Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)

HFTP LogoHFTP is the professional non profit association for financial and IT personnel working in hotels, resorts, clubs, casinos, restaurants, and other hospitality-related businesses. The association provides continuing education and networking opportunities thousands of members and stakeholders globally. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the certification for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in 1952 as the National Association of Hospitality Accountants. HFTP owns and produces several global products including the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference, HITEC,, HFTP Club Summit, HFTP Club Forum, and the Uniform System of Accounting for the Lodging Industry (USALI). HFTP has offices in Austin, Texas, USA, Hong Kong, SAR,, and Dubai, U.A.E.
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Get into the blue ocean

By Frank Wolfe

What makes your hotel stand out? The secret to success in today’s complex hospitality industry lies in the answer to that question, writes HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe. Many times it seems that the only thing that distinguishes one property from another is the sign on the front of the building.

Her future will be tougher than my past

By Carson Booth

We humans have always dealt with new technologies, and for the most part, we have welcomed them because they have made our lives easier, better, longer, healthier, more enjoyable…. But 17 years into 21st century, the sheer pace of technological change is absolutely dizzying – and only likely to accelerate even more, causing disruptions and upheavals in every part of our lives.


HFTP Presents “Best of HFTP” with Co-Located Events in October 2020, Including HITEC San Antonio, HFTP Annual Convention, Club Forum and Entrepreneur 20X

In response to the guidance for slowing the spread of Covid-19, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) restructured its 2020 event calendar, moving early 2020 events to the second half of the year, and co-locating them for one eventful week.

Product Feature - a hospitality industry search engine

The hospitality industry has a new, valuable resource in the just launched Produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), and powered by hsyndicate, the site is an aggregated content destination that focuses on news, articles and reports of primary interest to the hospitality industry, with priority placed on information-based results.


Join HFTP Global's LinkedIn Group to Continue the Conversation Online

When you are an HFTP member, you instantly become part of a global network that includes thousands of your fellow hospitality financial and technology professionals. Do you want to know how other people in the industry are doing things? Do you have a question that would best be answered by a fellow club controller or hotel CIO? Reach out to them through HFTP’s LinkedIn Group, which currently has about 10,700 participants to date.


Fergus Boyd

Hospitality Consultant

Neil Foster

Hospitality Technology Executive & HFTP Global Secretary

Frank Wolfe

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at HFTP

Lyle Worthington

Technology Executive and Consultant & Past President of HFTP Global

Alvaro Hidalgo

Managing Director, FIRST LOGIC Consulting - Chair HFTP´s GDPR Task Force

Tanya Venegas

Executive director and HFTP Fellow at the HFTP Research Institute