Entrepreneur Emily Hochberg to Speak at the School of Hotel Administration

Mar 24, 2011

Ashlee McGandy, 607.254.1368, am754@cornell.edu

Emily Hochberg, founder of Emily Hochberg Luxury Hospitality, will be the featured speaker in the Conversations with Entrepreneurs series presented next Tuesday, March 29, 2011, by the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at Cornell University. She will speak about her experiences as an entrepreneur from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in 198 Statler Hall and will dine with selected students after the event. She will meet with students, staff, and faculty the following day.

After two decades of retail and buying experience, Hochberg started her own business in 2000 selling luxury merchandise to hotels and restaurants. She began with a single, high-profile line of bed, bath, and table linens before expanding her business to multiple products for four- and five-star hotels and restaurants. By providing excellent service, unique and varied merchandise, and competitive pricing for stock and custom products, Hochberg has built a portfolio of clients that includes more than 300 hotels, restaurants, spas, conference centers, bed and breakfasts, purchasing companies, and design firms. Annual sales for Emily Hochberg Luxury Hospitality are approximately $5 million.

The Conversations with Entrepreneurs series is sponsored by Hotelie Entrepreneurs, Cornell Hospitality Advisors, and eClips.