On Saturday, June 29, 2019 alumni of the New England Chapter volunteered at Cradles to Crayons – The Giving Factory in Boston. Cradles to Crayons provides essential items to children living in homeless or low-income situations. The clothes, toys and school supplies will help the children thrive in school, home and play. Twelve alumni and guests enjoyed a productive session helping to sort various items. The Chapter looks forward to returning!
The New England Chapter hosted a tour and reception at Boston’s newest boutique hotel, the 163-room Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall Boston. Property management provided attendees guided tours of the hotel’s well-designed, stylish guestrooms, its modern public areas, as well as its back of house. The 25 alumni and guests convened in the hotel’s restaurant and bar, Bar Mercato, for a reception to toast the new addition to the local lodging market.
CHS New England Spring 2019 Reception at Alcove, one of Boston newest restaurants in the West End, to bid farewell to winter and welcome the spring season. Two past Chapter Presidents, Reed Woodworth ‘84 and Andrea Foster ’96, attended the event to report back on their exciting trip to Ithaca for HEC and the Annual CHS Meeting.
Cornell Hotel Society’s New England Chapter partnered with Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration to present the eighth annual Boston Lodging Pulse on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Designed to provide forward-looking insight on the latest national and local market industry forecasts and create an interactive discussion amongst professionals in the hospitality industry, the event has drawn a growing crowd year after year. Mark Woodworth MPS ‘78, Senior Managing Director, Head of Lodging Research at CBRE Hotels provided the “pulse” portion of the program featuring an outlook on the national and the Boston lodging market, exploring trends in both revenues and expenses. David Attardi, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Kalibri Labs presented an in-depth analysis of the data collected by Kalibri Labs and the story it tells about distribution channels and the trends and costs associated with each.
Moderated by Lesley Silberstein ’78 of Silberstein & Associates, this year’s panel discussion focused on the ever-changing landscape of distribution channels and a conversation focusing on a hotel’s ‘optimal mix.’ The panel featured David Attardi, Roy Madhok, Regional Director of Revenue for Highgate, and Jake Stein, Expedia’s Senior Director of Global Partner Group.
As a result of the event’s record attendance and Group One Partners, the event’s Title Sponsor, the 2018 Lodging Pulse raised over $3,000 for both the local chapter’s SHA scholarship fund and Boston University’s School of Hotel Administration.
On May 10th, the New England Chapter held an exciting event celebrating the 90th anniversary of Cornell Hotel Society. The Chapter celebrated the milestone at Boston’s newest Mexican restaurant, Bodega on Canal, with thirty local alumni and their guests.
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!
The New England Chapter gathered for some after-work bowling on February 15. With 15 alumni and guests in attendance, the Chapter bowled the night away in Somerville’s Davis Square! The event was right up everyone’s alley as many alums reminisced of bowling at Helen Newman Bowling Center!
On January 5, 2018, the CHS New England Chapter held its annual Holiday Party at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston. Over 70 alumni and guests gathered to beat out the below zero temperatures to celebrate the New Year, mingle with fellow alumni, and raise money for the Chapter’s scholarship fund. As part of its annual tradition, alumni and friends ended the night with a rousing rendition of the Alma Mater and Evening Song. Unfortunately, Dean Walsh got snowed in back in Ithaca and could not attend.