CHS Denver Celebrates CHS at 90

On May 10th the Rocky Mountain Chapter gathered to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of CHS. Chad Wemischner ’13 gave an overview of the four different Champagnes and then guests enjoyed a tasting! A spring menu of small bites was prepared by Mara Jaffe ’17. It was a fun and festive evening in Denver!

CHS Rocky Mountain Chapter celebrates CHS at 90.

CHS Rocky Mountain Chapter celebrates CHS at 90.

CHS Rocky Mountain Chapter celebrates CHS at 90.

CHS Rocky Mountain Chapter celebrates CHS at 90.

 

CHS London Celebrates CHS at 90

On May 10 CHS London celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Cornell Hotel Society by hosting a reception in the Pinafore Room at The Savoy Strand. The evening’s festivities included a champagne toast and canapes.

CHS London Celebrates CHS at 90

Central Florida Chapter Kicks Off 2018 With Spring Event

The Central Florida Cornell Hotel Society event hosted by the elegant “Rosen Plaza Hotel” located in Orlando Florida was held on April 27th, 2018. The event was sponsored by our honored fellow Cornellian Harris Rosen ‘61, General Manager & fellow Hotelie Derek Baum ‘88, and Catering & Convention Services Director Crystal Grice a true professional. This was our 2018 spring event, kicked off our year with class and style. Our event opened with a color guard who presented arms & colors to the national anthem. Tom Cleary ‘89 also provided a special tribute to our honored guest “Cay Dermody” with a life time achievement award for her partnership with her beloved late husband Emeritus Professor Donal Dermody ‘53. It was a touching moment for all Cornellians. Larry then invited Mike McLaughlin ‘13 (incoming President) up on stage to acknowledge the passing of the Presidential torch, which Mike provided enthusiasm to serve beside Lisa Szeto (chapter VP), support and commit in taking our chapter to the next level. In close, Peter Yesawich ‘72 provided the most eloquent wonderful tribute to Larry Stuart ‘76 for his 10 years of service as president of the chapter as well as accolades for his newly pre-released book “The Spirit Of Hospitality.” In close, it was the most prestigious, wonderful event we have ever hosted over the last decade. Hotelies for life ~ Life is Service!

CHS Central Florida Spring 2018 Event

CHS Central Florida Spring 2018 Event

CHS Central Florida Spring 2018 Event

CHS Central Florida Spring 2018 Event

CHS Central Florida Spring 2018 Event

CHS Rocky Mountain Chapter Tours Kimpton Hotel Born

On April 17 the Colorado Rocky Mountain Chapter toured the Kimpton Hotel Born in downtown Denver. The group enjoyed Happy Hour in the hotel’s bar, Citizen Rail, and then toured the unique meeting spaces and the Centennial Suite. The hotel opened in August as the newest luxury hotel near Union Station. Each guest room features floor-to-ceiling windows and a curated, entirely original art collection.

CHS Rocky Mountain Tours Kimpton Hotel Born

CHS Rocky Mountain Tours Kimpton Hotel Born

CHS Rocky Mountain Tours Kimpton Hotel Born

 

 

CHS New York – Annual F&B Business Panel

On April 4, 2018, the CHS New York Chapter held its sixth annual F&B Business Panel. This year’s event was held at The James NoMad Hotel. The following panelists discussed how F&B has reemerged into the spotlight, continuing to evolve, and innovate within traditional and non-traditional hotel environments.

  • John Meadow ‘02 – LDV Hospitality
  • Bridget Higgins – Marriott International
  • Bruce Blum – Liberty Hotel Advisors
  • Jeremy Behmoaras ’09 – Sydell Group

Networking with delicious cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres followed the panel discussion.

