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CHS South Florida Celebrates the Holidays by Viewing the Annual Winterfest Boat Parade

On December 9th, 2017 Lee ‘69 and Mary Pillsbury hosted a beautiful holiday party for the CHS South Florida Chapter in their Ft. Lauderdale home. Over 60 alumni and their families attended including Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs and Development, Jon Deninson. Guests also had front row views to the annual Winterfest Boat Parade where over 100 boats decked out with holiday lights and decorations float through the Intracoastal Waterway.

CHS South Florida 2017 Holiday Party

CHS South Florida 2017 Holiday Party

CHS South Florida 2017 Holiday Party

COB Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs and Development, Jon Deninson

Host Lee Pillsbury ’69

CHS South Florida Welcomes Dean Walsh

On November 28, 2017 the CHS South Florida Chapter welcomed Dean Kate Walsh and Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs and Development Meg Keilbach to Miami with a cocktail reception hosted by Mast Capital at The Conrad Miami. Hotelies and their guests enjoyed Brickell’s nighttime city and waterfront views while chatting with the Dean in this intimate setting.

CHS South Florida Welcomes Dean Walsh

CHS South Florida Welcomes Dean Walsh

CHS South Florida Welcomes Dean Walsh

CHS South Florida Welcomes Dean Walsh

CHS South Florida Welcomes Dean Walsh

Hotel School and CHS Honor Tourism Minister Dionisio James D’Aguilar ‘86

On Friday, July 28, 2017, the Hotel School and Southern Florida Chapter honored Dionisio James D’Aguilar, the Minister of Tourism for the Bahamas. Minister D’Aguilar received a BS degree from the Hotel School in 1986, and his MBA from the Johnson School in 1987.  The reception was held in the presidential suite of the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay in conjunction with the National Association of Black Hotel Owners Operators and Developers conference.

SHA and CHS Honor Bahamas Tourism Minister Dionisio James D’Aguilar ‘86

Hotelies Gather to Honor Bahamas Tourism MinisterDionisio James D’Aguilar ‘86

Hotelies Gather to Honor Bahamas Tourism Minister Dionisio James D’Aguilar ‘86

Hotelies Gather to Honor Bahamas Tourism Minister Dionisio James D’Aguilar ‘86

Hotelies Gather to Honor Bahamas Tourism Minister Dionisio James D’Aguilar ‘86

Hotelies Gather to Honor Bahamas Tourism Minister Dionisio James D’Aguilar ‘86

CHS South Florida – Why The Hotel Industry Is Embracing Virtual Reality

On June 14, 2017, the CHS South Florida chapter, in conjunction with the local HSMAI chapter, hosted a seminar entitled, “Why The Hotel Industry Is Embracing Virtual Reality”. The event was held at The Betsy Hotel in South Beach. Following a rooftop reception, the group listened to a panel of industry authorities including Antonio Batananero, co-founder of FirstView, Marco Fanton, Global Social Media Director of Melia Hotels, and Benji Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer of BCV Social.  Moderating the panel was Miguel Alonso Jr., Ph.D., Director of Research and Economic Development, Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Florida International University.

CHS South Florida – Joint Seminar on Virtual Reality with HSMAI

Panelists discuss Virtual Reality

Rooftop reception – The Betsy Hotel South Beach

Rooftop reception – The Betsy Hotel South Beach

Rooftop reception – The Betsy Hotel South Beach

Second Annual CHRIS/HOLA Reception In Miami

On April 26, the South Florida chapter hosted the second annual Cornell Hotel Society reception in conjunction with the CHRIS/HOLA conferences. The event was held at the LILT Lounge of the EPIC hotel in Miami.  Hotelies from South Florida and throughout the Americas were in attendance and enjoyed the waterfront view during one of the hottest happy hours in Miami.

CHS South Florida CHRIS/HOLA reception at the LILT Lounge in EPIC hotel.

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CHS South Florida – CHRIS/HOLA Reception

CHS South Florida – CHRIS/HOLA Reception