April 30, 2014

International competition means hands-on learning and industry connections

Over the course of six days in early March, three SHA students met hospitality students from all over Europe, connected with the tight-knit global network of SHA alumni, and toured one of the most popular cities in the world. Oh, yeah—and they presented an in-depth real estate case analysis in front of some of the heaviest hitters in hospitality investment.

It’s the kind of opportunity that any budding real-estate professional would relish.

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February 21, 2014

Statler Hotel recognized for outstanding sustainability program

If you’ve stayed in a hotel, you’ve seen them—the signs of sustainability. Often they literally are signs—placards asking you to help save water by reusing towels and foregoing daily linen changes. Perhaps there is a recycling bin in your room.

But hotels are big places with lots of moving parts, and green initiatives in the guest rooms are just one piece. Hotels’ sustainability efforts must extend to many different areas of operations to have a real positive impact. Over the last few years, the Statler Hotel has made environmentally-friendly changes within its housekeeping, facilities, and food-and-beverage departments, and the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association recently recognized the Statler’s robust sustainability program with the 2014 Good Earthkeeping Award.

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