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 GUESTROOM 20X Educates Hospitality Professionals in Hong Kong

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (May 6, 2009) — GUESTROOM 20X travels to Hong Kong this week to educate senior-level professionals on the future of guestroom technology. The special project, produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), showcases the most innovative technologies for the guestroom. HFTP Global President Jules Sieburgh, CHTP, hospitality consultant for O'Neal Consultants, presents a portable presentation of the guestroom during the Technology Forum, co-located with HOFEX 2009 on May 7. HOFEX is May 6-9 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong.

"For the past three years GUESTROOM 20X has traveled around the world educating the hospitality industry on the potential for future guestroom technology," said Sieburgh. "I think conference attendees will find great value in the presentation, which reflects a thorough accumulation of research and feedback the GUESTROOM 20X Task Force has collected since the exhibit was conceived."

The Technology Forum is designed for senior-level professionals in clubs, hotels, resorts and other hospitality-related businesses. It features a mix of panels and individual presentations covering a wide spectrum of hospitality technology issues like IT trends in F&B, going green with technology, planning for NextGEN technologies and more.

GUESTROOM 20X is a futuristic guestroom featuring the latest and near-future technologies for the modern hotel room. The exhibit debuted at the 2006 Hospitality Industry Technology Exhibition and Conference (HITEC®) and has been on display at various trade shows since. After many requests to show GUESTROOM 20X, HFTP created a portable presentation detailing the room’s technologies that can easily travel to the global hospitality community. Technologies in the exhibit include non-traditional types such as lighting, eco-friendly products, fabrics and furniture, as well as traditional technology such as next-generation televisions, telephones and robots. The next version of GUESTROOM 20X debuts at HITEC 2010 in Orlando, Fla.

For more information about GUESTROOM 20X, visit www.guestroom20x.org or contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at guestroom20x@hftp.org, (800) 646-4387 or +1 (512) 249-5333.

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 4,800 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 http://www.hftp.org/.

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Contact:

Katy Walterscheidt | Media/Public Relations Specialist
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
11709 Boulder Ln, Ste 110
Austin, TX USA 78726-1832
Ph: +1 (512) 249-5333 | (800) 646-4387 (US) x27
Fx: +1 (512) 249-1533
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