On November 13, 2019, the CHS GA Chapter held a reception at the new dual-branded AC/Moxy hotel in Midtown Atlanta. The event was hosted by Noble Investment Group Hotelies Steven Nicholas ’92, Aditya Bhoopathy ’99, and Dan Konzelmann ’11. General Manager Tim Dahlen discussed the market position of the relatively new brands, as well as the advantages and challenges of operating a dual-branded hotel. Following the reception, Tim led the group in a tour of the property.
On Sunday, January 12, 2019, 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. Sitting in the shadows of Mercedes Benz Stadium, site of Super Bowl LIII, the College Football Hall of Fame played host to this exciting event with special guests representing Cornell football players that have played in six Super Bowl games over the years.
- Ed Marinaro, Hotel ‘72: Minnesota Vikings – Super Bowls VIII and IX
- Kevin Boothe, Hotel ’05: New York Giants – Super Bowls XLII and XLVI
- Bryan Walters, Arts ’10: Seattle Seahawks – Super Bowls XLVIII and XLIX
Moderating the panel presentation was Mark Newton, Hotel ’74, a member of the Big Red football team from 1971 to 1973.
Special guests greeting the group of 131 Cornellians were Dennis Adamovich, Chief Executive Officer of the College Football Hall of Fame, and Andy Noel, the Meakem Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education for Cornell University. Robert Mandelbaum, Hotel ’81 and Sam Woodworth, Hotel MMH ’16 organized the event.
The Georgia Chapter celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Cornell Hotel Society on May 12, 2018. First, the group gathered at Highland Fine Wine for a tasting led by owner Nick Salpekar – HumEc ‘’96. Afterwards, the group crossed the street to enjoy Hors D’oeuvres and specialty cocktails at Whiskey Bird, a relatively new restaurant owned and operated by Hotelie classmates Chad Crete ’07 and Tony Vipond ’07.
On Tuesday, February 7, 2017 the Georgia Chapter gathered at Three Sheets restaurant in Sandy Springs. Fourteen Hotelies and guests enjoyed a five course dinner of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, each paired with a complementary wine. A special welcome to the new Hotelies in town that attended the event. Thanks to chapter President Drew Wallace MMH ’12 who organized the dinner.