Annual Reports


The Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration has created six centers and institutes designed to provide a hub for students, faculty, and industry leaders to connect, 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.

Below, you will find annual reports for each that detail the classes, events, and research that they have engaged in over the past year.

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The Center for Hospitality Research

The mission of the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) is to advance hospitality thought leadership by publishing and disseminating impactful and actionable research, including reports, briefs, tools, and case studies that industry leaders can put into practice today; facilitating the exchange of new ideas by bringing students, faculty, and industry professionals together at roundtables, panels, conferences, and other engaging events; and partnering with the other Centers and Institutes in the Cornell Nolan School to maximize research, event, and networking collaborations.

Read the CHR 2020-2021 report here.

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The Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations

The Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) bridges both the Nolan School and the ILR school. CIHLER combines academic and industry resources for research, education, and dialogue dedicated to the modernization of hospitality industry labor and management relations and human resources management. To support both management and labor, the center sponsors research, classroom enrichment, and industry roundtables. The center also offers a forum for the most recent analysis of labor and employment law by experts and practitioners throughout the industry.

Read the CIHLER 2020-2021 report here.

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The Cornell Center for Real Estate and Finance

The Center for Real Estate and Finance (CREF), established in 2009, is the foremost clearinghouse for hospitality real estate and finance information. Defined by its intellectual capital, industry experience, and rigorous academics, the center is respected as a leader of real estate and finance. Built on a tradition of quality research in the hospitality industry and a growing real estate and finance faculty, the center is at the forefront of research in all areas of commercial real estate—from studying the behavior of real estate assets in investment portfolios to understanding real estate capital markets and science of hedging real estate risk.

Read the CREF 2021-2022 report here.

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The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship

The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship (PIHE) engages leading industry experts and faculty to educate students and provide them with experiential opportunities to learn all aspects of entrepreneurship. To support these critical goals, the Pillsbury Institute offers students, entrepreneurs, and faculty an expanding range of courses, programs, and activities focused on advancing students’ entrepreneurship knowledge and mastery.

Read the PIHE 2020-2021 report here.

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The Cornell Institute for Food and Beverage Management

The Cornell Institute for Food and Beverage Management (CIFBM) connects students, faculty, alumni, and industry partners across the restaurant, foodservice, and beverage management spaces. CIFBM is aligned with the Nolan School’s focus on the hospitality industry, yet closely tied to the Business of Food interdisciplinary theme across the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

Read the CIFBM 2020-2021 report here.

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The Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures

The Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (CIHF) has a mission to provide a multi-disciplinary platform for integrating hospitality, policy, and design thinking to enhance service excellence in healthcare, wellness, senior living, and related industries.

Read the CIHF report for 2020 & 2021 here.

Past Annual Reports