Hotel Management Software Company Announces 2011 Scholarship Recipient

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Co-founder of hotel management software company Frontdesk Anywhere presents scholarship to Collins College of Hospitality, Cal Poly Pomona student.

We are delighted to be supporting the next generation of hospitality leaders.

The 2011 Frontdesk Anywhere Inc. CLIA Academic Scholarship Award today was presented to Cal Poly Pomona student Christopher Delfs. The $1500.00 academic excellence scholarship was awarded to Delfs by Thomas Lyle, co-founder of the hotel management software company Frontdesk Anywhere, at the 65th Anniversary California Lodging Industry Anniversary Awards Dinner. The CLIA Academic Scholarship Award was developed to recognize students’ academic and extracurricular excellence while studying hospitality or a related major.

Delfs, a senior at Collins College of Hospitality at Cal Poly Pomona, was selected from many qualified scholarship applicants based on his academic excellence, extracurricular activities and involvement in the hospitality industry. Delfs belongs to a number of national and international academic honor societies and has interned for Marriott International. Delfs was unable to attend the award ceremony held in Concord, Calif. but did send a thank you video that was shown as part of his acceptance.

“We are delighted to announce Christopher as the recipient of this award amongst the many qualified candidates because of his many academic accomplishments,” said Thomas Lyle.

Frontdesk Anywhere is dedicated to not only providing better systems for current hotel, motel and independent operators but also for supporting the next generation of hospitality leaders. The hotel management software company supports instructors and institutions with hotel management software accounts for educational purposes as well as supporting students directly via scholarships and other means.

Frontdesk Anywhere provides Web-based hotel management software that enables small- to mid-sized hotels and hotel groups to better manage sales and guest interaction processes. The constantly evolving platform is in high demand and continues to grow, with over 50 new properties signing up each month. A key component of its success has been in its innovative approach to hotel industry development. Its cloud-computing platform allows hotel teams to focus more on guests rather than their IT needs which, while important, is only a supporting element to their core business. Frontdesk Anywhere is an associate member of the California Lodging Industry Association.

The Californian Lodging Industry Association is celebrating its 65th anniversary, 1946 - 2011. This is a milestone event for the 1,020 member strong statewide association that includes: 714 lodging properties, 124 associate members, and hundreds of education, tourism, restaurant, professionals and vacation rental properties.

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Frontdesk Anywhere Inc is a leading provider of innovative hotel management software for independent properties. To date, over 50,000 hotel guests have had their stay managed with Frontdesk Anywhere – from the initial online booking process through arrival, onsite operations and checkout. The company is focused on converging processes traditionally performed by separate systems into a single all-in-one productivity application. All modules are seamlessly integrated within the application and accessible from any computer and most mobile devices. The company is a privately held corporation based in San Francisco, California.

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