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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...

FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Hires New Faculty to Strengthen Academics in Three Key Hospitality Sectors

the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management | September 25, 2018

MIAMI (September 25, 2018)- Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, recognized by BestColleges.com as one of the nation's top hospitality programs, has welcomed three new faculty members this fall.

 The new faculty members bring extensive industry and teaching experience in real estate acquisition, new restaurant concepts, and trade show, convention and event management.
 
 George Macropulos brings decades of experience as an executive in the hospitality industry with expertise in revenue management and real estate development. Brian Connors will join FIU after 15 years of succ...

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 ...

Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Launches the Rocco Angelo Legacy in Leadership Campaign

The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management: | September 15, 2016

Miami, Florida, September 2016 ... Florida International University's prestigious Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is reaching out to its global alumni base to support the Rocco Angelo Legacy in Leadership Campaign. The new fundraising campaign was created to recognize the contributions and ensure the legacy of the university's beloved and admired teacher, mentor and friend, Rocco Angelo, acting Associate Dean for Alumni Relations at the Chaplin School. Still active after six decades of service to the hospitality industry, Mr. Angelo's exceptional achievements will be honored through an endowment fund that will mak...

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