The School of Hotel Administration manages four centers and institutes: Center for Hospitality Research (CHR); Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship; Center for Real Estate and Finance; and Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations..
The Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) was created in 1992 for the purpose of expanding both the quality and volume of research supporting the hospitality industry and its related service industries.
The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship, which opened in 2006, teams students with seasoned faculty and accomplished entrepreneurs to help them develop the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions.
The Center for Real Estate and Finance, established in 2009, is the foremost clearinghouse for hospitality real estate and finance information. Defined by its intellectual capital, industry experience, and rigorous academics, the center is respected as a leader of real estate and finance.
The Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations was established in 2013 as a platform for students, employers, employees, unions, and their advocates involved in the hospitality industry.
The Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures was established in 2015 as a cross-campus collaboration between the School of Hotel Administration and the College of Human Ecology. The institute is the first academic center in the country to combine hospitality, environmental design, and health policy and management into a broad-based platform to improve service in healthcare, wellness, and senior living.