The James NoMad Hotel

CHS Japan Welcomes Prof. Quan and Students

In April 2018, Daniel Quan Ph.D., Robert C. Baker Professor in Real Estate, School of Hotel Administration, and his students in Real Estate Program visited Tokyo for a field trip. On April 2, CHS Japan hosted a party at the Boomin Vinum restaurant in their honor. About 25 Cornell graduates gathered to welcome the field trip group consisting of Prof. Quan, assistant Ms. Erica Heim, and 14 RE program students. Some of the alumni were students and teaching assistants of Prof. Quan, and were very happy to see him again.

CHS Japan hosts Prof. Dan Quan and 14 students from the Real Estate Program.

CHS Japan hosts Prof. Dan Quan and 14 students from the Real Estate Program.

CHS Japan hosts Prof. Dan Quan and 14 students from the Real Estate Program.

CHS Japan Annual General Meeting & New Year’s Party

On February 15, 2018, CHS Japan held their annual General Meeting and New Year’s party at Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho, a very unique hotel with non-traditional design and a friendly atmosphere. Forty-seven Cornellians, their families and guests joined the event and learned details about the hotel during a very informative presentation.

CHS Japan gathers at the Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho to celebrate New Years.

CHS Japan gathers at the Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho to celebrate New Years.

CHS Japan gathers at the Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho to celebrate New Years.

CHS New England Celebrates the Coming of Spring

During the last week of March, CHS New England hosted a networking event at Boston’s newest hot spot, City Winery Boston; a venue featuring a winery, an entertainment venue, and a restaurant. The group enjoyed cocktails and conversation and toasted to the start of spring!

Pictured: Nate Berkowitz ’11, YuQun Lu ’16, Michelle Cannon ’13, Mike Hintsa ’15, Sebastian Colella ’05, Yana Bushoy ’10, Alan Suzuki ’03, Sadie Garside ’15, Nala Holmes ’12, Greg Bodenair ‘10

CHS General Meeting at HEC 93

On Friday, March 16, 2018 the Cornell Hotel Society held its annual General Meeting during HEC ’93.

Global President Bill Minnock ’79 opened the meeting with a review of the CHS goals for 2018. The highlight of the year will be a worldwide celebration of the 90th anniversary of CHS. Each chapter is encouraged to host an event on, or near, the May 12 anniversary date. CHS Collegiate Chapter President Michael Baldyga ’19 then provided an update on an impressive calendar of student events for the year.

Dean Kate Walsh addressed the alumni in attendance with a review of her agenda for The Hotel School. This included an update on the search for the new Dean of the College of Business, and SHA’s plan for expanded undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs in New York City. Following her presentation, several CHS Chapter Presidents presented Dean Walsh with checks for their respective scholarship funds.

The meeting concluded with First Vice President Dexter Wood ’87 interviewing the three finalists for the Hotelie for Life® Senior Prize: Kayti Stanley ‘18, Alex Levy ’18, and Christie Choy ’18.

Click on link to watch the video (Note: the CHS meeting starts at the 32 minute mark.)

President Bill Minnock ’79 discusses plans for the 90th anniversary of CHS.

Dean Walsh shares her vision for The Hotel School.

CHS Chapter Presidents present Dean Walsh with donations for their respective scholarship funds.

CHS Collegiate Chapter President Michael Baldyga ’19 provides an update on chapter events.

First Vice President Dexter Wood ’87 interviews the three finalists for the Hotelie for Life® Senior Prize.

Nearly 80 percent of CHS funds go toward student, faculty, and chapter support.

CHS Georgia Hosts Hunter Conference Reception

On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the CHS Georgia Chapter hosted its 3rd Annual Hunter Hotel Conference Reception at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktail. Our host for the event was Alan LeBlanc ’84. Sponsors included White Oak Kitchen & Cocktail, Burr & Forman LLP, and Davidson Hotels and Resorts. Approximately 65 Hotelies from across the country, and their guests, enjoyed fine food and beverages while networking and catching up.

CHS Georgia hosts Hotelies attending the Hunter Hotel Conference.

CHS Reception at Hunter Hotel Conference.

CHS Reception at Hunter Hotel Conference.

CHS Reception at Hunter Hotel Conference.

CHS Reception at Hunter Hotel Conference.