International Hotel Technology Forum
IHTF would like to thank everyone who joined us in Barcelona on the 1st-3rd April for the 11th Annual International Hotel Technology Forum. The event saw over 600 business meetings take place across 2 days and countless partnerships formed. With over 50 speakers delivering cutting edge insight and an extensive programme of networking activities, 2014 was the biggest and best IHTF to date and we intend to make 2015 even better.
Plans are well underway for IHTF 2015, if you are a hotelier or supplier to the hospitality industry we want to hear from you. Do you have a solution you’d like to demonstrate to our senior c-level delegation? Or, are you a hotelier with a case study to share? Contact us at –
Forum & Awards Director
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2014 saw the introduction of a marketing stream running alongside our technology focused programme. Chaired by David Bowie, from Oxford Brookes University, sessions featured the Senior Director, TripAdvisor; CIO, Mandarin Oriental; Senior Vice President, Kempinski Hotels; Vice President, Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts; Senior Vice President, MICROS; Director of E-Commerce and Revenue, IHG, ...
We are delighted to announce that HOSPA and the International Hotel Technology Forum have agreed to a long term mutual media partnership agreement for IHTF 2014 and beyond.
As the countdown begins to April 1st we are excited to announce that iRiS Software Systems will be providing an impressive new delegate app at this year’s event.
David is an academic and author who, before moving into academia, worked for 15 years in hospitality management and was a hotel marketing consultant for 8 years. He mainly teaches marketing on the Masters programmes at the Oxford School of Hospitality Management and supervises/examines PhD students.
The International Hotel Technology Forum is pleased to announce the 2014 IHTF Advisory Board
Here at IHTF we not only wanted to find out what you felt makes IHTF successful but also what is also gathering pace within the Industry today. Thanks to the insight of some of the industrys most knowledgeable insiders we were able to put together the BIG IHTF Interview.Contributions from; Neil Tolley, Managing Director, Fourteen IP; Guest-Teks Sales Manager Charly Tomkys; iRiS; Knowcross and Eric Roger, Regional Head, FCS Computer Systems.
Hyatt Hotels and Immobiliare Real Estate Development Group have opened the first Hyatt Place Panama City/Downtown in Panama City, Panama.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts has opened Aloft Liverpool, the second Aloft-branded hotel in the UK to expand the brand globally.
KingSett Real Estate Growth LP, InnVest REIT and Ivanhoé Cambridge (realty wing of pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec) have jointly purchased the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in a joint venture worth C$186.5m ($166.53m).
Best Western has signed a management contract for a new hotel in the Genting Highlands of Malaysia to expand its presence in the country.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has secured funding from Colony Capital to build a 1,066-room hotel in Austin, paving the way for construction to begin early next month on the $370m project.
The Georgian House Hotel in central London has introduced Harry Potter-style gothic rooms based on the film franchise.
Past Advisory Board 2014
CEO, E Horner & Associates Pty Ltd
Head of the 2013 Advisory board
CIO, Movenpick Hotels
Director of IT, Europe, Africa & Middle East, Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Corporate Director of IT, Time Hotels
Senior Manager IT Innovation, Nordic Choice Hotels