Philadelphia Hotelies Gathers To Taste Beverages of the Finger Lakes

Philadelphia area alumni gathered in the new event space at the Reading Terminal Market for a lively and informative tasting of “Beverages of the Finger Lakes”. Hotel School lecturers Cheryl Stanley ’00 and Douglass Miller presented a selection of outstanding hard cider, beer, wines and even bourbon being produced in a region near and dear to our hearts.  Cheryl and Doug shared industry trends and stories of Hotelie innovators.

Prof. Cheryl Stanley ’00

Prof. Doug Miller

CHS ITB Breakfast

On March 7, Hotelies from around the world gathered for the annual CHS breakfast held in conjunction with the ITB travel conference in Berlin.

Hotelies Gather for Breakfast During 2017 ITB Conference in Berlin

CHS ITB Breakfast 2017

CHS ITB Breakfast 2017

CHS ITB Breakfast 2017


Arizona Chapter Takes Themselves Out To The Ball Game

In Arizona, spring means baseball! Hotelies from the CHS Arizona Chapter gathered at the Salt Fields in Scottsdale for a Spring Training game between the Oakland A’s and the Colorado Rockies.

Left to Right: Scott Roby ’99, Julie Allen MMH ’10, Steve Eberhart ’82, Doug McCorkle ’88,. Lenka Hospodka ’76, Bruce Sandground ‘84

2017 Hotel Industry Annual Forum

On Thursday, March 23, the Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter held their annual Hotel Industry Forum at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bethesda, MD. The theme for this year’s event was “The Evolution of Hotel Brands.” A panel of industry experts shared their insights with 75 alumni and industry leaders.

This year’s panel consisted of:

  • Matt Wexler (moderator), Principal and Managing Partner at Foxhall Partners
  • Julius Robinson, VP and Global Lead of Autograph Collection at Marriott International
  • Aaron Katz, President and CEO of Modus Hotels
  • Morriah Mryszuk, Senior Design Director at RD Jones & Associates

All proceeds from the event went towards the chapter’s scholarship fund.

CHS DC Chapter Leaders and Industry Forum Panelists

CHS Singapore HICAP Update Reception

The annual HICAP Update conference in Singapore always presents a great opportunity to connect with fellow Hotelies from near and far. This year was no exception as a number of regional alumns were in Singapore for the three-day long event. Leveraging JW Marriott South Beach’s close proximity to the HICAP’s venue, the CHS Singapore family gathered for a casual reception at the Court Martial Bar, which also served as a launching point for property tours throughout the night.  With approximately 35-40 members in attendance, the event proved to be another roaring success for the Singapore chapter and we already look forward to next year’s reception.

CHS Singapore Holds Reception During HICAP

Entrance to JW Marriott

Court Martial Bar – JW Marriott

Singapore Skyline from Guest Room

Hotelies Love Bathrooms

Hotelies Love Beds

Singapore Skyline

Burning Off Calories from the Reception

German Chapter Tours HafenCity in Hamburg

Members of the German Chapter enjoyed dinner and a tour of the innovative HafenCity in Hamburg. The Hotelies visited the 25 Hours Hotel Hafencity, the Ameron Hotel Speicherstadt, and the Westin Hamburg Elbphilharmonie. Thanks to Tobias Brown PDP’96 and Andreas Martin PDP’98 for organizing the event.

RVP Jeff Scott ’91 Addresses the Group




Walking Tour

Japanese Chapters Celebrate New Year’s

On Friday, February 17, 2017, the Tokyo and Kansai chapters gathered together to celebrate the New Year. The event was held on the top floor of the Andaz Tokyo. Andaz General Manager Ross Cooper, and Hyatt Regional Vice President Mr. Abe welcomed CHS to the hotel. The Hotelies in attendance appreciated the amazing buffet of food and drinks while enjoying the breathtaking view.

Special thanks to CHS Regional Vice President Mr. Tanuma for hosting the event.

Andaz GM Ross Cooper welcomes the Hotelies to his property.

The amazing food buffet.

Combined members of the Tokyo and Kansai chapters.

Hotelies listen to the event hosts.

Of course there was wine.

Rocky Mountain Chapter Hosts Their Annual Hospitality Summit

On February 23, the Rocky Mountain chapter hosted their annual Denver Hospitality Summit. This year’s event was sponsored by the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (BHFS). Sage Hospitality hosted the seminar at their new Halcyon Hotel in Cherry Creek. Over 100 Hotelies and local hoteliers were in attendance.

CHS Denver chapter President Ali Hoyt ’12 opened the proceedings with an STR industry overview, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Nicole Ament with BHFS. The panelists were:

  • Mike Everett ‘99, CIO, Sage Hospitality
  • Tom Luersen, COO, Two Roads Hospitality
  • Anne Bertsch, Vice President – Lodging Development, Marriot International
  • Brian Corbett, Founder & CXO, Inspirato


Panelists Discuss Millennials, the Shared Community, and Hotel Brands.

Ali Hoyt ’12, CHS Rocky Mountain President Provides an Industry Overview from STR

Over 100 Area Hoteliers Gather for the Denver Hospitality Summit

Kansai Chapter Welcomes Professor Verma

On February 27, the CHS Kansai Chapter welcomed Professor and Mrs. Rohit Verma with a reception at Kyoto University.  A total of 36 Cornellians and their guests attended the event.  Since the reception was held at the Kyoto Hotel Okura, the president of the Okura Hotel Chain attended the event.  You can image how impressive the food buffet was!!

CHS Kansai Chapter

Professor Verma Knows Who To Hang Out With

Kansai Hotelies Gather To Welcome Professor Verma

Singapore Chapter Celebrates the Chinese New Year

On February 16, the CHS Singapore Chapter celebrated the Chinese New Year at the Red House Seafood Restaurant, Clarke Quay.


Pretty Tabletop

The Menu

Rob Hecker ’87 Provides the Wine

Future Hotelie

New Years Greetings from Singapore