The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship engages leading industry experts and faculty to educate students and provide them with experiential opportunities to learn all aspects of entrepreneurship. To support these critical goals, the Pillsbury Institute offers students, entrepreneurs, and faculty an expanding range of courses, programs, and activities focused on advancing students’ entrepreneurship knowledge and mastery.
"Welcome to the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship (PIHE)! For more than a decade, PIHE has been the home of entrepreneurship activity at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration (SHA) and a vital voice for all issues affecting entrepreneurship at Cornell and within the hospitality industry." Read More
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August 11, 2020
Hotel Robots Get Second Life as Industry Adapts to Covid-19
“We always saw it as a good novelty…Then comes along the pandemic and people want to not interact with people.” -Bob Alter ’73, President, Seaview Investors
August 8, 2020
How to Travel Luxuriously in the Summer of Covid-19, From Private Jets to Hotel buyouts
“Everyone’s comfort level is different…But safety is the new luxury.”– Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal, P’16, President, Fischer Travel Enterprises and Fischer-Rosenthal Consulting
July 28, 2020
Les Hotels Baverez Selects IDeaS Revenue Solutions to Boost Competitiveness in Paris
“It’s wonderful to see such a prestigious brand as Les Hotels Baverez join the IDeaS family.” -Ravi Mehrotra, President, Founder and Chief Scientist, IDeaS Revenue Solutions
The C&I Internship Program helps students find internships in the hospitality industry.
The Pillsbury Kick-off event allows budding entrepreneurs an overview of hospitality related programs and competitions available.
Chekitan Dev’s co-authored case examines options for expansion of a luxury resort. Learn more about the challenge and see how the industry responded.