Statler News

April 22, 2022

Guest Speakers

Finance, Accounting and Real Estate
April 21, 2022
Susan Furbay
Vice President
HVS
HADM 2250 / NCC 5560 (Mao) Introduction to Finance

April 21, 2022
Troy Furbay
EVP & Chief Investment Officer
DiamondRock Hospitality Company
HADM 2250 / NCC 5560 (Mao) Introduction to Finance

Marketing, Information Systems, Strategy, and Tourism
April 22, 2022
Shaina Arsenault ’19
Senior Analyst, Hotel Operations Business Performance
Royal Caribbean International
HADM 4425 (Kwortnik) Introduction to the Global Leisure Cruise Industry

April 22, 2022
Mark Maynard
Director of Operations
Union Square Hospitality Group
HADM 4410 (Kneeland) Strategic Management

April 23, 2022
Edward Ragg MW
Co-Founder & Co-Owner
Dragon Phoenix Wine
HADM 4430 (LaTour) Wine Marketing

April 23, 2022
Fongyee Walker MW
Co-Founder & Co-Owner
Dragon Phoenix Wine
HADM 4430 (LaTour) Wine Marketing

April 28, 2022
Steve Chasen ’84
VP of Channel and Customer Marketing
Campari America
HADM 4430 (LaTour) Wine Marketing

Organizational Management, Communication, and Law
April 22, 2022
Abigail Charpentier ’95
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Aramark
HADM 2810 (Lakhani) Human Resources Management

April 25, 2022
Kurt Schnaubelt ’87
Chief Financial Officer
Restaurant Growth Services, LLC
HADM 7272 (Simons) Leadership and Ethics II

Baker Program in Real Estate

Spring 2022 Real Estate Seminar Series (CRP 5370). We look forward to welcoming

The complete list can be found at 2022 Spring Speaker Series

If you are interested in attending a session for the Real Estate Seminar, permission must be obtained by reaching out to kcr2@cornell.edu 24 hours in advance.

7th Annual Titans of Real Estate
Thursday, May 5, 2022, 4:30-7 p.m. EDT
The Statler Hotel
Ithaca, NY
Register Here
We are excited to announce that the 2022 Titans of Real Estate event will be held together with the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate’s Distinguished Speaker Series. This year’s event will take place on Cornell Ithaca’s campus and will feature an interview with Richard Baker ’88, governor, executive chairman and CEO, Hudson’s Bay Company. He will be interviewed by the Academic Director for the Center for Real Estate and Finance, Steve Carvell, professor of finance in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

Opening introductions will be made by Cody Danks Burke, visiting professor of practice; managing director, The Agnew Company.

Please contact cref@cornell.edu for more information.

Centers & Institutes

Webinar: Deja Vu All Over Again: Lodging Lessons for Restaurant Distribution
Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 1 p.m. EDT
Takeout is in. According to the National Restaurant Association’s “2022 State of the Restaurant Industry” report, 54% of adults say takeout or food delivery is essential to the way they live, including 72% of millennials. To meet rising demand, restaurants have expanded off-premise dining options. Yet meal delivery apps like DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub and others — whose collective sales in February 2022 grew 10 percent year over year — are complicating distribution and undercutting revenues.

Join this webcast with Cornell hospitality revenue management and technology experts to explore the lodging industry’s evolution and the similar challenges it faced 20 years ago with the introduction of online travel agencies. Panelists translate lessons learned from lodging into advice for restaurant operators on how to best manage — and benefit from — these new channels.

Featured Speakers:
Bill Carroll, clinical professor (Ret.), Cornell Nolan School
Ashwin Kamlani, MMH ’03, co-founder and CEO, JUICER
Sheryl Kimes, professor emeritus, Cornell Nolan School

Check our Events Calendar for more important dates and information! 

