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The Giving Season Is Year-Round at The Alfond Inn at Rollins

The Alfond Inn at Rollins | December 4, 2019

The Alfond Inn at Rollins has provided more than $16.6 million in Scholarships to Incoming Freshman at Rollins College since opening in 2013 Winter Park, Florida – Philanthropy is at the heart of The Alfond Inn at Rollins, the award-winning Florida hotel that was named one of the Top 5 Hotels in Florida by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2019. What distinguishes The Alfond Inn at Rollins is that it was created to endow scholarships. Owned by Rollins College, all net profits from The Alfond Inn are directed to the Alfond Scholars Program, the College’s premier scholarship fund. These full-ride, four-year scholarships in...

College of Central Florida lands state hospitality apprenticeship grant

November 27, 2019

A booming economy has led to an explosion of new businesses throughout Marion County in recent years. And soon more motels, hotels, restaurants and a mammoth equestrian center will open. The College of Central Florida announced on Monday that it has received an $80,000 state grant to launch a hospitality management apprenticeship program to help train residents in a three-county area for hospitality opportunities. College officials say the grant will be vital in training Marion, Citrus and Levy residents as the needs grow. To put the need in perspective, the World Equestrian Center will have a soft opening for its first event in Octo...

The Collins College Undergraduate Student Team Takes 2nd Overall in STR Student Market Study Competition in NYC

at Cal Poly Pomona | November 25, 2019

POMONA, CA – A team of undergraduate students from The Collins College of Hospitality Management (CCHM) took 2nd place in the 2019 Smith Travel Research (STR) Student Market Competition from a field of 25 teams. The event took place during the HX: Hotel Experience (Trade) Show in New York City. For the competition, the team of Hospitality Management students Emily Fedorchek ’22, Heather Kingsbury ’20, Devon Lilley ’21, Sean Mayor ’22, Marissa Robledo ’22, and Natalie Thé ’20 spent months researching and analyzing the Seattle hotel market before presenting their insights on the future trends to the event’s judges. The st...

FAU Student, Kirby Lynn Gilmore, Awarded 7th Annual Dr. Peter Ricci Scholarship Through HSMAI South Florida

FAU Hospitality and Tourism Management Program | November 14, 2019

BOCA RATON, FL: HSMAI South Florida continued the awarding of its Dr. Peter Ricci Scholarship at the 2019 Annual GALA held at the Margaritaville Resort in Hollywood, Florida. Professor Greg Bohan, Instructor in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) presented a check to student Kirby Lynn Gilmore, an upper division student at Florida Atlantic University with an anticipated graduation date of December, 2020. Kirby received a $2000 contribution to her educational pursuits. This scholarship fund, created by HSMAI South Florida former president Carmen Ackerman, was designed to provide educational fu...

Florida International University Welcomes David Grutman as Its Next Hospitality Guest Professor

the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management | October 30, 2019

MIAMI, FL. – October 2019 – David Grutman is bringing his experience as a Miami-based hospitality and nightlife entrepreneur to the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at FIU. Known for his success with LIV at the Fontainebleau, followed by many other Miami nightclub and restaurant ventures, Grutman will teach a class at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management covering the key elements of conceptualizing a hospitality venture, from marketing and public relations, to finance and human resources. “The David Grutman Experience: The Class” will be offered to hospitality management students at FIU ...

Beonprice Academy Prepares Future Revenue Management Superstars

Beonprice | October 24, 2019

Launch of online learning platform, Beonprice Academy, provides revenue training to hotel professionals Beonprice tackles skills gap in hotel revenue management in its latest development  Revenue management at the forefront of marketing and pricing strategies ttg 24 October 2019: Identifying a skills-gap in the hotel sector, Spanish-based Revenue Management System (RMS) provider Beonprice ( has unveiled the Beonprice Academy. The new online learning platform provides hotel professionals with vital training in Revenue Management, an area key to a hotel’s profitability. The Basic certification is suited ...

IHG Partners With JA Worldwide to Help Young People Build Skills and Experience in Hospitality

IHG | September 26, 2019

Announced ahead of UN World Tourism Day, partnership highlights opportunities available to young people in the tourism industry IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has today announced a global partnership with JA (Junior Achievement) Worldwide, one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, which focuses on preparing young people for future employment and entrepreneurship. The year-long partnership will support more than 750 young people as they gain skills and experience in hospitality in nine major markets around the world, including the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, France, Germany, UAE, Japa...

Hotel Equities Onboards New Class of Management Trainees

Hotel Equities | September 3, 2019

Manager in Training program elevates next generation of hospitality leaders Atlanta, GA – September 3, 2019 – Hotel Equities (HE) welcomed a new class of trainees to its Manager in Training (MIT) program. The new group is HE’s fourth class of trainees to embark on its MIT program, first rolled-out in 2015. The program was designed for recent college graduates who have an interest in the hospitality industry. Following a series of interviews, seven individuals were selected to participate in the program. Kareem Downer, a graduate of Georgia State University; Lauren Cohen, a graduate of Florida State University; Cammie Nguyen, a gra...

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