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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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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November 18, 2021

Cornell Hotel Indices: Third Quarter 2021 Pole Vaulting to a New High

The hospitality industry is bouncing back. Hotels are seeing a rebound and some hotels are rising above the pre-pandemic average.

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November 11, 2021

Case Study Explores Real Estate Investment in Shanghai

Professor Peng Liu and Terence Loh ’97, MBA ’06 challenge students to solve a real-world business problem in their case study, “Real Estate: Private Equity Investment in Shanghai.”


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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

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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