The Center for Hospitality Research was created in 1992 for the purpose of expanding both the quality and volume of research supporting the hospitality industry and its related service industries.

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Director's Welcome

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"The Center for Hospitality Research’s goal is to produce and disseminate high-impact applied research relevant to today and tomorrow’s hospitality industry. To achieve this, the CHR brings together researchers, students, and executives to jointly explore critical issues that face the modern hospitality industry. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, we can then bring the results of the leading research to the entire hospitality industry at no charge..." Read more

News & Features from CHR

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November 9, 2023

Winds of Change in the Hospitality Industry

Nolan School Professor Chekitan Dev and Expedia’s Hari Nair, MMH ’02, discuss ten trends changing the world of hospitality, travel, and tourism.

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October 23, 2023

Small Hotels in Lake George Flourish with Novel Hybrid Approach

Advertising on Airbnb as well as traditional hotel channels creates a new path to year-round rental success for small hotels in Lake George, NY.

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September 20, 2023

A Case Study on Barbados Tourism: Repositioning a Struggling Country Brand

A case study coauthored by Professor Chekitan Dev centers on the Caribbean Island nation of Barbados’ strategy to increase stay-over tourism.


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COVID-19 insights and tools for the hospitality industry

The Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration has developed a collection of resources to equip all sectors of the hospitality industry with tools and guidance as its leaders continue to navigate the unprecedented impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Members in the News

March 2, 2022

HSMAI’s Top 25 Extraordinary Minds of 2021: Kelly McGuire, Principal, Travel & Hospitality, ZS

Kelly McGuire, MMH ’01, PhD ’07, Managing Principal Hospitality, ZS

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Welcome New CHR Board Member!

Ashli Johnson brings nearly 20 years of leadership, consulting, and academic experience with top hospitality brands to her new role.

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November 23, 2021

CDO Magazine Announces Its 2021 List of Top Data Executives from the Leisure and Travel Industry

Featuring Jess Petitt ’05, Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy, Insights & Analytics, Hilton

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