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      • Congratulations to the 2014 HTMP International Competition Overall Winners! Monta Vista High School, California. 

      • 2013 HTMP International Competition WINNERS - Monta Vista High School, California with Anthony Melchiorri of Hotel Impossible during their trip to New York for the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show.

    • 2014 HTMP International Competition

      Each year the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) hosts high school students from around the world who come to Orlando, Florida to showcase their skills in a 2-day competition that challenges participants with events based on real-world job scenarios in the hospitality industry. The Hospitality Tourism and Management (HTMP) international competition provides opportunities for students and instructors alike to network with representatives from colleges, hotels, and hospitality associations.

      Students compete for scholarship dollars from leading hospitality universities and the ultimate prize - a trip to New York City for the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Fall Conference and International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHMRS) where they will rub elbows with some of the most important leaders in our industry.

      During the HTMP competition, teams of students display their proficiency while competing in three contests:

      Hotel Operations: Students apply their knowledge in a three-part challenge: room inspection, in which students have 10 minutes to find 10 housekeeping cleaning errors in a typical guestroom using an executive housekeeping checklist; night audit, in which teams perform financial calculations and manually post front desk accounting information; and case studies in food and beverage, guest service and sales and marketing, in which students have 20 minutes to prepare solutions to case study scenarios.

      The Hospitality Project: Teams demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities in event planning. They are given a scenario that includes budget parameters, proposal design, banquet event order, menu, and floor plan.

      The Knowledge Bowl: Teams demonstrate their knowledge through a multi-round, question-and-answer quiz.

      High School Hospitality International Competition

      Thank you to our event sponsors!

      2014 HTMP Sponsors

      The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, a nonprofit  subsidiary of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, will  offer a number of sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 High School  International Competition. Our charitable-giving affiliate, the  American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation, funds the Competition,  which was designed to introduce students to the many opportunities  available in the hospitality industry and to help guide them on  a career path.

      Established in 2004, the High School International Competition showcases the knowledge and skills of high school hospitality students competing for scholarships to leading college and university hospitality programs.

      Click here for sponsoring and marketing opportunities for the 2014 competition.


      The 2014 annual HTMP International Competition is set for April 9-12, 2014, in Orlando, Florida.

      Host Hotel and Event Venue

      Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa
      in the Walt Disney World® Resort


        Subject to change at the discretion of the Educational Institute

      Wednesday, April 9

      Competition Registration 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
      Welcome Lunch, Orientation & Team Building Exercise1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
      Hospitality Project: Preparation2:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
      Dinner: Students and Adults 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
      Downtown Disney® (Free time*)7:30 p.m.

      Thursday, April 10

      Student Breakfast8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
      Judges Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
      Hospitality Projects: Presentations 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
      Hotel Operations: Hotel Accounting (Group A) 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
      Hotel Operations: Hotel Accounting (Group B) 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
      Hotel Operations: Hotel Accounting (Group C) 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
      Hotel Operations: Room Inspections 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
      Hotel Operations: Room Inspections 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
      Back of the House Tour 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
      Student Dinner 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
      Adult Dinner (Judges, Instructors, Sponsors, State Directors) 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

      Friday, April 11

      Student Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m
      Judges Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

      Hotel Operations: Case Studies

      Sales & Marketing
      Guest Service
      Food & Beverage

      8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
      Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
      Knowledge Bowl 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
      Awards Ceremony & Dinner 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
      Pool Party 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

      Saturday, April 12

      Walt Disney World® Resort - Day of Fun 
      Competition Attire: Students are required to be in business attire throughout the phases of the competition. Students may wear casual clothes during the Hospitality Project prep time. 
      **All Events are Mandatory for Students and Teachers – Including Meals.**

      Teams Participating in the 2014 HTMP International Competition

      Grand Bahama Island - Jack Hayward High School, Teacher:  Galey Williams

      Bahamas New Providence Island - Anatol Rodgers High School, Teacher:  Janelle Cambridge

      California - Monta Vista High School, Teacher:  Carl Schmidt

      Florida - Mid Florida Tech, Teacher:  Pat Novalis

      Hawaii - Waipahu High School, Teacher:  Todd  Nakayama

      Idaho - Lakeland High School, Teacher:  Teira  Youngdell

      New Hampshire - White Mountain Regional High School, Teacher:  Keven James

      Ohio - Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus, Teacher:  Deb Moy

      Oklahoma - Indian Capital Technology Center, Teacher:  Ann Heard, CHI

      Texas - Bryon Nelson High School, Teacher:  Stephen DeShazo

      Washington, DC - Hospitality High School, Teacher:  Tiescheka Stuart

      Wyoming - Triumph High School, Teacher:  Dr.  Michelle Aldrich

      For more information about Hospitality High School Programs, please contact:

      Shelly Weir, Vice President Domestic Sales | sweir@ahla.com | +1.407.999.8166+1.407.999.8166
      Desiree Roberts, Sales Coordinator | droberts@ahla.com | +1.407.999.8127+1.407.999.8127