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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Establishes Fund at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration in Honor of Former CEO J. Allen Smith

March 20, 2019

Ithaca, NY– Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has established an empowerment fund at the School of Hotel Administration in honor of their former chief executive officer, J. Allen Smith '80, MPS '86. The J. Allen and Katherine Smith / Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Empowerment Fund will provide a holistic program supporting underrepresented minority and first generation students to help ensure their current and future success. This includes mentoring, professional development, and career guidance. "I'm extremely grateful to Four Seasons for honoring Allen's many contributions to the hospitality industry with the creation of this fun...

Robots: Hotel Customers Like Them (Mostly)!

Rohit Verma | August 13, 2018

By Lina Zhong and Rohit Verma When Captain Kirk or Mr. Spock needed information, they would hail the Enterprise's computer, and the computer would respond to their request. In 1966, that was an amazing piece of science fiction. Now, with Siri, Alexa, and other devices with artificial intelligence, we all are figuratively standing on the bridge of the Enterprise, speaking to devices that are "listening" to us and fulfilling our simple requests. As the Internet of things grows, robots and other devices using artificial intelligence can handle a growing list of tasks, such as turning up the heat or air conditioning before a homeowner arriv...

The 93rd Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell Conference Theme “A Sense of Place” to Explore the Experience Era in the Hospitality Industry

the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University | January 31, 2018

Co-owner of Make It Nice, Will Guidara '01, to speak on new trends in the area of guest experience Ithaca, NY, Jan. 2018 – The 93rd Annual Hotel Ezra Cornell will once again return to the campus of Cornell University on March 15-18, 2018, to be held at the Statler Hotel in Ithaca, NY. The theme for this year's conference, "A Sense of Place", explores the rise of the experience era in hospitality through a variety of panels, workshops and specialized events. A 93-year-old tradition of the School of Hotel Administration, Hotel Ezra Cornell is one of the most beloved events at Cornell University and an unparalleled introduction to th...

Top 5 Takeaways from Cornell’s Master of Management in Hospitality Leadership Development Program

Alison Kanovsky | August 31, 2017

By Alison Kanovsky, MMH '18 The MMH Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a weekend-long event that connects current students in the Master of Management in Hospitality program with top-tier alumni from the School of Hotel Administration. These alumni are all highly regarded in their respective industries and volunteer their own personal time to come back to Cornell for the weekend. LDP is one of the many opportunities the Hotel School gives its students to connect with alumni and develop their leadership skills. LDP helped us learn about ourselves through behavioral assessments and group activities. Before the weekend began, we fille...

Cornell Study on Labor Law: When Rules Are Made to Be Broken: The Case of Sexual Harassment Law

the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations | January 23, 2017

Ithaca, NY, January 23, 2017 - Courts across the United States are in a potentially awkward position when they are presented with employers' summary judgment motions relating to sexual harassment. As explained in a new Cornell report, judges often have to choose between following legal precedent or breaking the rule established by the Supreme Court. As explained in the report, "When Rules Are Made to Be Broken: The Case of Sexual Harassment Law," by David Sherwyn, Nicholas F. Menillo, and Zev J. Eigen, the courts often choose to break the rules. Sherwyn is a professor of law at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and director of ...

Cornell Study Examines Emerging Trends in Hotel Revenue Management

the Center for Hospitality Research | January 19, 2017

Ithaca, NY, January 19, 2017 - Revenue management professionals suggest that total hotel RM is the wave of the future and that, going forward, technology and data analytics will help enhance RM decisions in the hospitality industry. These are among the findings in a new study from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) based on surveys designed to determine how hotel RM practices have evolved over the past six years and where they are headed. Survey participants noted that the application of hotel RM has become more strategic, and more centralized, but that change in these areas has been slower than expected. Likewise, the us...

Cheryl Boyer to Serve as 2017 Cornell Hotel Society President

the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University | January 12, 2017

Ithaca, NY, January 12, 2017 - The School of Hotel Administration (SHA) at Cornell University announces that Cheryl Boyer is the new president of the Cornell Hotel Society (CHS) for 2017. Boyer will lead the executive board of CHS, the 88-year-old alumni association that represents SHA graduates in more than 53 active chapters worldwide. Boyer's 12-month term as president began January 1. "I am delighted to serve as global president of the Cornell Hotel Society," said Boyer. "I look forward to continuing to strengthen the world's most engaging alumni network, and working with our extraordinarily dedicated regional and chapter leaders." ...

Cornell Study Highlights Diversification Benefits of REIT Stock Investments

the Center for Hospitality Research | January 11, 2017

Ithaca, NY, January 11, 2017 - Financial planning typically involves deciding how much savings to place in stocks, bonds and other assets while weighing the risks associated with each element of a diversified investment portfolio. A new study from Cornell University examines risk-return profiles and finds that investors see different purposes for real estate investment trust (REIT) common stock and preferred stock depending on their tolerance for risk. Using a value-based approach and imposing practical constraints on the investor's portfolio, this research shows that risk tolerant investors find REIT common stock beneficial, while risk...

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