Chekitan Dev

Chekitan Dev

School of Hotel Administration

Chekitan S. Dev is a professor of marketing at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration in the SC Johnson College of Business. He has received multiple awards for teaching excellence from undergraduate students, graduate students, and Ernst & Young.

Recognized as the leading expert on hospitality marketing and branding with over 125 publications to his credit, Professor Dev has published his work in some of the highest quality refereed journals, including the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, and is the author of Hospitality Branding (Cornell University Press, 2012). His work has been presented at the world’s best business schools including Harvard, Wharton, Chicago, Oxford, ESSEC, Indian Business School and National University of Singapore. Recent research awards he has won include a 2016 Cornell Hotel School Dean’s Academic Excellence Award, a 2016 Industry Relevance Award from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research, a 2015 Highly Commended Paper Award from Emerald, a 2014 Best Paper (runner-up) Award from INFORMS, and the 2002 John Wiley & Sons Award for lifetime contribution to hospitality and tourism research.

A former corporate executive with Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, Professor Dev has served corporate, government, education, advisory, legal, and private equity organizations in over 40 countries on six continents as an expert witness, consultant, keynote speaker, and workshop leader. These include Accor, Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas, Bain, Blue Sky Capital UK, Breeden Capital Partners, Chandris Greece, Crystal Cruise Lines, Dolce Canada, Expedia, ExpoGourmand Chile, eHow Technologies China, Fairmont Middle East, Four Seasons Mumbai, Four Seaons Aviara San Diego, Greenberg Traurig, Posadas Mexico, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Horwath Austria, HOTUSA Spain, Hyatt, HSMAI, IHRAI, Imperial Delhi, Intercontinental, InterHotel Paraguay, International Culinary Center New York, Jampro Jamaica, Jones Day, JP Morgan Chase, Jumeirah Dubai, Kelly Hart and Hallman, Landor, Latham and Watkins, The Leading Hotels of the World, Leela India, Lexus, LUX* Mauritius, Mandarin Singapore, Marriott, McDermott Will and Emery, McDonald’s, Moevenpick Switzerland, Morgan Lewis Bockius, MGM Resorts, National University of Singapore, NHV Japan, One&Only UK, Orbitz, Peninsula, PlanHotels Italy, Priceline, Raffles Middle East, Ritz Paris, Ritz-Carlton Bali, Rosewood, Rotana Abu Dhabi, Sarovar India, Skadden Arps, Starwood, Swissotel Middle East, Taj India, The Park Hotels India, Tishman, Travelocity, Vornado, Walt Disney World Resorts, Westin, Westmont Canada, Wyndham, YUM Malaysia, Zatisi Czech Republic, and many others. In 2009, he was selected as one of the Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI).

Professor Dev has been interviewed on hospitality and travel trends by the Economist, TIME, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, BusinessWeek, the International Herald Tribune, People, National Public Radio, and NBC Nightly News.

Professor Dev received his Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.