HFTP to Provide a Hospitality Technology Overview at IH/M&RS, GUESTROOM 2010 to be Featured

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 09.01.06
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) will provide a visual and educational overview of the latest in hospitality technology at the upcoming International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show® (IH/M&RS).

On display in the tradeshow will be HFTP's GUESTROOM 2010, a hands-on, model hotel room featuring the latest and near-future in-room technology. In addition, the association is producing three hospitality technology educational sessions that will cover the hottest industry topics. IH/M&RS will be held November 11-14, 2006, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

"HFTP is the industry's resource on hospitality technology," said Frank Wolfe, CAE, HFTP executive vice president and CEO. "In this capacity, the association thought it would be valuable to present an interactive display of cutting-edge technology, as well as a variety of educational sessions. Together they give IH/M&RS attendees the opportunity to see a full picture of the industry's latest technology developments."

GUESTROOM 2010 will feature a number of different technologies that were discovered following a worldwide, comprehensive search of existing, cutting-edge and future guestroom innovations. Technologies include extreme innovations such as high-definition artwork that changes to match a guests' mood, to the more practical self-cleaning shower. It will be on display for the second time, having received an overwhelming response at the 2006 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) this past June, where it made its debut.

"Guestroom 2010 will generate a great deal of buzz on the show floor, as attendees discover the extraordinary new technologies that are right around the corner," said Christian Falkenberg, the IH/M&RS show manager. "Educating industry professionals about the latest products and resources continues to be our objective for the IH/M&RS, and Guestroom 2010 will help this effort in a very intriguing way."

GUESTROOM 2010 will be set up at IH/MR&S in Booth 4062 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, November 12, through Monday, November 13, and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14. HFTP will again display GUESTROOM 2010 at the HITEC 2007, June 25-28 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

HFTP is also producing three hospitality technology sessions for the IH/M&RS education conference. These sessions will cover the hotel industry's hottest technology topics, and each will be presented by expert panels. The three sessions include:
  • What to Look for When Purchasing "Guest Experience" Systems?; Saturday, November 11, 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
  • HDTV-IPTV: What General Managers Need to Know!; Sunday, November 12, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Has Arrived!; Sunday, November 12, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

The 91st annual International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show will feature a full-day of conference and networking activities on Saturday, November 11, and three full days of exhibits from Sunday, November 12, through Tuesday, November 14. The market presents some 1,400 hospitality industry suppliers and attracts approximately 35,000 in total trade attendance.

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