Entries by Robert Mandelbaum

Cheryl Farr MMH ’04

Cheryl Farr MMH ’04, Founder & Chief Strategist of SIGNAL.csk Brand Partners, shares what it means for her to be a Hotelie for Life®. “Since my days in tourism and as a travel writer, I’ve always had a passion for creating unforgettable experiences for others. So, when it was time to go to business school, […]

Georgia Chapter Goes Bold

On July 19, 2022, Atlanta area Hotelies gathered for craft beers, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.  It was the first in-person chapter event since the 2019 holiday party.  Over 30 Hotelies ranging from current students through the class of 1976 attended the event at Bold Monk Brewing Company. New president Lindsay McCall ’12 welcomed the group […]

CHS Announces Inaugural Hotelie Hall of Fame Class

It is with immense privilege and honor that we announce the launch of the Cornell Hotelie Hall of Fame and its inaugural class of inductees on behalf of the Cornell Hotel Society. As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Cornell Hotel School, the recently named Cornell Nolan School of Hotel Administration, it is also […]

Third Annual Berlin Lodging Outlook and 100th Anniversary Dinner

On Friday July 1, 2022, the German Chapter of CHS held its third annual Berlin Lodging Outlook conference at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski.  The event consisted of four professional presentations and a panel discussion.  Topics included a market overview, labor shortages, and leadership diversity. Following the seminar, the CHS chapter held a dinner celebrating the […]

Roberto E. Wirth ’75

Our Cornell Hotel Society (CHS) global community mourns the shocking and untimely loss of another consummate Hotelie, an iconic leader and true hotelier, Roberto E. Wirth class of 1975. He was 72. Roberto continued the legacy of his family’s Swiss hotelier roots in Rome, his favorite city in the world. As Owner and General Manager of the iconic Hotel Hassler, […]

Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Awards After Party

Following the 2022 Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Awards Banquet, Hotelies continued celebrating Cornell Nolan Hotel School’s 100th anniversary at the New York chapter’s After Party. The event was held at the 1920’s Themed Flûte Bar Midtown.  Worlds away from the bustle of Midtown Manhattan, Flûte Midtown operates in a space that was once a […]

CHS Rocky Mountain Chapter: Cornell vs. the Rest of the Wine World

On Sunday, May 22, 2022 thirty members of the CHS Colorado Rocky-Mountain Chapter gathered at alumni Juliette Boone‘s (‘93 & ‘97) house to taste 5 varietals grown by Cornell Alumni winemakers against the same varietals grown elsewhere in the world.  The tasting was guided by certified sommelier Kate Sequeira ’11.  Co-host included Kubs Lalchandani ‘99 […]

NYC Chapter Kicks Off 100th Anniversary Celebration

On May 19, 2022, the CHS New York City Chapter had a great 100th Year Anniversary Kickoff Happy Hour in the Panorama Room of the Graduate Hotel on Roosevelt Island.  The Panorama Room is located on the 18th floor of the hotel and offers breathtaking 360-degree views of New York City.  The group enjoyed light […]