The School of Hotel Administration has created five centers and institutes designed to promote industry growth and enrich the educational curriculum by providing opportunities for students to put their learning into practice and to work directly with our corporate members.

Scholarly Commons

Scholarly Commons is the School of Hotel Administration’s digital repository for all hospitality publications—reports, tools, roundtable highlights, and indices.


About Our Centers & Institutes

The School of Hotel Administration has created five centers and institutes designed to promote industry growth and enrich the educational curriculum by providing opportunities for students to put their learning into practice and to work directly with our corporate members.

Center for Hospitality Research

Established in 1992, CHR is a source for quality research on and for the hospitality industry.

Center for Real Estate and Finance

The center, established in 2009, educates students, supports research, and exchanges information about hospitality real estate and finance with a broad set of audiences.

Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations

CIHLER, launched in 2013, provides a platform for students, employers, unions, and their advocates who seek to understand and to improve labor and employment relations within the hospitality industry.

Cornell Institute for Food and Beverage Management

CIFBM aims to advance the food and beverage industry with teaching, research, and engagement. CIFBM is aligned with SHA’s focus on the hospitality industry, yet closely tied to the Business of Food interdisciplinary theme across the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures

CIHF, jointly established in 2015 by SHA and the College of Human Ecology, provides a multi-disciplinary platform for integrating the fields of hospitality, policy, and design to advance service excellence in healthcare, wellness, senior living, and related industries.

Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship

Opened in 2006, the Pillsbury Institute supports the teaming of faculty with accomplished entrepreneurs to give students the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions.


News and Features

Customers dining in a restaurant
January 22, 2020

Research Recap: Study predicts restaurant sales based on customers’ return intentions

Alex Susskind and collaborators look at the impact on restaurant sales of customers’ interest in returning versus customer satisfaction.

David Sherwyn
January 14, 2020

Roundtable recap: CIHLER explores the state of hospitality employment

CIHLER hosts forum for industry, academe, and employee representatives to address issues regarding the industry’s labor and employment law.

Professors in a roundtable discussion.
January 8, 2020

A refreshing take on labor relations in the hospitality industry

Student participants led arguments on hotels' challanges on behalf of labor and management at the Labor Relations in Hospitality roundtable.


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