HFTP Research Center

Research Centers

HFTP members have FREE access to the HFTP Research Center.


The HFTP Research Center was founded as part of HFTP's initiative to provide the hospitality industry with the highest quality resources and research. All HFTP members have access to the HFTP Research Centers and are encouraged to take advantage of this premiere benefit.

HFTP Americas Research Center

HFTP and the University of Houston have a longstanding association of research centered at the University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA
Executive Director and HFTP Fellow
C.N. Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management
4450 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204-3028
Ph: +1 (713) 743-1839
(866) 572-HFTP

HFTP Asia Research Center

HFTP is now in association with Hong Kong Polytechnic University, forming a truly global hospitality research alliance.

Evita Ma
Executive Director
School of Hotel & Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
17 Science Museum Road
TST East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Ph: +1 (512) 220-4039
Skype: HFTP.Asia

Examples of Routine Research:

  • Providing information and comparisons between various music licensing organizations, and specifics related to the hospitality industry
  • Reporting trends in electronic distribution
  • Comparisons between Global Distribution Systems and direct booking through a hotel’s website
  • Contract essentials – from both sides of the desk
  • Budgeting processes

Research Requests

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Industry Research and Resources

Industry Reports and Research More

GHACP (Common Practices) More

PineappleSearch More

Hotel Transition Checklists

A collection of sample hotel transition checklists, including for Contracts and Leases, Front Office, Food & Beverage, and many more. PDFExcel

HFTP Compensation and Benefits Survey

All HFTP members should review this important and relevant survey that covers compensation, benefits, employee salaries, responsibilities and much more.

Complete 2016 Survey ReportComplete 2014 Survey Report

Compensation and Benefits Infographics

Information based on the 2016 report

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