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

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April 14, 2021

Research Recap: How Contactless Technology is Transforming the Hospitality Industry Forever

FreedomPay SVP shares findings from a recent white paper on how hospitality can leverage contactless and touchless technology to create frictionless and customized guest experiences.

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March 31, 2021

Alumni Mark and Brian Canlis Pivot During a Pandemic and Flourish

Canlis restaurant owners practice flexibility to thrive and flourish during pandemic.

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February 22, 2021

Roundtable Recap: Sustainability in the era of COVID-19

Participants from around the world gathered virtually for the Center for Hospitality Research’s 11th Annual Sustainability Roundtable to discuss sustainability in the era of COVID-19.


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Industry Intelligence

Reports and publications presenting key findings from our research studies.

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COVID-19 insights and tools for the hospitality industry

The School of Hotel Administration 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!

Carolyn Corda MPS ’89 is an industry leader in customer data and intelligence. As the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Commercial Officer she is responsible for Adara’s positioning as a leader in personalizing consumer interaction and for expanding Adara’s data consortium through new partnerships.

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Welcome New CHR Board Member!

Jamie Lane is Vice President of Research for AirDNA, a short-term rental data & analytics company. He is responsible for data analysis, thought leadership, and leveraging advanced analytical techniques to provide new insights into short-term rental supply, demand, and pricing trends.

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Welcome New CHR Board Member!

Jacqueline Nunley joined Salesforce in 2018 and serves as the Senior Industry Advisor – Travel and Hospitality helping internal teams and their customers apply hospitality strategies to transform the guest experience and optimize their business.

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