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Ray Bennett sharing his professional experiences during the 2022 P.O.C. Ph.D. Pathway in Hospitality & Tourism Conference held at at BU School of Hospitality Administration

BU School of Hospitality Administration Announces Passing of Ray Bennett, Advisory Board Member and President, U.S. & Canada, Franchising and Managed by Marriott Select Brands for Marriott International, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2022 (May 9, 2022) Boston, MA – Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Ray Bennett, BU SHA Advisory Board Member and President, U.S. and Canada, Franchising, and Managed by Marriott Select Brands for Marriott International... More

Global Hospitality March 2022 Winners

[Global Hospitality] SHA Faculty and Alumni Honored in the Global Hospitality Awards

In the International Hospitality Institute's March issue of Global Hospitality Magazine, SHA faculty and alumni were honored in the Global Hospitality Awards. Boston University's School of Hospitality Administration would like to congratulate these industry-leading figures for paving the way in educating future hospitality leaders. Global 25 Most Influential Educators in Hospitality ... More

Boston University School of Hospitality Administration Bestows Annual Icon Award to the Founders of Airbnb: Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk, and Joe Gebbia At School’s 2022 Hospitality Leadership Summit

(March 16, 2022) Boston, MA – Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) is proud to announce that the third annual ICON award will be presented to Airbnb co-founders: Brian Chesky, CEO, Nathan Blecharczyk, Chief Strategy Officer, and Joe Gebbia, Chairman of Airbnb.org. The ICON award recognizes innovators who... More

BU SHA MMH Senior Living

BU School of Hospitality Administration Expands Masters-Level Senior Living Program with a Weekend Masters Degree Program for Executives-in-Training

(March 1, 2022) Boston, MA - Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) Dean Arun Upneja, Ph.D., and Leora Halpern Lanz, ISHC, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and Faculty Chair of the School’s Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) degree program, have announced a Weekend Masters Program in Senior... More

Is a Hospitality Management Master’s Degree Worthwhile?

If you aspire to start or advance your career in hospitality relevant industries, you should think about pursuing a master’s degree in hospitality management. However, enrolling in a graduate program is a serious life decision. Considering the time and money you will need to invest, it’s smart to ask this important... More

Dean's Lecture Series Spring 2022

Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) Announces the Spring 2022 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series

(Updated - February 16, 2022) Boston, MA – Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) continues its year-long 40th-anniversary celebration with events and programs to mark this milestone including the return of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series. These talks feature top-level experts and entrepreneurs across the industry spectrum on... More

By Drazen Zigic

What Does the Future of Restaurants Look Like? Insights from Hospitality Experts

  Even though life is slowly returning to normal in 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been a grueling year and a half for many restaurants and foodservice businesses. For those who have survived, the future looks incredibly uncertain, facing emerging challenges in the industry.    To help restaurants and foodservice businesses... More

BU School of Hospitality Administration Expands Advisory Board with the Appointment of Three New Members

BU School of Hospitality Administration Expands Advisory Board with the Appointment of Three New Members

(November 1, 2021) Boston, MA – Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) has announced the appointment of three new members to its Advisory Board: Ray Bennett, President, U.S. and Canada, Franchising, and MxM MSB of Marriott International Inc., Carlos Flores, President & CEO of Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, More

Fall 2021 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series

Boston University School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) Announces the Fall 2021 Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series

(October 7, 2021) Boston, MA – Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) continues its year-long 40th-anniversary celebration with events and programs to mark this milestone including the return of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series. These talks feature top-level experts and entrepreneurs across the industry spectrum on select Fridays... More

Boston University School of Hospitality Administration 40th Anniversary

BU School of Hospitality Administration Marks 40th Anniversary with Year-long Celebrations, Special Events, and Speaker Series

(August 10, 2021) Boston, MA – Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration (BU SHA) proudly kicks off its 40th anniversary this September 2021 with a year-long celebration featuring an enlightening and engaging line-up of special events to further build community, connections, and memorable moments – all hallmarks of hospitality. Highlights... More

[Elsevier] Dr. Makarand Mody, Ph.D., Publishes an Article Exploring Effects of Airbnb on Non-hosting Residents

[Elsevier] Dr. Makarand Mody, Ph.D., Publishes an Article Exploring Effects of Airbnb on Non-hosting Residents

Dr. Makarand Mody, Ph.D., recently published an article in the Tourism Management Perspectives journal exploring the effects of Airbnb on non-hosting residents. The article, "Does Airbnb impact non-hosting Residents' quality of life? Comparing media discourse with empirical evidence," shows that despite the media's portrayal of Airbnb disrupting residents' quality of... More