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About Us


Formerly known as "Valley of The Sun Chapter", the Arizona Chapter of HFTP was chartered in 1991 and provides its members with valuable opportunities for professional and educational development in the vibrant state of Arizona. Retitled in 2019, HFTP Arizona Chapter continues to offer exceptional support to its members and community and is currently the only HFTP chapter

in the state.

HFTP Arizona Chapter Scholarship Award Ceremony
HFTP Arizona Chapter Walk to Save Animals Group Photo
Career Development Infographic
Dedicated to the Future


HFTP Arizona Chapter recognizes that students represent the future of the industry and is dedicated to supporting hospitality curriculums throughout the state. In 2012, the chapter formed a partnership with Scottsdale Community College (SCC), officially committing to annual monetary support for the SCC hospitality curriculum scholarship program. Reaching goals for increased chapter funding and membership participation

will enable us to increase the amount of financial support available to these programs.

Community Involvement


HFTP Arizona Chapter proudly supports our local community and is always looking for ways to give back through volunteer participation in charitable events. Past events include Arizona Animal Welfare League's (AAWL) Walk to Save Animals and helping out at St.Mary's Food Bank.

Professional Development


HFTP Arizona Chapter is committed to providing continuing education to both seasoned hospitality professionals as well as those who are new to the industry. Members of HFTP receive discounts on local, regional, national, and global conferences offered throughout the year including the smaller, more intimate HFTP Annual Convention held in select US locations every fall.

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HFTP - It Means the World to Me


Attendees of the HFTP 2019 Annual Convention speak about the many benefits of membership.

"My participation with HFTP has advanced my career in so many different ways."


"...the knowledge that many of the members have they're willing to so openly share." 


-Michael Levie, CHTP

HFTP In Their Own Words: Education


HFTP Board of Directors Sherry Marek and Michael Levie, CHTP and Past Global President Wendy K. Zurstadt, CHAE+, CPA, CAM talk about the value of the education that HFTP provides its members and how it has benefitted them in their career.

HFTP University of Houston Student Chapter*


HFTP promotional video produced by students of the award-winning HFTP Cougar Chapter.

*HFTP is proud to offer full-time hospitality students a free membership to the association. 

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