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GUESTROOM 20X Seeks Innovative Hotel Technologies

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February 14, 2012

GUESTROOM 20X Seeks Innovative Hotel Technologies

By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor


For its 2012 version of GUESTROOM 20X, HFTP is searching for the latest and near-future technologies, the company has announced. Looking for the industry's most innovative technologies, HFTP is conducting a comprehensive global search.

Apart from user-friendly technologies like mobile applications and green technologies like energy-saving devices, potential technologies include, but are not limited to, traditional technologies like next-generation televisions, non-traditional technologies like bathroom fixtures, the company stated in a press release.

“One of the greatest successes of GUESTROOM 20X is that it has opened dialogue amongst industry professionals on technologies in guestrooms," said Frank Wolfe, CAE and CEO of HFTP. "Technologies in the consumer world are updated at a rapid rate, so GUESTROOM 20X gives the industry a glimpse into how hotels might integrate these cutting-edge products in a seamless way that also elevates the guest experience. And that is an advantage that hospitality professionals do not want to miss.”

Featuring the latest and near-future technologies for the modern hotel room, GUESTROOM 20X is a futuristic guestroom. HFTP produces a new version of the special exhibit every other year. Being on display at various trade shows, it debuted at HITEC 2006.

Showcasing the latest in golf course technologies, HFTP has also created a spin-off called Golf 20X. Hospitality technology suppliers, consumer technology companies, inventors and others who have a technology product that should be considered for display must apply by Thursday, March 1, the company has stated.

In July 2011, the company launched an online practice exam for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and is currently working on an online practice exam for the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP). The CHAE Practice Exam is an actual sampling of questions taken from the CHAE Examination that have been rewritten for examination preparation. The practice exam includes U.S. and Canadian versions with select questions from each section of the exam, for a total of 25 questions.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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