From the Director

Welcome from Cornell’s CHR. Spring is finally here in Ithaca, and our academic year is in the home stretch. In March we attempted to have our annual Ithaca CHR Board meeting but attendance was dramatically reduced by weather. Cornell actually closed down for the better part of two days! In spite of the weather we still had a productive meeting. We have several exciting events on the horizon and are deep in the planning process for the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit, which is coming to Ithaca in October–see announcement details below. At this time, we are actively soliciting content for the summit–research talks, industry insights and panels, so please reach out if you are interested in being an active participant in this year’s CHRS. The event is shaping up well thanks to our current sponsors Hilton, ReviewPro, Shiji, USA Today and HSMAI, as well as our title sponsor Accenture.

We will be co-hosting a research session and reception as part of HSMAI’s Revenue Optimization Conference. The conference this year is in Toronto (June 28), with the reception and research session on June 27. I hope to see many of you there as I always look forward to returning to Canada! I would also like to thank HSMAI for becoming a media affiliate of the CHR, as well as a sponsor for CHRS.