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Hilton University of Houston Receives $30.4 Million Bond for Renovation and Expansion of Teaching Hotel

March 25, 2019

HOUSTON – March 25, 2019 – A $30.4 million project to expand and renovate the Hilton University of Houston, the teaching hotel for students at UH's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, has been approved by the University of Houston System Board of Regents. The project is financed through a revenue bond issued by the UH System, which will be repaid with additional revenue generated by the hotel. Preliminary design plans include the addition of a five-story tower consisting of 71 guest rooms above the south wing, increasing the hotel's total number of rooms to 151. Six suites on the second floor will be...

Airbnb and Revenue Management: Hotels Still Maintain Upper Hand

University of Houston | February 26, 2018

by Jeanine Panzica We all know Airbnb is great for travelers, and within that statement are countless illustrations and some one-ups over hotels. Who doesn't love personal amenities left by actual home/apartment owners, even if it is a cat? Ultimately, Airbnb can insert a traveler into their destination in ways a hotel cannot and all for a relatively agreeable price. But when asked if the hotel industry is under threat of Airbnb, the answer is no. A plus for travelers, the bulk of the cost of an Airbnb stay is set by the host, they oversee nightly price, cleaning fees, and have discrepancy over extra guest and other fees. This limits th...

HFTP Establishes Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE Scholarship at the University of Houston

HFTP | October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015 (Austin, Texas USA) – In continuance of its fundamental mission to support hospitality-focused education, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) has announced the creation of the Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE Scholarship. The scholarship, named in honor of DeFranco an HFTP Global Past President, resides at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. To seed the scholarship, HFTP is donating US$25,000, which will be matched 100 percent by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. "The success of the hospitality industry is largely dependent on the talent of ...

Hilton Worldwide President & CEO Chris Nassetta Inducted Into Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor

the Conrad N. Hilton College | October 23, 2015

HOUSTON--October 23, 2015--Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide, was inducted into the Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management on October 21, 2015. Hospitality industry leaders from across the globe were on hand for the occasion, which was planned and executed in cooperation with a team of Hilton College student managers and volunteers. Nassetta spent two days meeting and encouraging students at the College and describing the ladder of opportunity within the industry. As one of the largest and the fastest growing global hospital...

Mobile Apps Can Offer Guests Personalized Hotel Experiences in Exchange for Personal Information

Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management | August 17, 2015

HOUSTON—With smartphones and tablets becoming more and more essential to business and leisure travelers alike, hotels are now able to offer their guests unprecedented levels of personalization for check-in, amenities and more through mobile apps. But in order for those apps to be effective—both as a tool for a personalized guest experience and the collection of data for marketing—guests must be willing to divulge some level of personal information. Research conducted by Drs. Cristian Morosan and Agnes DeFranco at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management indicates that more than one-thir...

University of Houston’s Conrad N. Hilton College to Offer Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration

Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management | August 11, 2014

HOUSTON—Students at the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management will soon be able to pursue doctoral studies. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration at Hilton College to begin in fall 2015. "Not having a Ph.D. program has been a shortcoming of our academic offerings," said Hilton College Dean John Bowen. "This will help ensure our national prominence going forward." The college will begin taking applications for the program in fall 2014. Currently, the college offers a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, a Master of Sc...

Founders of La Quinta, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises to Enter Hospitality Hall of Honor

Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management | September 5, 2013

HOUSTON—Pioneering hotelier Sam Barshop and successful restaurateur Richard Melman will be inducted into the Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor this year at the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. The Hall of Honor, which is housed at Hilton College, was created in 1995 to recognize industry leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to American and international business and society. Barshop, founder of La Quinta Inns & Suites and creator of the limited-service hotel concept, is a Texas native whose lodging career began in San Antonio in 1963. In 1968, he opened the first tw...


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