Strangers, Welcome.

While some travelers prefer the pampering of an upscale hotel suite, many are settling into the homes of local residents, who also happen to be complete strangers, for an intimate view of their unfamiliar surroundings.

Airbnb provides curious explorers looking for non-traditional travel experiences easy access to communities around the world where locals accept… more »

Own It.

By all appearances, Aziz Hashim had achieved the American dream by the time he was 21 years old. His family immigrated to London from Pakistan when he was six, then came to the United States when he was 13. At 14, he began working nights and weekends at his uncle’s Burger King in Los Angeles… more »

The Globetrotting Hotelier

Posted On November 17, 2014 by Doug Gillett
Categories Features

Hospitality alumnus Dr. Kaye Chon is a regular guest at Hotel ICON, but he’s not there as a tourist. He’s checking up on his students.

One of the top places to stay in Hong Kong, Hotel ICON has won many awards for its luxury accommodations and restaurants, and its lobby features one of the largest… more »

A Conversation with Debby Cannon

Posted On July 9, 2013 by Kathleen Poe Ross
Categories Features

Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration Director Debby Cannon began her hospitality career in human resources with Hyatt Hotels and worked for The Ritz-Carlton for almost a decade before joining the faculty full time in 1991. Now in her 12th year as director, Cannon also teaches Hospitality Human Resources Management and Strategic Hospitality Management.… more »