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 Micheal Levie, CEO of New Start-up Hotel Chain Onestarisborn, Will Present
a Session Exploring Hotel Technology Needs at the European Hospitality
Technology Education Conference - February 19, 2007 in Amsterdam
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AUSTIN, TEXAS (January 31, 2007) - Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP) announced that Michael Levie, CEO of Onestarisborn (OSIB) will give the Opening Session Presentation at the European Hospitality Technology Education Conference (EHTEC) on February 19, 2007 at the Hilton Amsterdam in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Michael Levie's general session "What Individual Hotel Operators and CEOs Expect in Terms of I.T., Now and In The Future" will explore the territory of hotel technology needs from a hardware and software point of view and detect some trends.  Levie's session will also launch dialogue to work towards a future where hotel technology becomes part of the hotelier's vocabulary.

"Mr. Levie is a valuable addition to the education program at EHTEC," said Frank Wolfe, CAE, HFTP CEO and executive vice president.  "He has a strong understanding of current hospitality technology and the industry's prevailing trends."

Levie is the owner of OSIB Financial Holding B.V., which is partner in a new start-up hotel chain Onestarisborn. The hotels will introduce an innovative lifestyle hotel concept that utilizes space, service and facilities for the price conscious business and leisure traveler.  OSIB is planning a rapid expansion in Europe, starting with two hotel openings in Amsterdam during 2007, including a 220-room hotel at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Levie's international hospitality experience includes assisting in the opening of the SynXis European office and technology positions at various hotel chains, including Sonesta International Hotels Corporation and NH Hotels. 

EHTEC, being held February 18 - 20, will be an intimate gathering of the EU's top hospitality professionals and will offer European hospitality professionals a first-rate educational program.  Attendees will discuss the most pressing challenges facing hospitality technology in Europe.

For more information about EHTEC, go to www.ehtec.eu. Contact Irma Sutherland, HFTP meetings and events manager, at Irma.Sutherland@hftp.org or by phone: U.S. - (800) 646-4387 or 001 (512) 249-5333 ext. 24.; Europe - 44 808 234 6808 or 0808 234 6808 (toll free within the UK).

HFTP 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 to more than 4,600 members globally including, the premiere hospitality technology conference HITEC. HFTP also awards the certification for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in 1952.

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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: HFTP Appoints Advisory Council for the First European Hospitality Technology Education Conference / October 2006
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