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.

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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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July 15, 2022

The Next 100 Years: Innovators and Disruptors Shaping the Future of Hospitality

Panelists discuss the strategies of hospitality industry innovators and disruptors, lessons to be learned from these forerunners' successes and failures, key drivers of innovation and disruption in travel, and predictions for the future.

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May 3, 2022

Cornell Hotel Indices: First Quarter 2022 Beware the Ides of March

Hotels in gateway and non-gateway cities continue to post positive performance, but hotels in non-gateway cities are experiencing greater gains, according to research from Professor Crocker H. Liu and coauthors.

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May 2, 2022

Creating Stability in an Ever-changing Social Environment

Businesses delivering products and services that help people feel connected to the world and that promote a sense of groundedness may have an advantage over competitors.


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Reports and publications presenting key findings from our research studies.

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COVID-19 insights and tools for the hospitality industry

The Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan 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

March 2, 2022

HSMAI’s Top 25 Extraordinary Minds of 2021: Kelly McGuire, Principal, Travel & Hospitality, ZS

Kelly McGuire, MMH ’01, PhD ’07, Managing Principal Hospitality, ZS

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Welcome New CHR Board Member!

Ashli Johnson brings nearly 20 years of leadership, consulting, and academic experience with top hospitality brands to her new role.

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November 23, 2021

CDO Magazine Announces Its 2021 List of Top Data Executives from the Leisure and Travel Industry

Featuring Jess Petitt ’05, Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy, Insights & Analytics, Hilton

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