HFTP Announces the 2016 CHTP of the Year

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 04.12.16
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) will honor Eduardo A. Garcia, CHTP as the 2016 CHTP (Certified Hospitality Technology Professional) of the Year at HITEC 2016.

The CHTP of the Year award honors the individual that scored the highest on the CHTP certification exam within a given year. HITEC 2016 will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, June 20-23, 2016 in New Orleans, La.

Garcia began his professional career as an IT assistant manager at Conrad Hilton in Cancun, Mexico where he was quickly promoted. In 2003, Garcia joined his current company Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. In 2011, Garcia decided he wanted to continue his education and enrolled as a full-time student at Minzu University in Beijing, China where he spent three semesters studying the Chinese language. He returned to Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort last year.

Current IT professionals employed at Rosewood Hotel Group are now required to obtain their CHTP designation. Rosewood Hotel Group is the first group certification HFTP has coordinated, and has been a success from the get-go. Garcia successfully embraced the company’s initiative to obtain the most prestigious certification for IT professionals in the hospitality industry. He says his involvement in the hospitality industry has been a life changing experience as he is able to see the direct impact his involvement has on the satisfaction of guests and clients.

“I am honored to have been selected for this prestigious award,” said Garcia. “Being recognized by my colleagues in the industry encourages me to continue my professional life following the high technical standards and ethical values which are at the very core of HFTP organization.”

Developed jointly by HFTP and the Educational Institute (EI) of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA), the CHTP designation is the ultimate achievement in hospitality information technology by showing a dedication to both the hospitality and technology industries. The CHTP exam was first given in 1994 at HITEC in Dallas, Texas. Since then, more than 400 professionals have earned the CHTP designation around the world. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE).

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