Cornell Hotel Society New York City Hosts Power Breakfast at the Loews Regency New York

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Cornell Hotel Society chapter of New York City ( is proud to announce a special by-invitation only breakfast industry update and networking event – Power Breakfast held at the Loews Regency New York.

The Cornell Hotel Society New York Chapter is the most active alumni chapter of the global network of 60 chapters. The commitment and passion of Hotel School alum remains unparalleled and truly inspiring. We are all proudly #HotelieForLife!

The event, moderated by Arthur Adler, Managing Director & CEO - Americas, Hotels & Hospitality Group for Jones Lang LaSalle, will focus on the past, present, and future of the New York City hotel market. The discussion will be led by both Jonathan Tisch, Chairman of Loews Hotels, and Kirk Kinsell, President and CEO of Loews Hotels.

Tisch is Chairman Emeritus of the United States Travel Association (U.S. Travel), a travel industry lobbying group, a trustee of Tufts University, and a board member of the Tribeca Film Institute. He is a co-owner, a member of the board of directors, and treasurer of the New York Giants Football Team. For six years, he served as Chairman of NYC & Company, the city’s official tourism marketing agency and convention and visitors bureau. In recognition for his leadership and civic involvement, Crain's New York Business named Tisch one of the "Top Ten Most Influential Business Leaders" and was named "CEO of the Year" by the Executive Council of New York in 2006.

In his newly named role as President & CEO, Kirk Kinsell brings more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry to Loews Hotels & Resorts. Prior to joining Loews Hotels, Kinsell spent 19 years with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) holding several leadership positions. As President, Americas, he oversaw the management of more than 3,700 hotels, and was responsible for development and performance of all IHG hotel brands and properties in the Americas. Kinsell was also President for Europe, Middle East and Africa and served as Executive Director for IHG, PLC.

The Loews Regency New York is the home of the iconic “Power Breakfast”, a term coined by the Tisch Family—founders of the hotel—in 1975.

Nikita Sarkar, President of CHS NYC, said, “The Cornell Hotel Society New York Chapter is the most active alumni chapter of the entire global network of 60 chapters. As a self-sustaining non-profit organization, we pride ourselves for serving our local community via creative formal and informal events throughout the year – as well as fund-raising to support students and the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. We are very thankful to our Advisory Board members for their generous support towards this event and more broadly, towards CHS NYC. The commitment and passion of Hotel School alum remains unparalleled and inspiring! Truly #HotelieForLife.”

Erik Warner, Lead Chair for the CHS NYC Advisory Board notes, “The objective of this board is to utilize our more senior alumni members to assist the chapter in creating dynamic events that benefit alums and the hotel community at large. The Tisch Family have their fingers on the pulse of not only the hotel sector data but numerous other international business sectors which produce valuable information for those who own or operate hotels. This 'Power Breakfast' clearly lives up to its name.”

This by-invitation event will be well attended by passionate hotel industry leaders and longstanding friends and supporters of the Cornell Hotel Society. Esteemed guests include Cheryl Boyer - COO Fulcrum Hospitality, Michael Palmeri - SVP Loews Hotels, Glenn Wassermann - CFO Denihan Hospitality Group, Bradley Burwell - Vice President CBRE, Eric Sinoway – CEO Worth Magazine, Bruce Blum – President & Co-Founder of GB Lodging, Ted Teng – CEO Leading Hotels , Keith Kefgen - Managing Director AETHOS Consulting Group among other well-respected industry players.

Space is extremely limited, and breakfast will be served. For questions about this event and/or to design other special interest events and to get involved with CHS NYC, please contact Nikita Sarkar ns323(at)cornell(dot)edu

Rich Levins, CHS NYC Social and Events Director, adds “Our chapter organizes and hosts over a dozen focused and varied events throughout the calendar year to create unique learning and networking opportunities. We are appreciative of all our speakers and sponsors for their continued support and active participation. Ultimately, events like this highlight CHS NYC’s ability to bring together industry icons while spreading the 'Hotelie' spirit.”

About Cornell Hotel Society
Founded in 1925, the Cornell Hotel Society is the alumni association for the School of Hotel Administration. It is considered one of the preeminent collegiate alumni institutions in the world with nearly 80 percent alumni participation, the highest of any universities. The society, which currently has 60 chapters worldwide, promotes the interests of the entire School community and fosters fellowship, education, professionalism, and training among its members. Alumni actively support the school's mission through scholarships, recruiting and hiring graduates, providing internships to students, and helping to identify the best and brightest students for Hotel School programs. By reputation, the CHS is one of the most esteemed and tightly-knit alumni organizations in the industry. The New York City chapter is the largest and most active among the global network with a local membership of over 5,000. For more information, visit: Find us on Facebook

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