26 October 2018

HFTP and IHG Owners Association Sign Partnership Agreement

Two hospitality organizations to work together and provide resources for members to excel professionally

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) Owners Association recently signed a partnership agreement that will closely connect the two groups in building on the professional development opportunities for IHG Owners Association members, as well as expanding the scope of each other's resources.

"HFTP and IHG Owners Association are both dedicated to promoting hospitality education in a way that will help shape the future of our ever-evolving industry," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. "The collaboration that comes with this partnership will support the success of both organizations through exchanging ideas and best practices."

The two organizations are member-based associations which benefit from their networks' extensive knowledge base to develop and present educational opportunities, best practices and other resources. Through this agreement as allied partners, IHG Owners Association members will be able to draw from HFTP educational programs and resources to expand their member benefits.

"This new partnership will provide the IHG Owners Association with greater educational resources for our members, and incremental access to new opportunities in the area of hospitality finance and technology. We are looking forward to both organizations taking full advantage of this partnership, and HFTP coming on board as an allied member of the association," says Don Berg, IHG Owners Association CEO.

About IHG Owners Association
The IHG Owners Association, originally established by Holiday Inn® founder Kemmons Wilson in 1955, was the first association of its kind in the hotel industry. It currently represents the interests of 4,500 owners and operators of more than 3,600 InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG®) properties in the United States, Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, Greater China, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the Middle East. The Association is a voice for its members and plays an integral role in communicating with IHG leadership on issues related to franchised hotel operations. The IHG family of brands includes Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels and Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN Hotels®, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels and Resorts, voco™, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, avid® hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. For additional information, visit www.owners.org.

About HFTP

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, the Netherlands and Dubai. 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.

Eliza Selig

Director of Communications
Portland, OR United States
Phone: +1 (512) 220-4026
eliza.selig@hftp.org