Place Launches New Brand-Wide Breakfast Menu

Hotel Online· 8 November 2018
Hyatt Place has evolved its breakfast menu again after an extensive 2017 revamp. Guests at U.S. Hyatt Place hotels now have the option to choose from a variety of breakfast offerings that draw from food culture from five regions across the country, including the Atlantic, South, Heartland, Southwest, and West Coast.

Foundation celebrates success of program during Apprenticeship Week

mycloud HOSPITALITY· 8 November 2018
In preparation for its participation this year in the Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week, the National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation confirmed it has more than 1,000 commitments as well as a 97-percent retention rate in its Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship (HSRA).

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