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2019 CHR Roundtable Addresses Sustainability Initiatives in Hospitality Industry

Sustainability initiatives in the hospitality industry address an extensive variety of issues.  Each year for the past 10 years, The Center for Hospitality Research at The School of Hotel Administration in the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, has hosted a Sustainability Roundtable that focuses on issues in the hospitality industry.  This year, […]

Cornell Real Estate Market Indices: Third Quarter 2019: Is Bad News Fake News?

Crocker Liu released a recent Cornell Report highlighting that only hotels in the South Atlantic region experienced a positive price momentum during this period.* The performance of hotels in non-gateway cities declined at a faster rate relative to those in gateway cities. Hotel financial operating performance has finally returned to positive profitability with operating profit […]

Leveraging Bike-Share Systems to Improve Guest Experiences and Attract Tourists

Bike-share systems have become a popular method for traveling within a city, and they are rapidly growing in many cities around the world, including New York, Paris, and Shanghai. This rapid growth allows tourists to explore a city on their own, using a communal bike, giving them an essential new way to discover the city. […]

Cornell Real Estate Market Indices: Second Quarter 2019: Gradual Hotel Slowdown: Has the Party Ended?

Crocker Liu released a recent Cornell Report which introduces new regional indices of hotel performance. Based on these indices, hotels in the Midwest and Mountain regions (mostly hotels in Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada) have outperformed other regions, while hotels in the Pacific region (primarily California) and South Atlantic region (mostly Florida) have grown at a […]

Equipment Purchases: Putting a Number on It

When hospitality managers price out potential new or replacement equipment, they generally can choose among several different models that could do the job. Sometimes a particular model is a standout, but more often the comparison involves each model’s up-front costs, ongoing running costs, and expected useful life, as well as each machine’s specific features. However, […]

2018 CHR Roundtable Highlights Hospitality Industry Sustainability Strategies

Owners are increasingly joining with operators and brands to improve the hotel industry’s sustainability strategies. The result of this cooperation is stronger corporate and operational sustainability strategies and practices, as discussed in the 2018 Cornell Sustainability Roundtable, which was recently hosted by the Center for Hospitality Research at the School of Hotel Administration in Cornell’s […]

News & Features from CHR

September 18, 2019

A fresh approach to helping the planet: Elena Belavina takes on food waste

SHA associate professor Elena Belavina is finding strategies to help grocery suppliers, households, and restaurants reduce food waste.

May 21, 2018

Hospitality panel discusses sexual harassment, brand evolution

The School of Hotel Administration presented its first Cornell Hospitality Thought Leadership Event focused on sexual harassment and brand evolution.

March 27, 2018

Cornell Hospitality Summit series: Hospitality technology disruption

At the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit, a panel of industry experts discussed what hoteliers can expect in the future.

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