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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December 14, 2021

Building a Sustainable Future: How Hotels are Blending Design and Technology for a Greener Tomorrow

The global hotel construction pipeline has reached a record high, and consumers are asking developers and brands to consider sustainable construction and design initiatives.

Dean Kate Walsh and 4 industry executives on a webinar panel.
December 13, 2021

The Cruise Industry Faces Challenges with Optimism

Experts and industry leaders joined Dean Kate Walsh to discuss factors in restarting the cruise industry, in the wake of COVID-19.

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November 19, 2021

Research Reveals Cybersecurity Confidence Gap in Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Sectors

New data released by the Center for Hospitality Research and FreedomPay reveals that while nearly all surveyed retail, restaurant, and hospitality stakeholders are confident in their companies’ internal risk assessment processes, their satisfaction in the security of their systems is misaligned with reality.

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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 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

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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November 19, 2021

PwC crunches the numbers on the return of business travel

Scott Berman ’84, P ’17 & ’21, Principal and Industry Leader, Hospitality & Leisure Group, PwC

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Welcome New CHR Board Member!

Joe Youssef currently serves as Executive Vice President, Business Intelligence and Data Solutions for Amadeus’ Hospitality Division. He has more than two decades of executive experience in travel technology, distribution, strategy and marketing.

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