Cornell Hospitality Research Summit Will Honor Top Industry Research Efforts

Jun 17, 2010

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Cornell Hospitality Research Summit Will Honor Top Industry Research Efforts

Hospitality Research in Practice Award Is Based on Outstanding Business Research

Ithaca, NY, June 17, 2010 – The Cornell Hospitality Research Summit (CHRS) is now accepting nominations for the first-ever Hospitality Research in Practice Award. This award will be presented during the conference, which is produced by the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR), October 6-8, 2010, on the beautiful Cornell University campus.

The submission deadline is July 31, 2010, for the Hospitality Research in Practice award, which recognizes and rewards the best implementation of business practices that are based on analysis and research. The award winners will be recognized during the gala CHRS dinner ceremony on October 7, 2010. In addition to the prize citation, the award winners will have the opportunity to publish an industry perspectives article through the highly-regarded Cornell Center of Hospitality Research’s managerial report series.

"We want to acknowledge the best in business-based research, as it applies to actual practice," said Professor Rohit Verma, executive director of the Center for Hospitality Research. "We are open to submissions from all areas of the hospitality industry. We are hoping to encourage the use of research to improve business practices."

Verma added that candidates for the award should write up a relatively brief description of the research and the verifiable and preferably quantifiable impact on organization's performance. In addition to being honored during the conference, Hospitality Research Practice Award winners will be featured prominently in CHRS publicity. Please send submissions to:

The CHR invites director level and above representatives of industry and academe to the inaugural Cornell Hospitality Research Summit, in Ithaca, New York. This "thought leadership" summit will feature keynote addresses from industry and academe, and in-depth presentations from scholars and practitioners, as well as the Hospitality Research in Practice Award presentation.

About the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit
Registration is now open for the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit, October 6–8, 2010. As the leading source for research on and for the hospitality and related service industries, the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) brings together faculty, corporate partners, and other industry leaders to develop new ideas, theories, and models that improve strategic, managerial, and operating practices.

Event sponsors include: Charley's Grilled Subs, HOTELMARKETING.COM,, and Hsyndicate. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Jennifer Macera,, for more information.

About The Center for Hospitality Research
A unit of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, The Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) sponsors research designed to improve practices in the hospitality industry. Under the lead of the CHR's 81 corporate affiliates, experienced scholars work closely with business executives to discover new insights into strategic, managerial and operating practices. The center also publishes the award-winning hospitality journal, the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly. To learn more about the center and its projects, visit

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