Chef Barbara Lynch speaks to School of Hospitality students as part of Dean’s Distinguished Speakers Series

Barbara Lynch, a chef and restaurateur from Boston, spoke about her career at Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration on Feb. 3 as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Speakers Series. Lynch, a James Beard Award winner and Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef, opened her first restaurant in 1998 and has since... More

This School of Hospitality Administration Class Doubles as a Marketing Agency for Cities, Hotels, More

Student teams, paired with clients, gain real-world experience When was the last time you went to Revere? If you asked a team of undergraduate students from the School of Hospitality Administration, they’d tell you now is the perfect time to take a trip to the North Shore city. For their Advanced Hospitality Strategic... More

Technology Shaping the Future of the Hospitality Industry | BU SHA

Digital transformation and the leverage of technology play an important role in today’s hospitality industry, especially in the post-pandemic era. Facing the challenges of labor shortage, the rising cost of operation, and the changes in consumer needs and behaviors, hospitality businesses need to pivot their services and products with the... More

A Guide to Choosing a Hospitality Program | BU SHA

A Guide to Choosing the Best Hospitality Program You are adventurous, ambitious, and innovative. You aspire to pursue an exciting career in the hospitality industry—planning events, managing a hotel or a restaurant, or starting your own business. To pursue your dream career, you are ready to take your first step and... More

Boston University School of Hospitality Administration Launches the $50k Poyiadjis Hospitality Innovation Competition

(updated February 3, 2023) Boston, MA – Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) is proud to announce the inaugural $50k Poyiadjis Hospitality Innovation Competition. The competition is open to all BU students and BU alumni (classes 2021 and 2022). The application deadline is Monday, February 20, 2023. With... More

Boston University School of Hospitality Administration 2023 Hospitality Leadership Summit Highlights Experience Innovation

(Updated March 14, 2023) Boston, MA – Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) is proud to announce the annual Hospitality Leadership Summit on Friday, March 24, 2023, 8am-6pm at Hotel Commonwealth (500 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston). The Summit brings together students and faculty with hospitality industry colleagues for... More

[The Washington Post] Professor Makarand Mody Discusses why Airbnb is more successful than ever. Why is everyone so mad at it?

Guests are over fees and chores. Hosts say they can’t fill vacancies. But the company keeps cashing in. Before they became Exhibit A of a supposed “Airbnbust,” Carrie Ann Rink and her family were living a host’s dream in Southern California. They had an attractive property in a desirable area near... More

[GRID] Professor Sean Jung Discusses why Restaurants are cutting hours and closing early amid employee and customer crunch

Why you can’t get a table or a late-night bite to eat. Tough getting a reservation lately at your favorite restaurant — or any restaurant for that matter? Across the nation, restaurants are open fewer hours and closing earlier. Nearly 4 in 5 restaurants nationwide have reduced their hours since 2019. They’ve... More

[The Points Guy] Professor Leora Lanz on Why Luxury Trains are the Next Stop for some Luxury Hotel Brands

You have more than Agatha Christie to thank if you immediately think “Orient Express” when someone brings up the notion of luxury train travel (preferably sans murder). The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express still runs today thanks to travel company Belmond (formerly known as Orient Express Hotels). The luxury train operates between a variety... More

[WalletHub] Professor Makarand Mody Shares his Insight on Best Foodie Cities in America

Americans today apply the term “foodie” to anyone who loves gourmet dining. But foodie culture isn’t limited to restaurants. Foodies enjoy discovering new and unique flavors wherever they can find them, including in their own kitchens and less prominent establishments like street food stalls. For these people, the experience of... More

[buku] Professor Leora Lanz Discusses Soundbites with buku: Think Differently

"We're in a period of revolution, and it's still evolving." A passionate comment from my guest on the latest episode of the Soundbites podcast, Leora Halpern Lanz, ISHC, from Boston University School of Hospitality Administration. Leora talks with me about hospitality's challenge to innovate amidst an unstable time, and it's... More