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In Memoriam: A Tribute to Professor Patrick “Chip” Cassidy

November 4, 2019

Professor Patrick “Chip” Cassidy, founder and director of the Wine Program at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University, passed away peacefully on October 28th in home hospice care. The cause of death was complications of esophageal cancer. Considered South Florida’s foremost wine expert and affectionately known as “Miami’s Wine Guru,” Professor Cassidy brought his love of wine, travel and country to his students and to the South Florida community. Says Michael Cheng, Ph.D., CHE, Interim Dean, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, “Chip was a born tea...

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 ...

Florida International University Gets Green Light to Build Alumni, Conference Center and Hotel

FIU | March 29, 2019

MIAMI (March 29, 2019) – Today the Florida Board of Governors approved a public-private partnership to establish an alumni, conference center and hotel on FIU's main campus, right on Tamiami Trail.
The $66 million project is privately funded and will include a 13,700 square-foot alumni center, approximately 33,000 square feet of meeting space and a 150-bed hotel. South Florida's first university-affiliated conference center and hotel is expected to open by the fall of 2021. This kind of facility, which is common in large research universities, is part of a larger vision for development in the area that includes several stude...

Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Appoints Distinguished Alumna, Lizabeth Kane-Hanan, as the Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council;

the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management | March 31, 2017

MIAMI (March 31, 2017) — Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has appointed Lizabeth Kane-Hanan '87 MS '04 as the Chair of the Dean's Advisory Council, effective February 23, 2017. "We are very proud to welcome Mrs. Kane-Hanan to the helm of the Dean's Advisory Council", said Mike Hampton, dean of the Chaplin School. "An alumna of our program, she represents the embodiment of executive leadership, global vision and innovative thinking." Lizabeth Kane-Hanan is the Executive Vice President and Chief Growth and Inventory Officer, as well as Executive Officer for Marriott Vacations ...

FIU Visionary Leaders Roundtable in Singapore Identifies Hospitality Growth Opportunities

December 21, 2015

MIAMI – SINGAPORE (December 2015) – Global events, market disruptors, new alliances are all issues that are requiring travel industry executives to constantly re-evaluate plans to manage during uncertainty and plan for future global tourism demand. The Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Education and Research (IHTER), a division of the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU), set its sights on addressing key issues faced by the hospitality industry by organizing the 3rd Edition of the Visionary Leaders Forum in Singapore. "The tourism industry has been navigating thro...

Carnival Gold Scholars Pursue Hospitality Career Dreams at FIU

Carnival Foundation | November 23, 2015

L-R: Roger Frizzell, Senior Vice President & Chief Communication Officer, Carnival Corporation; John Simpson, 2015 Carnival Gold Scholar; Heissel Mayorga, 2015 Carnival Gold Scholar; Dalila Pineda, 2015 Carnival Gold Scholar; Mark B. Rosenberg, President, FIU; Arnold Donald, CEO, Carnival Corporation; Linda Coll, Executive Director, Carnival Foundation; Deborah Sanchez, 2015 Carnival Gold Scholar; Destinee Gutierrez, 2015 Carnival Gold Scholar; Richard Brilliant '93, Chief Audit Officer, Carnival Corporation; Mike Hampton, Dean, Chaplin School Five new students receive full-tuition scholarships sponsored by Carnival Foundation MIAMI...

FIU Shares White Paper for Hospitality Leaders on Revenue Management & Growth Opportunities

February 27, 2014

This month, Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality& Tourism Management (CSHTM) and its Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Education and Research (IHTER) released a white paper titled Revenue management 2020: talent, tools & technology. The paper provides the hospitality industry with ideas on what can be done to shift the perception on the integration of revenue management and to best capitalize on growth opportunities. The best practices analysis was authored by Gregory T. Bohan, assistant professor at CSHTM; Simone Champagnie, executive director at IHTER; and Christine Toguchi, managing director at...

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