The Center for Hospitality Research was created in 1992 for the purpose of expanding both the quality and volume of research supporting the hospitality industry and its related service industries.

Director's Welcome

Linda Canina

"The Center for Hospitality Research’s goal is to produce and disseminate high-impact applied research relevant to today and tomorrow’s hospitality industry. To achieve this, the CHR brings together researchers, students, and executives to jointly explore critical issues that face the modern hospitality industry. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, we can then bring the results of the leading research to the entire hospitality industry at no charge..." Read more

News & Features from CHR

For the discussion, Lilly Jan, Ph.D. was joined by Devita Davison, executive director of FoodLab, Michigan; Jonathan Geffrard, director of bars, restaurants, and events at Thompson Dallas; and Irene Li ’15, chef and owner of Mei Mei, Boston.
October 22, 2021

Post-2020 Food and Beverage: Rebuilding an Embattled Industry

Experts joined Lilly Jan, Ph.D. to discuss problems and possible improvements in the food and beverage industry following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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October 18, 2021

Hotels Worldwide Reduced Carbon Footprint by 3%

The average carbon footprint of a hotel stay decreased by 3% from 2018 to 2019, according to the latest Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking (CHSB) study.

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October 14, 2021

The Choice: Industry Leaders Envision the Future of Food & Beverage

Daniella Senior and Elizabeth Tilton joined Lilly Jan to discuss ongoing strategies for improving the culture of the food and beverage industry.


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COVID-19 insights and tools for the hospitality industry

The Nolan School has developed a collection of resources to equip all sectors of the hospitality industry with tools and guidance as its leaders continue to navigate the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Members in the News

Welcome New CHR Board Member!

SriHari Thotapalli is the Worldwide Technology Leader for Hospitality at AWS with the charter to support and help travel and hospitality customers innovate using AWS cloud to enhance customer experience and improve operational efficiency. 

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September 24, 2021

 Will Travel See Another Halt Until 2022?

Featuring Tim Hentschel ’01, CEO, HotelPlanner.com

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Welcome New CHR Board Member!

Emily Weiss has 25 years of consulting experience in the hospitality industry and heads up Accenture’s Global Travel Industry practice as the Managing Director. Emily guides the strategy and offerings of this practice, helping hospitality, aviation, and travel services clients worldwide stay connected and competitive.

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