Conference Will Highlight Top-Level Hospitality Research and Analytics Practices: Nominations...

Jun 25, 2012

Cornell Conference Will Highlight Top-Level Hospitality Research and Analytics Practices: Nominations and Applications Invited

Hospitality Research and Analytics Award will honor the industry's best ideas
Ithaca, NY, June 25, 2012 - The submission deadline is just a few weeks away for the top-level award given at the 2012 Cornell Hospitality Research Summit (CHRS). Created to improve the industry's operations and profits, the Hospitality Research and Analytics Award features the practical application of research and analysis to advance the hospitality industry. Hospitality firms and researchers have until July 20 to send in an overview of their research-based or analytics-based ideas for this award program.

Early registration is now open for the CHRS, which will be held at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, on October 8-9, 2012. By registering early, conference participants save money off the regular conference cost.
With the Hospitality Research and Analytics award, the Cornell conference will unite with the hospitality industry to recognize and reward the best examples of analysis and research that have resulted in boosting a hospitality firm's performance. "I strongly urge both industry practitioners and academic consultants to nominate their best practices for this award program," said Professor Rohit Verma, CHRS chair. "This is a chance to share a global platform for success, and to demonstrate the continuing value of research and analytics for the hospitality industry."

Award winners will be recognized during the CHRS awards dinner ceremony on October 9, 2012. Winners will be acknowledged in conference press releases from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR).

As part of the prize, the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) at the School of Hotel Administration will offer award winners the opportunity to feature their program in an industry perspectives article, as part of the Cornell CHR's widely distributed managerial publication series.

The Hospitality Research and Analytics award program is presented by IdeaS, a SAS company, and a partner of the CHR. As explained on the CHRS website, there is no fee to enter this contest. All that is required is a brief explanation of the successful practice and its outcomes.

About the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit
Designed as a unique environment that matches participation of industry and university, the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit is scheduled for October 8-9, 2012, on the beautiful Cornell campus in Ithaca, NY. Focusing on helping the industry continue its recovery in an uncertain environment, the CHRS will present two major keynote panels, one featuring the deans of top hospitality business programs and the other comprising leading hospitality CEOs. Breakout sessions will feature both industry and academic presentations by more than four dozen presenters. Early registration featuring a reduced price is currently under way. For details on the agendas, presenters, and accommodations, please visit us at

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 center's 78 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

Center Senior Partners: ASAE Foundation, Carlson Hotels, Hilton Worldwide, National Restaurant Association, SAS, STR, and Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Center Partners: Davis & Gilbert LLP, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, Denihan Hospitality Group, eCornell & Executive Education, Expedia, Inc., Forbes Travel Guide, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Fox Rothschild LLP, French Quarter Holdings, Inc., HVS, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, InterContinental Hotels Group, Jumeirah Group, LRP Publications, Maritz, Marriott International, Inc., Marsh's Hospitality Practice, McDonald's USA, newBrandAnalytics,, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Proskauer, ReviewPro, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, Sathguru Management Consultants (P) Ltd., Schneider Electric, Thayer Lodging Group, Thompson Hotels, Travelport, WATG and Wyndham Hotel Group

Center Friends: • Berkshire Healthcare • Center for Advanced Retail Technology • Cleverdis • Complete Seating • Cruise Industry News • DK Shifflet & Associates • • EyeforTravel • Gerencia de Hoteles & Restaurantes • Global Hospitality Resources • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) • • • Hospitality Technology Magazine • • International CHRIE • International Hotel Conference • International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) • iPerceptions • JDA Software Group, Inc. • J.D. Power and Associates • The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. • Lodging Hospitality • Lodging Magazine • LRA Worldwide, Inc. • Milestone Internet Marketing • MindFolio • Mindshare Technologies • PhoCusWright Inc. • PKF Hospitality Research • Questex Hospitality Group • Resort and Recreation Magazine • The Resort Trades • • Shibata Publishing Co. • Synovate • UniFocus • Vantage Strategy • WageWatch, Inc. • WIWIH.COM