Center for Hospitality Research

Webinar: The Next 100 Years: Innovators and Disruptors Shaping the Future of Hospitality
Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 12pm EDT
Disrupt or be disrupted: Could this be a rallying cry for the 21st-century hospitality industry? If it is, what new skills, information, and strategies will businesses need to thrive? To begin answering those questions, the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration and Center for Hospitality Research are bringing together faculty, alumni, industry leaders, and partners for a special keynote series to help envision the next 100 years of hospitality research, thought leadership, and education.
Featured Speakers:
Jamie Cohen, chief financial officer, Vacasa
Hannah DeMaio, vice president of brand strategy, Women Leading Travel & Hospitality, NAPCO Media
Heeyon Kim, assistant professor of strategy, Cornell Nolan School of Hotel Administration, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Emily Weiss, senior managing director – global industry sector lead travel, Accenture

Save the Date!

Roundtable: Driving Operational Excellence Through Analytics
May 16-17, 2022
Washington, D.C.
This event is by invitation only. Invited participants will enjoy a networking reception, sponsored by CHR Corporate Advisory Board Member Expedia Group, the evening of May 16, followed by the roundtable event on May 17. Tentative topics include: the right organizational structure for an analytics team; the payoff of industry investments in analytics programs or platforms; and balancing investments, resources, and time spent on business intelligence. Please contact Nicole McQuiddy-Davis for more information.

Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor & Employment Relations

16th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference
June 14-16, 2022
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) is excited to announce that the 16th Annual National HR in Hospitality Conference is planned to take place in person at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel next spring. Offering a diverse range of speakers and topics, the HR in Hospitality Conference strives to produce timely sessions that will help navigate the ever-changing professional landscape. Please visit the HR in Hospitality website for a full listing of sessions and speakers presenting at this year’s conference.

Registration through our website is now open! We are pleased to offer a faculty, staff, and students special discounted rates, for more details on registering please contact the HR in Hospitality Conference planning group at ha-hrhospitality@cornell.edu.

Center for Real Estate and Finance

7th Annual Titans of Real Estate
Thursday, May 5, 2022, 4:30-7 p.m. EDT
The Statler Hotel
Ithaca, NY

Register Today!
We are excited to announce that the 2022 Titans of Real Estate event will be held together with the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate’s Distinguished Speaker Series. This year’s event will take place on Cornell Ithaca’s campus and will feature an interview with Richard Baker ’88, governor, executive chairman and CEO, Hudson’s Bay Company. He will be interviewed by the Academic Director for the Center for Real Estate and Finance, Steve Carvell, professor of finance in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

Opening introductions will be made by Cody Danks Burke, visiting professor of practice; managing director, The Agnew Company, with welcome remarks from Kate Walsh, dean, Cornell Nolan School of Hotel Administration

Please contact cref@sha.cornell.edu for more information.

7th Annual ICSC & Cornell International Retail Real Estate Case Competition
May 22-23, 2022
Las Vegas, NV
We are pleased to announce the 7th Annual ICSC & Cornell International Retail Real Estate Case Competition, hosted jointly by the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Center for Real Estate and Finance at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

This case competition, held annually, will take place during ICSC 2022 LAS VEGAS, the world’s largest retail real estate convention. The invitation-only competition will welcome undergraduate teams of four students from top university real estate programs. The teams will present their analysis of a real estate case study based on an actual transaction to a panel of industry executive judges. This intense competition provides an opportunity for students to practice the skills they have learned in the classroom and showcase their talents to the leaders of the industry.

Participating schools:
Cornell University
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
University of British Columbia – Sauder
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Texas at Austin

Please contact cref@sha.cornell.edu for more information.

CREF Spring Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EDT
New York, NY
Invitation only.
Please contact cref@sha.cornell.edu for more information.
Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship

Hospitality Business Plan Competition Finals
Saturday, April 23, 2022
2 – 4 p.m. EDT
Statler Auditorium, Ithaca, NY

Calling all students, faculty and staff! Come and support the students as they pitch their business plans on Saturday during HEC weekend at the Business Plan Competition. The Hospitality Business Plan Competition provides an experiential learning opportunity to rising entrepreneurs looking to make their mark on the hospitality industry. Up to five teams will be competing for the first-place prize of $25,000! If you can’t attend in person there is no need to miss out, we will be STREAMING LIVE!

