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Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) established in 1952, is an international, nonprofit association, headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, with offices in Hong Kong, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segments of the hospitality industry with members and stakeholders spanning across the globe. HFTP uniquely understands the industry's pressing issues and assists its stakeholders in finding solutions to their challenges more efficiently than any organization. It does this via its expert networks, research, certification programs, information resources and conferences/events such as HITEC. HFTP also owns the world's only hospitality-specific search engine, PineappleSearch.com. For more information about HFTP, email membership@hftp.org or download the HFTP/HITEC media kit via the HFTP website. Read industry updates on the suite of HFTP hospitality news sites: HITEC Bytes, Club Bytes, Finance Bytes and HFTP News.

HFTP Leadership

HFTP’s outstanding and experienced leaders are dedicated to member services and industry success. Meet the innovative individuals behind HFTP, and learn how you can get involved, participate on a committee, and become an industry leader. More

Awards

HFTP awards recognize member achievement both internationally and at the local chapter level. Meet past honorees who have raised the bar for finance and technology professionals in the industry. More

Allied Organizations

HFTP partners with industry organizations to provide comprehensive programs for members by collaborating on conferences, scholarships, and research to support common hospitality industry educational goals and deliver increased member value. More

FAQs

You asked – now HFTP answers the most Frequently Asked Questions. More

Learn More

Download HFTP’s Strategic Plan and understand how HFTP provides unique resources necessary for success. To learn more about the governance of the organization, read the HFTP Bylaws.

HFTP Annual Business Meeting

The HFTP Annual Business meeting takes place in October at Annual Convention. Below is a video recording of the 2016 meeting. 

HFTP History

Founded in 1952, HFTP has a rich history of member-driven service. See how HFTP has grown to represent both finance and technology professionals in today’s hospitality industry.

Origins

HFTP’s roots stem from a number of state-centered accountant associations who thought it would be beneficial if they created a national network. Through the support of both the Texas Hotel Accountants Association and the Hotel Accountants of New York, the formal organization of the National Association of Hotel Accountants was formed on October 26, 1952 in New York City at the Hotel Lexington. Today HFTP has over 5,300 members. In order to better reflect the association’s changing member demographics, the association has been known under four different names.

Name Changes

Our association was originally incorporated as The National Association of Hotel Accountants (NAHA). In order to better reflect the association’s changing member demographics, the association has been known under four different names:

  • The National Association of Hotel Accountants (NAHA)
  • The National Association of Hotel-Motel Accountants (NAHMA)
  • The International Association of Hospitality Accountants (IAHA)
  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)

Annual Meeting of the National Association of Hotel Accountants in New York on November 9, 1954: (seated, l to r) J.A. Harrison, Irene Mahood, Gertrude Shiff, Joseph Dacey, Lawrence Purjet, Jerry Prime, Kay Goodwill, and George Boyd; (standing, l to r) John Lesure, Scott Hardy, Louis Mintzer Jr., T.V. Hunt, John Hurt, Thomas Martin, James DeMarais, Dean Scott, Charles Fitzsimmons, W.J. Forster, Catharine Walling, J.P. McSheffrey, Sidney Gespass and Salvatore Liguori