LAS VEGAS, NV. – March 13, 2012 – The Host Users Group is pleased to introduce the 2012 Host Users Group Board of Directors, including several new members. The Host Users Group is distinguished as the only users group within the hospitality technology industry to be run by the users, for the users. Beginning in 1989, HUG formed to assist members in maximizing the utilization of the SMS|Host property management system from PAR Springer-Miller Systems, Inc. The organization serves its members by providing a united forum through which users can share knowledge, create solutions and influence product direction.
Joining the Board of Directors in 2012 are Joe Rembold, Delaware North Companies, and Jeff Winiesdorffer, Chateau Elan Winery and Resort. Lyle Worthington, Horseshoe Bay Resort, returns to the HUG board for a second term. Other board members include Rob Rohrer, The American Club Resort, Melody Jones, Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts, Becky Collins, ARAMARK Parks and Destinations and the 2011 Chair, Matthew Watkins of Red Mountain Spa. Erik Shappy, IT Manager for The Woodstock Inn & Resort serves the board as the 2012 Chair.
The HUG Board of Directors sets the strategic direction for the users group. In addition to the annual conference, the board focuses on enhancing the networking and educational value for all the members. Through a monthly newsletter, webinars, and online forums the HUG Board of Directors extends these opportunities throughout the year.
“I am excited for the opportunity to lead the HUG organization and work with this Board of Directors,” remarked Erik Shappy, 2012 Chair of the SMS|Host Users Group and IT Manager for The Woodstock Inn & Resort. “HUG provides an incredible opportunity for our members to engage in a community based around common interests and experiences working in hospitality.”
2012 Host Users Group Conference will be held November 4-8, 2012 at The American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. In 2012 the conference will expand to include discussions and trainings for users of PAR Springer-Miller’s SpaSoft Spa Management System in addition. More than 70 properties from around the globe are expected to gather for four days of discussion, learning and networking. Look for a complete conference agenda and registration to be available in June of 2012.
About the Host Users Group
The Host Users Group inc. has been formed to assist members in maximizing the utilization of business systems developed and/or provided by PAR Springer-Miller Systems, Inc. The organization serves it’s members by providing a united forum through which users can share knowledge, create solutions and influence product direction. For more information on the Host Users Group visit the web site at www.smshug.org.
About PAR Springer-Miller
Since 1984, PAR Springer-Miller Systems, Inc. has earned its reputation as the experts in the operation and development of guest-centric hospitality technology systems. The company’s pioneering SMS|Host® Hospitality Management System set the standard in guest-centric property management systems. The company also offers SpaSoft®, a dynamic activities management/scheduling software solution, specifically designed to meet the unique needs of resorts, day spas, medi-spas and health clubs. Boasting some of the world’s most exclusive resorts and hotels as customers, the company is now revolutionizing the industry with the ATRIO hospitality technology platform. ATRIO is moving hospitality to The Cloud, a new user experience and to a new business paradigm. Learn more at ATRIO.com.