Congratulations to the top 5 teams that have made it to the final round of the Cornell Hospitality Business Plan Competition!

High Life Luxury Cannabis enables our customers to create unforgettable memories through a combination of top-quality products, events, and experiential spaces.

Team members:
Raul Gamble, MMH ’22
Cody Perez, MBA ’22, MPS-RE ’22

Outer Space is a service that enables property owners to rent out their driveway or parking spaces on an hourly basis.

Team members:
Alex Barr ’24 (Nolan)
Nadeem Gangat ’25 (Dyson)
Samuel Nichols ’24 (ILR)
Jude Rizzo ’25 (A&S)
Bill Tong ’24 (Dyson)

Quay Side Farm and Table is a farm-to-table-styled restaurant atop a barge deck docked in waterfront cities.

Team members:
Kenisha Paliwal ’22 (ILR)
Vishwajit Sharma ’23 (Dyson)
Ariel Staffin ’22 (Nolan)
VINE links the interests of the hospitality industry with financial investors’ and end-consumers’ to revolutionize how premium beverages can be more efficiently managed and converted into both immediate cashflows and high growth alternative investments.

Team members:
Tony Ling, MMH ’22
Takamichi Matsuhisa, MMH ’22
Zihan Sun, MEng’22
Alexander Vias, MMH ’22

MiFood Tech is a kitchen robot startup that aims to provide automated solutions for restaurants and kitchens and to reduce labor costs while maintaining a high quality of cuisine.

Team members:
Yingtong Li ’23 (Nolan)
Jack Ma, MMH ’23
Mokhtar Rajai ’22 (Eng)
Elizabeth Vicarte ’22 (Eng)
Mi Yan, MS ’22 (CALS)

Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s Celebration
April 28-29, 2022 |
Register Now
A two-day entrepreneurship conference held every spring to bring together students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community participants. Highlights this year will include fireside chats with featured speakers, eLab Demo Day, Student Business of the Year pitches, the BenDaniel Venture Challenge, and the recognition of the 2022 Entrepreneur of the Year.

Icon and Innovator Awards
Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 6 p.m. |
Register Now
Ziegfeld Ballroom; 151 W. 54th Street, NYC

Elizabeth Blau, MS ’97 Named 2022 Cornell Hospitality Innovator
Join us for the 13th annual Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Awards Gala and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration.
Interested in becoming a sponsor of I&I? Contact Jennifer Mayo for more information.
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Clubs & Organizations

Hotelies Give Back – Monday, April 25th to Friday, April 29th
Hotelies Give Back (HGB) is a week-long philanthropy event that allows Hotelies to serve the greater Ithacan communities and local nonprofit organizations. It is a collaboration among student organizations, faculty, and administration of The Nolan Hotel School.

Donations:
This year, HGB will be partnering with Saira Hospitality, a non-profit transforming the way hotels connect with local communities through education. Saira Hospitality partners with hotels to create pop-up schools that provide local communities with the knowledge and skills they need to build a career in hospitality. Our goal is to raise $1,700 – equivalent to providing one student’s education. Help us in our efforts to truly give back to the community and to be a part of something great!

EVENTS:
Monday, April 25th: Hotelies Give Back Kick-Off
Tsai Atrium at 4 to 6 PM
As we kick off the start of HGB, an informal hangout will be hosted. The hangout will be used to gather students to inform the purpose of HGB, recognize the different organizations co-sponsoring HGB, and learn more about Shaira Hospitality that HGB proceeds be donated towards. Cookies, chips, and soda from The Statler Hotel will be provided.

