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Finland, Russia and the Baltic Chapter Lunch

Thanks to Ville Relander IMHI Essec ’05 for hosting the CHS Finland, Russia and Baltic Chapter at his restaurant, The Cock, in Helsinki, Finland.  The event was held on Thursday, June 3.  Ville has hosted a few meetings during COVID when local laws have allowed.  The Hotelies in attendance had a lot of issues to […]

Hollis Silverman ‘00

Hollis Silverman ‘00, Founder of Eastern Point Collective, Owner/Operator of The Duck & The Peach DC, La Collina DC, and The Wells DC in Washington, DC shares with us what it means to her to be a Hotelie for Life®: “Discovering, adapting, listening, innovating…all of these things are part of being a #HotelieForLife. For me, […]

In Memoriam

We have recently been informed of the following Hotelies that have passed. Michael K. Burkeen ’91                   October 15, 2020 Robert B. Moore ’51                         September 6, 2020 Dexter Simpson Kimball ’59          October 29, 2020 Conrado A. Escudero ’56                November 21, 2020 Albert R. Dobie ’55                           September 7, 2020 Lucille Lamborn ’41                         August 30, 2020 Thomas F. […]

Lee Pillsbury ‘69

Lee Pillsbury ‘69, Chairman – TenX Healthcare Systems, Chairman – TLG Investment Partners, Managing Director – Thayer Ventures, shares with us what it means to him to be a Hotelie for Life®. “I’m a Hotelie For Life. I’m fortunate to be part of the best network in the country. It has empowered my success, strengthened […]

Mercy Me – Cocktails in Person!

The CHS Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter hosted their first in-person and virtual programming event of 2021!  Attendees gathered at Mercy Me at Yours Truly (one of DC’s newest hotels) for a cocktail making class, networking, and hotel property tour. The event was held on one of their outdoor patios, with social distancing considered.  The Chapter also […]

Bill Minnock ’79

Bill Minnock ’79, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, shares with us what it means to be Hotelie for Life®. “Being a Hotelie for Life is like being part of a family: anyone affiliated with Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration is family to me. When anyone contacts me or wants help – whether […]

Bill Quain ’74

Bill Quain ’74, Stockton University Professor, worldwide Author/Speaker, shares with us what it means to him to be a Hotelie For Life®.  “When I received that acceptance letter, back in March 1970, I had no idea that my life had changed forever. On my first day at Statler, they took us into the housekeeping department […]

Karim Abouelnaga ’13

Karim Abouelnaga ’13, CEO of Practice Makes Perfect shares with us what it means to him to be a Hotelie for Life®:  “I got into the Hotel School without a single recollection of ever staying at a hotel. I remember sitting in my Intro to Hotel Operations class with Professor McCarthy pretending I knew the […]

Lindsey Cochran Fine ’05

Lindsey Cochran Fine ’05, Head of Mid Market Sales – Food Service & Hospitality and Information Technology at Amazon Business, shares with us what it means to her to be a Hotelie for Life®. “With my first official job at 15 being in a restaurant, I was destined to be a #hotelieforlife I was energized […]

In Memoriam – Arne Sorenson (Hon)

The Cornell Hotel Society (CHS) mourns the loss of Arne Sorenson (Hon), the late President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International, Inc.  In 2018, Mr. Sorenson was elected to be an honorary lifetime member of CHS after receiving the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration 2018 Cornell Hospitality Icon of the Industry Award. During […]