CHS France Joins Other U.S. College Alumni for Cocktails

The CHS France chapter, along with the alumni associations of other prestigious universities, organised a Christmas Cocktail reception. Representatives from the following alumni associations attended the event:

  • Cornell Club
  • IMHI
  • Ivy+
  • AUC (American Universities Club in France)
  • Cornell law
  • UC Berkeley
  • California State University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • HEC
  • Thunderbird University
  • University of Chicago

Javier Cedillo Espin ‘00, CEO of onefinestay hosted the event in one of their fine properties in Paris on December 14, 2017.

We presented the new concept of red and white wines by the glass from D-Vine the first wine tasting machine that aerates and brings to the right temperature high quality wines in less than a minute. This technological innovation has been created in France by a young company called 10-Vins and has already won several awards. The food was sponsored by Les Bocaux du Bistrot: elected “Best Parisien Bistrot” in 2012, the team created small traditional dishes with local products, served in jars as our grand-parents did.

CHS France Joins Other US University Alumni to Celebrate the Holidays

CHS France Joins Other US University Alumni to Celebrate the Holidays

CHS Collegiate Chapter – Coffee Chat

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017 the CHS Collegiate Chapter hosted CHS Global President Cheryl Boyer ’87 for a Coffee Chat. Joining Cheryl was Robert Mandelbaum ’81, along with current CHS-CC board members Andre Guacelli ’19, Eric Reuben ’19, and Bryan Lustig ’18.  In addition to discussing career opportunities in the hospitality industry, the group celebrated the highly successful “Conversations with Alumni” project.  Please use the following link to learn more:

CHS-CC Chats with Cheryl Boyer ’87

NYC Chapter Celebrates at the Edition

On January 26, 2017, the New York City chapter kicked off the New Year in style.  Area Hotelies gathered at the New York EDITION hotel for the first happy hour event of the year.

New York Hotelies kick off 2017 with a happy hour at the EDITION hotel.

NYC Chapter enjoys Happy Hour.

Happy Hour buffet.

AlpAdria and Eastern European Chapter Hosts Annual Meeting

Chapter members from Italy, Switzerland, Hungary and Austria convened in September in Vienna, Austria, at 25Hours hotel for the AlpAdria and Eastern European meeting to review chapter happenings, network and plan for the year ahead. Attendees also toured the newly renovated Hotel Bristol with General Manager Gerald Krischek, visited a new hotel development at “Schubertring” with architect, Christian Heiss, and enjoyed a variety of fun activities including dinners, brunches, and dancing at various locales throughout the city. The event included board activities and elections, as well as relevant lectures, presentations from prominent industry professionals, and candid dialogue about the future of the Eastern European hospitality industry.

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Northern California Chapter Hosts Annual Party and Silent Auction


Northern California hotelies gathered in December at the Orchard Hotel in heart of San Francisco to mix, mingle and celebrate the holiday season. The festivities featured a silent auction with gifts donated by alumni, including accommodations at several hotels, an in-home dining experience with a top local chef, and more. Proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the CHS Northern California Gail Minsky MPS ‘84 Scholarship Fund, which benefits Cornell Hotel School students from Northern California.

See more from the Northern CA Chapter by following their Facebook page.

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Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting Creates Influential Connections

Building a powerful network is a vital part of any Hotelie’s success in the hospitality and travel industry. The connections created during a student’s time at Cornell University offer a wealth of resources they can use to foster career development, help others, and enrich their personal growth.  Cornell Hotel Society coordinates many events throughout the year to allow student opportunities to develop their personal network while enhancing their education. This year, select students were invited to take the opportunity to attend the 20th Annual Asia Pacific Regional Meeting held in Okinawa, Japan. Attendees Emily Jo Yeterian ’15 and Tara Lobo ’15 share their experience and insights from their recent trip:

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Emily Jo Yeterian: I knew that I would be engaging with spectacular Hotelies, but what I didn’t know was that they would become great new friends and mentors. Throughout the weekend, I was able to meet and socialize with Hotelies whom I never would have had the chance to interact with had I not been in attendance.

Tara Lobo: There were so many amazing alumni in attendance at the 2014 CHS Asia Pacific Regional Conference this year that it is rather hard for me to narrow down the list! Across the board, each alumnus displayed a strong sense of hospitality. Passionate, welcoming, and strikingly humble, those alumni that I met during this conference reminded me once again of the reasons why I fell in love with my school and the hospitality industry.

Emily Jo Yeterian: The most inspiring alum I had the extreme good fortune to meet was Yoshinori Isozaki, the CEO and President of Kirin Beer Company—a leading Japanese beer company. He not only inspired me with his incredible generosity, but also with his true passion and love for his work. Yoshinori Isozaki showed me that you can truly love what you do and never have to “work” a day in your life. You CAN follow your dreams and wholeheartedly love your job. Before this experience, I had never believed that could be a reality, but Yoshinori Isonaki showed me this was possible.



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Tara Lobo: This conference gave me the ability to meet alumni on the other side of the world, dealing with Asian markets first-hand. Now that I have had the opportunity to develop connections in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, and Taiwan, I look forward to growing my knowledge through these new contacts during future projects and research.

Emily Jo Yeterian: I have never felt more proud to be a member of the Cornell Hotel Society than after coming back from my trip to Japan. I will never forget all the friends and mentors I had the distinct pleasure to meet or the beautiful memories we made on the beaches of Okinawa.