The 2019 Annual CHS EMEA Regional Meeting was held in Cannes, France during early May. Hotelies explored the local areas, such as Grasse, Monte Carlo, and St. Honorat Island, and sampled foods and wines from the local region of Côtes d’Azur. The weekend also had some fantastic talks about leading and retaining talent with the new generation of hoteliers, led by SHA Professor Cathy Enz. And time was spent doing what Hotelies do best: networking! Many thanks to the speakers: Mr. …Jeffrey Scott ’91, Mr. Michel Chevillon, Professor Cathy Enz, and Dr. Demian Hodari ’96 for their wonderful contributions, and to Dean Kate Walsh for traveling to France to share in the experience. Most of all, thank you to all the attending alumni Hotelies who made this event a success! See you next year in Rome!
On February 2, 2018, the CHS France chapter joined alumni from other U.S. universities to celebrate Brazilian Happy Hour. The event was held in Restaurant Boteco in Paris.
In the photo, left to right:
- Yves Rebuel (President Alumni Association University of Chicago)
- Roberto Abramovitch (President Alumni Association Thunderbird)
- Monika Moser PDP ’99 (President of CHS France)
- Axel Lambert (Harvard)
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
- AUC (American Universities Club in France)
- Cornell law
- UC Berkeley
- California State University
- University of Pennsylvania
- 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.
On September 13, 2017 the CHS France Chapter hosted a private tour of the Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel. The hotel went through a complete renovation during the past four years. Tristan Auer, the interior designer of the public spaces, guided the tour.
On October 5, 2017, the CHS France Chapter had a great evening celebrating the Oktoberfest in Paris. The festivities were held at the Paris Event Center.
The CHS France chapter gathered on June 26, 2017 to listen to a panel of experts discuss “Measuring Design Success”. Special guest Professor Stephani Robson ’88, MS ’99, PhD ’10 led the discussion, along with Karl Bieberach ’96 with Hospitality Development, Dan Kwan, CCO & Regional Director with Wilson Associates and, Tristan Auer, Principal with Atelier Tristan Auer. Thanks for chapter President Monika Moser PDP ’16 with Wilson Associates for organizing and hosting the event.