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Chipotle's Ells to receive innovator award In Memoriam: Christine Natsios '85 Statler launches sustainability program Chinese hospitality service and marketplace among topics for Cornell Int'l Summit Business Plan Competition heats up as final round nears Reflections on the 88-year Hotel Ezra Cornell tradition SHA to co-host National HR in Hospitality Conference New online certificate in revenue management Real estate students gain skills and industry certifications The MMH Master Class
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Chipotle's Ells to receive Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award

Fast food visionary Steve Ells has been named the recipient of the 2013 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award, an honor given annually by the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship. Ells, founder, chairman, and co-CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill, will receive the award at the fifth annual Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards, Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Read More
In Memoriam: Christine Natsios '85

Christine Natsios '85, for many years our director of alumni affairs and secretary of the Cornell Hotel Society, passed away on February 16, 2013. Christine was a vibrant, devoted, and talented member of our Hotelie community. Read Dean Michael Johnson's letter to alumni and friends
Statler Hotel launches EarthView Sustainable Hospitality Program

In partnership with the Hersha Group, the Statler Hotel has launched EarthView®, a triple-bottom-line sustainability program that will evaluate and increase the hotel’s financial, environmental, and social impact. Read More
Chinese hospitality service and hotel marketplace among topics for Cornell International Summit

The Cornell International Summit: Hospitality, Real Estate, and the Built Environment will include panel discussions on innovation and growth in China's hospitality and commercial real estate markets. Attendees will hear from Cornell researchers and senior industry leaders and have a greater understanding of the key issues, trends, and opportunities that exist in one of the most important emerging global markets. The summit will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund. Read More
Business Plan Competition heats up as final round nears

Nine student teams have made the cut to become semifinalists in the third annual Hospitality Business Plan Competition, but they still face two more rounds of elimination in their quest to earn the $15,000 first-place prize. Read More
Reflections on the 88-year Hotel Ezra Cornell tradition

Hotel Ezra Cornell is an annual, weekend-long educational conference hosted by the students for leaders of the hospitality industry. Get a glimpse of past conferences and other HEC-sponsored events in this slideshow.
SHA co-hosts National HR in Hospitality Conference

National HR in Hospitality Conference—which is produced by Human Resource Executive® magazine and LRP Publications in partnership with the SHA, Center for Hospitality Research, and ILR School—will help professionals create an effective strategy to meet the Affordable Care Act requirements while delivering cost-effective health plans to employees. Read More
OEE offers new online certificate in revenue management

Recognizing that revenue management is now a critical function in any hotel, the Office of Executive Education is now offering an online Master Certificate in Revenue Management that will help drive your company’s profits by taking a higher-level strategic approach to pricing, reservations, and inventory control. The 18-course series is designed for general managers, revenue managers, and other hospitality professionals responsible for improving the financial performance of their organization. Read More
Real estate students gain skills and industry certifications

The Center for Real Estate and Finance and the Baker Program in Real Estate teamed up in February to provide students with two valuable hands-on learning opportunities. A total of 80 students participated in the special training sessions that were designed to enhance classroom learning and give additional skills for future employment. Read More
“A truly unforgettable learning experience:” the MMH Master Class

In December, twenty-five MMH students traveled to Florida for the Master Class held at the historic Breakers resort in West Palm Beach. While there, they learned about the property, observed staff and operations, and gathered all the information needed to complete a comprehensive consulting project. Read Sara Kim MMH '13's firsthand account
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