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Editorial Article 6 December 2002

Audio Interview w/ Tim Harvey, Chief Information Office/Senior Vice President - Hilton Hotels Corporation - Discussing Hilton's Technology Goals for 2003

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Hilton Sr. VP & CIO Tim Harvey gives listeners a glimpse of the future in this streaming audio interview from Memphis, TN. Subjects include technology spending for 2003 (which Hilton is increasing); the continued rollout of their new PMS and the use of wireless - presently and what is yet to come.


Tim Harvey assumed his current position of chief information officer and senior vice president for Hilton Hotels Corporation in December 1999. Tim is keenly focused on providing technology solutions to the Hilton family of brands and their franchisees and owners with superior business solutions to drive greater profits and better access to hotel performance information. Harvey was formerly chief information officer and executive vice president of Promus Hotel Corporation before their acquisition by Hilton Hotels Corporation in December 1999. A 21-year veteran in the hospitality industry, Harvey has held various positions in Information Technology supporting various computer, hotel & marketing business functions. He was a business consultant for Holiday Inns from 1980 to 1984, and served as manager, property management system development for Holiday Corporation 1984 to 1987. In 1987, he became director, human resource & financial systems development for Holiday Corporation and was named senior director, corporate business systems for the Promus Companies in 1990. In 1995, Harvey became vice president and chief information officer of Promus Hotel Corporation. After the merger of Promus Hotel Corporation and Doubletree Hotels in 1998, he became chief information officer and executive vice president. A Mississippi native, Harvey earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi and received his Masters of Business Administration in management from the University of Memphis. Harvey is an active member in various professional organizations including the Hostec/Eurhotec Advisory Board, Delta State University Foundation Board of Directors, and Volunteer Baseball Assistant Coach for Briarcrest Christian School. Past affiliations include the Federal Hospitality Credit Union Supervisory Committee 1994-1997, Chairman of the West Tennessee Junior Achievement Drive 1998, and Chairman for Promus United Way Campaign 1998.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,000 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world's best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton®, Conrad(TM), Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Harrison Conference Centers®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations Company® and Homewood Suites® by Hilton. For more information visit

About ONHTEC -ONHTEC®, a co-production by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals® and Hsyndicate, aims to become the most comprehensive and trendsetting online conference & showcase of hospitality IT & distribution technology available on the web. Starting from October 2002, ONHTEC ® will provide quarterly scheduled online conferences geared around pertinent trends in hospitality technology. ONHTEC ® aims to provide knowledge & know-how to industry professionals at all levels of expertise. For more information visit .

Kevin Heilbronner is the US Editor for, and, providing content for these websites in the form of articles and both audio and video interviews. Based outside of Washington DC, Heilbronner has worked with Hospitality Net to conduct interviews at several hospitality trade shows in the US and Europe over the last year. A familiar voice in Washington, DC, Heilbronner is the stadium announcer for the NBA's Washington Wizards, WNBA's Washington Mystics, WUSA's Washington Freedom and DC United of MLS. He resides in Centreville, VA and can be reached via [email protected]

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