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Jonathan Tisch, Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels, 
to Speak at HITEC's  2007 Opening General Session 
AUSTIN, TEXAS (February 21, 2007) - Attendee Registration for the 35th Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) is now available at HITEC.org. HITEC 2007 is scheduled for June 25-28 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. HITEC is the world's largest hospitality technology exposition and conference, and in 2007 will feature the brand new Club Technology Pavilion and GUESTROOM 2010, which is returning to HITEC for a second run. The event will also have companies displaying the latest hospitality technology products and services geared to the hospitality industry. 

"Due to its technology focus, age and the industry experts involved in planning, HITEC has gained a reputation as the once-a-year hospitality technology event," said Brenda Burke, the HITEC Advisory Council Chair and director of technology for Hilton Hotels Corp. "Companies who have a product or service to offer this industry make sure to have room on the exhibit hall floor, because their target customer will be there those three days in June."

HITEC also offers an exceptional education conference with presentations by experts representing all segments of the industry. In 2007 the Opening General Session will be presented by Jonathan Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels. Tisch will focus on topics from his two books, "The Power of We: Succeeding Through Partnerships" and his soon-to-be-released, "Chocolates on the Pillow Aren't Enough: Rethinking the Customer Experience." All attendees to the Opening General Session will receive a complimentary copy of Chocolates on the Pillow Aren't Enough.

The new Club Technology Pavilion will be a special area in the exhibit hall with hands-on displays of the latest in emerging club technology. The pavilion will feature club specific products.

Also, back by popular demand, is GUESTROOM 2010, a model guestroom featuring some of the latest and near-future technologies for the modern hotel room. The exhibit debuted at HITEC 2006, and was also on display at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show in New York this past November. 

HITEC.org provides complete information about all conference and exhibition events, making it convenient for attendees to plan out their time at HITEC. Attendee registration is now available on the web site through June 8. Registrations made through the web site will get an immediate acknowledgement via e-mail. Exhibitor registration will open in March.

Online room reservations for the official HITEC hotels can conveniently be made through the web site, including reservations for the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Rosen Centre Hotel, Rosen Plaza Hotel, The Peabody Orlando and the Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld. Also found on the site is a full conference schedule with descriptions for all the education sessions, a list of exhibitors, a map of the exhibit hall and the most current exhibitor news.

For more information about attending HITEC, send inquiries to attendee@hftp.org, call (800) 646-4387 or 001 (512) 249-5333. For information about exhibiting at HITEC, send inquiries to exhibit@hftp.org

HFTP, Austin, Texas, USA and Maastricht, The Netherlands, founded in 1952, is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses. HFTP provides first class educational opportunities, research, and publications to more than 4,600 members globally including, the premiere hospitality technology conference HITEC--founded in 1972. HFTP also awards the only hospitality specific certifications for accounting and technology ---the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. For more information visit www.hftp.org

Contact:

Katy Walterscheidt
Communications Specialist
Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals
11709 Boulder Lane, Ste. 110
Austin, TX 78726-1832
Phone: 001 (512) 249-5333 (Extension 27)
Fax: 001 (512) 249-1533
www.hftp.org

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Also See: HITEC 2006 Held in Minneapolis Draws 4,700 Attendees; HITEC 2007 Set for Orlando, Florida on June 25-28, 2007 / June 2006

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