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February 2013
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Statler Hotel receives third AAA Four Diamond Award Vote now for your Cornell alumni-elected trustees Industry panel to address questions in Latin American tourism One student's quest for learning High school Hotelies: “It’s Summer College, not Summer Camp!” Students prepare all year long for HEC 88 News from the Office of Executive Education Registration is open for the Cornell International Summit in Shanghai
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Statler Hotel receives third AAA Four Diamond Award

The Statler Hotel has received the AAA Four Diamond Award for the third year in a row. The honor recognizes upscale establishments that offer an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail. Less than four percent of the 59,000 AAA-rated lodging establishments and restaurants throughout North America earn the Four Diamond Award. Read More
Vote now for your Cornell alumni-elected trustees

You have until April 1 to cast your ballot for two of these candidates: Nicole B. DelToro ’91; Dr. Jason McGill ’88; Susan T. Rodriguez ’81; Thomas Scavelli DVM ’82. If you haven't received your ballot, email ejh4@cornell.edu. Shape Cornell Now: Vote Today! Read More
Industry panel to address questions in Latin American tourism

As one of the fastest growing tourism and travel markets in the world, Latin America has the attention of the global hospitality industry. Expert panelists with extensive experience in this dynamic market will discuss “Latin America’s Rise and its Impact on Tourism and Travel” at the 11th edition of the Dean’s Leadership Series on February 13 at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach in Miami, Florida. Read More
One student's quest for learning

When a class assignment led Kanika Thakran MMH ’13 to research hotel industry trends, she was inspired to create a webpage that other students could use as a resource. “As I found more and more material, I thought it would be good to create a site that would be helpful to other students by compiling industry trends,” she explains. Read More
High school Hotelies: “It’s Summer College, not Summer Camp!”

For three weeks each summer 80 high school students from around the world attend Hotel Operations Management: Tactics for Profitability and get a taste of what it's like to be a Hotelie. This year’s summer program runs June 22 to July 13, and the class typically fills before the May 3 application deadline (the financial aid deadline is April 5).. Read More
Students prepare all year long for HEC 88

Hotel Ezra Cornell may be a weekend-long conference, but student directors, managers, and team members spend the whole year planning, preparing, and practicing their skills in anticipation of the big event in April. Read More
News from the Office of Executive Education

The Office of Executive Education hit the ground running in 2013, hosting the global General Managers Program (GMP), celebrating the sale of its 100,000th online course, and launching a new online certificate in new media marketing. Read More
Registration is open for the Cornell International Summit in Shanghai

The Cornell International Summit: Hospitality, Real Estate, and the Built Environment will be held April 20 at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. Corporate sponsors now number 15, with the recent addition of the Baker Program in Real Estate, Duetto, Galaxy Entertainment Group, Xn Hotel Systems, International Tourism Partnership, TravelDaily, and TTG Asia. Register here
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5th Annual Cornell/EHL Reception at IHIF/ITB
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CHS Germany chapter ITB Breakfast
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Apr 18
CHS Asia Pacific Regional Meeting
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CHS EMEA Regional Meeting
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