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School of Hospitality Announces 2018 Alumni of The Year Awardees

The School of Hospitality Administration is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2018 Alumni of The Year and Young Alumni of The Year awardees. Each year, the School nominates individuals from our talented and distinguished alumni network to receive the Alumni of The Year award. Recently, the School has begun... More

Fall 2018 Undergraduate Visit Days & Info Sessions

  In October and November, prospective undergraduate students are invited to meet our current students, alumni, and faculty and learn more about life at the School of Hospitality! We will be holding two information sessions, one in Boston and one in New York:   Boston Information Session Friday, October 19th, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00... More

[BU Today] SHA Students Help Real-World Clients with Hospitality Marketing

“Hand your business marketing over to a bunch of college students? That’d be crazy, right? Maybe not. Since 2015, hospitality businesses large and small have been turning to students in Leora Lanz’s classes at the School of Hospitality Administration for help with their marketing challenges. They have not quite handed over the... More

[BU Today] What’s it Like to be a Twin? Elise and Leah Tringale (SHA’18) Tell All

Identical Twins Birthday: April 2, 1996 Hometown: Winchester, Mass. Do you have similar interests and do a lot of things together? Elise and Leah: We both love cooking, working out, trying different restaurants, and traveling. For the most part, we have the same friends. One of us will usually make a friend, then within a short time, More

[SKIFT] Dr. Mody on Carlson Rezidor’s Rebrand as Radisson

Super 8, Days Inn, Ramada, Howard Johnson, Dolce, and Travelodge have a lot more in common than just being hotel brands. Together, the franchises represent just some of the 20 hotel brands that form Wyndham Hotel Group . Now it’ll be that much easier for consumers, including loyalty customers, to identify the connection. Twelve... More

[The Daily Free Press] SHA’s Classroom to Classroom Program Set to Expand

Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration is working to expose more of its students to international cultures and conventions by expanding its signature Classroom to Classroom program. Classroom to Classroom partners SHA students with universities and faculty around the world and matches classes at BU with similar classes offered at those... More

[HMNH] Senior Lecturer Bill Nesto on the Search for the True Chianti

Bill Nesto, senior lecturer at the School of Hospitality and Frances Di Savino, attorney and author, describe the evolution of Chianti as a wine region with historic, cultural, and geographic complexity, then guide guests through a tasting of wines from one of Chianti Classico’s iconic estates. Read more here, and watch below:

Professor Lanz and Dr. Mody on Japan’s Newest Emerging Midscale Brand

Hoshino Resorts, a family-owned hotel company based in Japan that’s been in operation for more than 100 years, just announced its newest brand: OMO. The new midscale brand was designed to appeal to tourists, and to capitalize on the visitor boom that Japan has experienced in recent years, as well as... More

SHA Alum: New Twists on Classic Dishes

Brian Arnoff had always dreamed of owning his own restaurant, but when he graduated from BU’s School of Hospitality Administration during the Great Recession, restaurants were closing and jobs were scarce. So Arnoff (SHA’09) came up with a bold plan. Instead of taking a job at his family’s moving and storage... More

Dr. Makarand Mody on New Lifestyle Hotel Brands

Like many other luxury hotel groups before it, Jumeirah Group hopes it can appeal to even more travelers with its newest brand.  Jumeirah’s decision to enter this space isn’t surprising, said Makarand Mody, assistant professor of hospitality marketing at the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration. “Lifestyle brands certainly represent the way forward... More