Cornell Center for Hospitality Research Issues 2010 Annual Report

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Cornell Center for Hospitality Research Issues 2010 Annual Report

Ithaca, NY, January 12, 2011 – The Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) has issued its 2010 Annual Report, which chronicles the CHR's multi-faceted efforts to promote and share top-level research-based knowledge with the hospitality industry. The report, available from CHR at http://www.hotelschool.cornell.edu/research/chr/pubs/reports/2011.html, lists the Center's many roundtables, webcasts, and publications, as well as its participation in numerous industry conferences.

"This was a busy year," said Professor Rohit Verma, CHR executive director. "We produced 19 reports, 6 webcasts, 5 roundtables, 4 issues of the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 3 Industry Perspectives, 2 Roundtable Perspectives, 2 tools, and one successful conference, the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit. But although we can talk about the year in numbers, the real story is the support we have had from our industry senior partners, partners, and friends, our research fellows and student researchers, and a host of other practitioners who are interested in improving the hospitality and related industries."

CHR's operating model is unmatched by any other academic institution. Thanks to the support of its 81 senior partners, partners, and friends, CHR is able to promote and distribute research studies that cover any and all aspects of the industry at no charge. Likewise, its corporate support extends to the industry roundtables and webcasts, as well as the Cornell Hospitality Research Summit. This first-ever thought leadership conference drew nearly 225 industry executives and academics from four continents to the Cornell campus for research presentations and discussions that focused on the industry's key issues.

The 2010 annual report also looks ahead to the 2011 webcasts and roundtables, which are already being planned. In addition, the School of Hotel Administration will host QUIS12, the twelfth biennial International Research Symposium on Service Excellence in Management, scheduled for June 2 – 5, 2011.

Thanks to the support of the CHR partners listed below, all publications posted on the center's website are available free of charge, at www.chr.cornell.edu.

About The Center for Hospitality Research
A unit of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, The Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) sponsors research designed to improve practices in the hospitality industry. Under the lead of the center's 81 corporate affiliates, experienced scholars work closely with business executives to discover new insights into strategic, managerial and operating practices. The center also publishes the award-winning hospitality journal, the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly. To learn more about the center and its projects, visit www.chr.cornell.edu.

Center Senior Partners: Hilton Worldwide, McDonald's USA, Philips Hospitality, SAS, STR, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, and TIG Global

Center Partners: Davis & Gilbert LLP, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, Denihan Hospitality Group, eCornell & Executive Education, Expedia, Inc., Forbes Travel Guide, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Fox Rothschild LLP, French Quarter Holdings, Inc., HVS, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Jumeirah Group, LRP Publications, Maritz, Marriott International, Inc., Marsh's Hospitality Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Proskauer, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, Schneider Electric, Southern Wine and Spirits of America, Inc., Thayer Lodging Group, Thompson Hotels, Travelport, and WATG

Center Friends: 4Hoteliers.com • American Tescor, LLC • Argyle Executive Forum • Berkshire Healthcare • Center for Advanced Retail Technology • Cody Kramer Imports • Cruise Industry News • DK Shifflet & Associates • ehotelier.com • EyeforTravel • Gerencia de Hoteles & Restaurantes • Global Hospitality Resources • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) • hospitalityInside.com • hospitalitynet.org • Hospitality Technology Magazine • Hotel Asia Pacific • Hotel China • HotelExecutive.com • Hotel Interactive • Hotel Resource • HotelWorld Network • International CHRIE • International Hotel Conference • International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) • iPerceptions • JDA Software Group, Inc. • J.D. Power and Associates • Lodging Hospitality • Lodging Magazine • LRA Worldwide, Inc. • Milestone Internet Marketing • MindFolio • Mindshare Technologies • PhoCusWright • PKF Hospitality Research • The Resort Trades • RealShare Hotel Investment & Finance Summit • Resort and Recreation Magazine • RestaurantEdge.com • Shibata Publishing Co. • Synovate • The Lodging Conference • The Wall Street Journal • TravelCom Network • UniFocus • USA Today • WageWatch, Inc. • WIWIH.COM