Welcome to the CHS Georgia Chapter website!

We look forward to bringing together all the hotelies in Georgia for some memorable events this year. If you have any programming suggestions or any inquiries in general, please contact Viet Vo ’01. We’ll see you at the next event!

About the Chapter

President – Drew Wallace MMH ’12
Vice President – Sachin Desai ’14
Treasurer – Bhavnesh Vivek ’11
Communications – Liz Longstreet ’08
Social Media – Nancy Chan MMH ’13
Events Director / CAAA Liaison – Robert Mandelbaum ’81
Events Coordinator – Allen Weiss ’01
Events Coordinator – Sally Shan MMH ’14
Events Coordinator – Julian King ’03
Events Coordinator – Kate Redford ’16
Events Coordinator – Viet Vo ’01

The Georgia Chapter has a proud history that dates back to the 1950s. Several of our members have attained leadership roles within state and national hospitality industry trade associations. In addition, Georgia alumni have risen through the CHS ranks to serve as President of the international Cornell Hotel Society organization – M.O. “Bus” Ryan ’54, Jim Petzing ’55, Michael Kay ’61, Tim Dick ’88, and Robert Mandelbaum ’81.

From 2000 to 2004, the Georgia Chapter was a two-time winner on the “Chapter of the Year” award. The award is given to chapters that excel in membership, community service, and fund raising.

The Georgia Chapter of CHS provides financial support to current Georgia residents that attend the Hotel School. As of February 2017, we have an endowed scholarship with a market value close to $150,000. Each year, the school administration selects a Georgia resident in need of financial assistance. If you are interested in contributing to the Georgia Chapter Endowment Fund, please contact the CHS-GA treasurer, or designate your next Cornell donation to the “Georgia Chapter – Cornell Hotel Society Scholarship Fund.” We thank you for your support.

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Atlanta Community Food Bank
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Photo Archive

Event Recaps

CHS Georgia Celebrates Super Bowl LIII With Cornell Football Greats

The CHS Georgia Chapter, in conjunction with the Cornell Alumni Association of Atlanta, held a luncheon celebrating the 2019 Super Bowl and Cornell football’s influence on the big game.

Georgia Chapter Celebrates the Holidays

On December 9, 2018, the Georgia chapter held their annual holiday party at the home of Mark ’77 and Mary Kay Woodworth.

CHS Georgia Tours the Renovated Hotel Clermont

On Monday, November 5th, CHS Georgia toured and got drinks at the newly redeveloped Hotel Clermont.

Atlanta Lodging Outlook 2019

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018 the Georgia Chapter of the Cornell Hotel Society held its annual Atlanta Lodging Outlook breakfast seminar.

Georgia Chapter Welcomes Current Hotelies

On Tuesday August 7, 2018, the CHS Georgia Chapter hosted five current Hotel School students for pizza at the Mellow Mushroom – Brookhaven.

CHS Georgia Entertains Summer Interns

On July 26, 2018 the CHS Georgia chapter entertained seven current Hotel School students that are interning in Atlanta for the summer.

Georgia Chapter Celebrates CHS At 90

The Georgia Chapter celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Cornell Hotel Society on May 12, 2018.

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.

Georgia Chapter Tours New Omni at the Battery

On Thursday, February 27, 2018, the CHS Georgia chapter toured the new Omni Hotel at the Battery.

Georgia Chapter Celebrates the Holidays

On Sunday, December 3, 2017, the Georgia chapter held their annual holiday party at the home of Tim (MMH ’88) and Karen (Johnson ’13) Dick.

CHS Georgia Tours Avalon

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, the Georgia Chapter of the Cornell Hotel Society hosted a walking tour at Avalon followed by lunch at Antico Pizza.

Atlanta Lodging Outlook 2018

On Wednesday, September 6, 2017 the Georgia Chapter of the Cornell Hotel Society held its annual Atlanta Lodging Outlook breakfast seminar.

Georgia Chapter Pizza Party

On Tuesday, August 10, the Georgia chapter gathered at the Mellow Mushroom Brookhaven restaurant to host new and current students from The Hotel School.

Hotelies Gather At The Hunter Conference

On March 22 the CHS Georgia Chapter held its second annual reception during the 2017 Hunter Hotel Conference. The event was hosted by Alan LeBlanc ’84 at his restaurant, White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails.

Grilled Cheese and Wine

Georgia Hotelies gather for a five course meal of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and paired wines.