Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) are pleased to announce two champions of hospitality: Mark G. Haley, CHTP+ and Raman (RP) Rama, B.Com, CHA Emeritus, CHTP+, CHE as the 2021 HFTP inductees into the International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame, each show their expertise in selling hospitality innovation and information and data sharing and accepted for management.
Haley is co-founder and associate at Prism Hospitality Consulting, LLC. Rama is the President and CTO/CIO at Sarona Resorts, Investments and Premier Administration Providers. Each can be honored at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) on September 28, 2021 in Dallas, Texas USA.
The Worldwide Hospitality Technology Corridor of Fame is HFTP’s highest recognition in technology. Since 1989, 49 people have received the award as a reflective image of their contribution to the hospitality business.
Born in Malawi, Rama immigrated to India at the age of 10, where he did his schooling, and later moved to the USA in 1981 where he started his business in hospitality. Working in a variety of positions, Ram explored his area of interest in finance and information.
In his profession, Rama was considered one of the 5 house owners of JHM Resorts, which operated 36 resorts representing manufacturers such as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Wyndham and Alternative Resorts in the United States and India. At JHM Resorts he served as CTO/CIO of Corporate. The five homeowners also started Auro College in Gujarat, India.
Throughout his career, Rama constantly sought information and explored options to help him operate his resorts. This includes upgrading laptop technologies, implementing new accounting software programs, and developing customized software programs that output administration stories for information comparability across the corporate’s resorts.
Now as President and CTO/CIO at Sarona Resorts, Investments and Premier Administration Providers, he has invested in 24 resorts, some hospitality-focused tech companies as well as a wide range of start-ups.
Rama has been closely associated with the industry, serving as HFTP World President from 2012-2013. He was also awarded the HFTP Paragon Award in 2016. Also, Rama is a regular speaker at trade events, most recently at HITEC Dubai in May 2021.
“I am humbled and have no words to express my gratitude for the honor of being included in the famous Corridor of Fame,” Ram said. “I thank all those who have supported my efficient journey within the business over the past 42 years, as well as those who have mentored and guided me and accepted me to their community. With this recognition, I encourage all professionals to take their time by sharing their expertise and data with seekers. Growing collectively is the principle I live by.”
Along with Rama, Mark Haley may also become a member of the famous group Corridor of Fame.
At Prism Hospitality Consulting, Heli provides technology development, market positioning, web advertising, wants evaluation, system choice, RFP development and mission administration; Specialized in customizing enterprise and interconnected use of information, and transfer of enterprise processes to the web.
Headed Haley based and highly contacted Applied Sciences, a consulting agency, before founding Prism in 2001. Prior to this, Haley served at ITT Sheraton for 15 years in various positions in the group at various levels of duty, beginning as a Visitor Service Agent. In his final position at Sheraton, he served as director of asset information, responsible for the alignment of the enterprise and methods of information.
Mark frequently speaks on business opportunities and contributes articles to the stay and dissemination of information publications. Mark also holds a management position in the industry as former chairman of the HFTP New England chapter, former chairman of the AH&LA technology committee, and currently serves on the HITEC North America Advisory Council.
“It is truly a humble recognition to be included in the Worldwide Hospitality Know-How Corridor of Fame,” Haley said. “That being said to play baseball with Jackie Robinson, Kurt Flood, Johnny Bench and Henry Aaron, all fine bowlers who not only excelled and led, but really changed the game. I am the shoppers of Prism, my co-workers. , Business and HFTP to serve as a game-changer. And it is an honor to enter the corridor with RP Rama.”
HITEC Dallas will take place from September 27-30, 2021 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Conference Heart in Dallas, Texas USA. Co-located with HITEC are the HFTP Annual Conference and the HFTP Club Forum.