Tuesday, April 26th & Wednesday, April 27th: Volunteering at Loaves & Fishes and Saira Hospitality
Tsai Atrium at 9-4 PM
Stop by the Tsai Atrium to learn more about ways to volunteer at Loaves & Fishes. Loaves & Fishes is committed to continuing its free meal service and to ensuring that the most vulnerable members of its community do not go hungry. Loaves & Fishes rely on volunteers and on their very small staff to prepare and distribute fresh, healthy meals-to-go, and to clean up afterward in preparation for the next day’s service.

Also learn more about Saira Hospitality, our partnering non-profit organization, to find out more about making an impact. Bagels, cupcakes, chips, and soda, along with free HGB swag will be provided!

Thursday, April 28th: DIY Craft Kits
Available for pickup at the Statler Hotel & 255 Statler Hall at 8-4 PM
Pick up DIY craft kits for this year’s virtual “Bring a Child to Work Day”, located at the Statler Hotel or at 255 Statler Hall, available for staff and faculty. Choose between the options of the Light Up the World with Kindness Kit, Dr. Seuss™ Horton Kindness Bracelet Craft Kit, or the May Day Bag Kit. These kits are targeted for children from the ages of 4-16, intended to inspire hospitality, kindness, and creativity throughout the younger generations.

Friday, April 29th: Staff Appreciation Day
Tsai Atrium at 9 -4 PM
There are many dedicated staff members who work arduously every day to support the educational mission of The Nolan Hotel School. HGB will be tabling for students to show appreciation to the faculty and the staff of The Nolan Hotel School through. Stop by to write personal messages for faculty and staff members who have made an impact!

Contacts: Abigail Tsay (at557), HS2 | Vikas Reddy (vkr8), NSMH | Claudia Wood, CHS (cjw266) | Kassie Henderson, DSAB (khh55)

Media Coverage

Chekitan Dev, IMHI ’85, Professor of Marketing, was quoted in an article in Skift titled “FILA, Toy Story, and Hello Kitty latest to Jump on Hotel Branding Trend”. Read all about it by clicking in the following link: https://skift.com/2022/04/19/fila-toy-story-and-hello-kitty-latest-to-jump-on-hotel-branding-trend/

Office of Student Services

Registration is open for the 3rd Annual Inclusive Excellence Summit -April 25th, 27th and 29th
The 3rd annual Inclusive Excellence Summit, Truth and Reconciliation!, will take place on April 25th, 27th and 29th at the ILR Conference Center, King-Shaw Hall. This year’s Summit will have in-person and hybrid session offerings and provide an opportunity for staff and faculty to explore new ways to engage and promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace.
Register here!

This year’s keynotes will be offered in person (100 people max) and virtually:
Monday, April 25th

Confronting Ourselves: Building for Inclusive Excellence at Cornell, with Dr. Derek Greenfield
Friday, April 29th

Radical Reconciliation: Shifting Power While Honoring Truth with Dr. Jacque Tara Washington

More information about the Summit can be found on our website.

FRAGRANCE-FREE EVENT. As part of our commitment to universal access and for the health and safety of facilitators and participants, it is important that everyone come fragrance-free to this event.

Please direct event questions to the Department of Inclusion and Belonging at Inclusion@cornell.edu .

Nestlé Library Resource of the Week

Nestlé Library Resource of the Week – Frost & Sullivan
If you are looking for analysis and data on emerging technologies, the Frost & Sullivan database is a great resource for market research reports. Coverage includes both U.S. and international markets in areas such as information and communication technology, healthcare, transportation, chemicals, materials, energy, industrial automation, aerospace and defense, environment and buildings, electronics and security, metals, minerals and more.

Announcements

Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA) Student Case Competition
Cornell University entered a team in the 2022 HAMA Student Case Competition.  Team members George Sotelo ’22, Nolan, and Alan Xie ’22, Dyson, were awarded 1st place and competed against five teams from other universities including Boston University, University of Denver, Penn State University, Michigan State University, and Georgia State University.  They also presented their research paper at one of the general sessions at the HAMA conference in early April.  Congratulations to George and Alan!

Welcome to the team!
Devon Rainbow, Nolan Faculty Support AAA