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2024 ICHRIE Hotel Challenge by Knowledge Matters

   
ICHRIE and Knowledge Matters are pleased to present the 2024 ICHRIE Hotel Challenge by Knowledge Matters featuring the Hospitality Collection of Case Simulations. The Competition is sponsored by ICHRIE and Knowledge Matters. The simulation used in the competition was developed in partnership with the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation and Marriott International.
   

The ICHRIE Hotel Challenge by Knowledge Matters encourages participants to test their skills at managing a simulated hotel. Students will be limited as to which concepts they are able to control during the event. What participants control will include various combinations of the following concepts: front desk operations, housekeeping, marketing & public relations, group sales, banquets, pricing & revenue management, social media and restaurant operations. Participants' scores will be based on a balanced scorecard that includes profitability, customer satisfaction, and employee satisfaction. Participants will be ranked based on their balanced scorecard.

Awards

The first through third place nationally ranked students will win the following awards. Awards are funded by the CHRIE FutureFund™.

· 1st Place: $500 (via international money transfer or Mastercard gift card)
· 2nd Place: Complimentary student registration to the 2024 ICHRIE Global Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
· 3rd Place: Complimentary student registration to an ICHRIE Federation conference

Dates & Details

This competition is completely web-based and there is one round for the event. Participants will utilize a limited function online competition version of our Hospitality Collection of Case Simulations. Participants will manage a combination of concepts found within the simulation, but they will not be able to control every concept found under the Actions menu. Concepts that have been disabled will be set adequately and controlled for the participants. Assignments explaining goals and objectives will be available within the competition file.

During the 2024 competition, students are challenged to manage a hotel profitably by overseeing revenue management, group sales, front desk, banquets/meetings and housekeeping.

Students who are currently using, or who have previously used, Case Simulations may use their existing accounts to participate. Students who have not used our online simulation will be given the opportunity to create a new account free of charge.

The competition runs from Monday, 25 March 2024 at 10:00AM EST through Friday, 29 March 2024 at 5:00PM EST. Registration will start on March 11 and will remain open during the entire event.
  
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Rules

ELIGIBILITY: This competition is open to college-level students who are students at schools that are ICHRIE institutional members. Participation is for individuals only (no teams).

Please talk to your instructor or department head to see if your school is an institutional member of ICHRIE. Information about becoming an ICHRIE Institutional Member can be found at: https://www.chrie.org/membership-categories.

CODE OF CONDUCT: Participants agree to compete by the Rules of Competition listed on this page. Participants further agree that all work submitted is work done by the participant. Participants understand that any attempt to hack or cheat the simulation is grounds for removal from the competition and possible further actions. Participants agree to refer any questions on what may constitute a cheat to Knowledge Matters for a decision.

SCORES: In the event of a tie, the individual with the earliest file submission will rank higher, so it is important to get your files ranked early in the competition.

HONOR CODE: All participants agree to be bound by the following Honor Code: I pledge that all work submitted is solely my work. I have received no outside help with the challenge. I pledge not to hack or cheat in any way and agree to report others that I am aware of who hack or cheat.

Support

Due to the high volume of students participating in the event, all questions regarding the competition should be submitted via email. Emails will be answered in the order in which they are received during Knowledge Matters, Inc. business hours which are Mon-Fri from 8:30AM-5:00PM Eastern Time.
  
Contact & Technical Support Questions

    

Disclaimer

Each participant is responsible for having read all the guidelines. ICHRIE and Knowledge Matters, Inc. are not responsible for an entry that is late, lost, misdirected, or not received. Only entries that are received by Knowledge Matters, Inc. will be eligible for scoring and ranking. All technical issues should be directed to our support team as soon as possible for resolution. Because of the wide variation in computer systems, Knowledge Matters, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the performance of its online application on participants' computers. It is the participants' responsibility to check this page for late breaking news or updates.

Inaugural ICHRIE Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) Undergraduate Research Symposium Wrap-Up

The Inaugural ICHRIE Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) Undergraduate Research Symposium is a wrap!  

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2024 Undergraduate Student Research Conference

Co-Hosted by Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

 

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Opening reception: Tuesday, 20 February 2024 

Symposium: Wednesday, 21 February 2024

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Greetings from the Eta Sigma Delta Board of Governors!

I am Kate Price-Howard from Troy University’s Global Campus, with our main campus being in Troy, Alabama. I will be representing ESD in the role of Director of Marketing this academic year and wanted to take this opportunity to introduce, thank, and welcome many of our members and highlight our upcoming events!
 
As we approach a new academic year and the Fall semester, we would not be able to continue thriving forward without the amazing team of outgoing board members who helped ESD become who we are today. A tremendous THANK YOU goes out to Ralf Burbach (ICHRIE – President), Godwin-Charles Ogbeide (Director of Marketing), Ruth Lee O’Rourke (Immediate Past Chair), and Andrea White-McNeil (SECSA).
 
While we are sad to see this team leave the board, this also gives us the opportunity to welcome the new members stepping in and stepping up to fulfill their forward progression. Please help me welcome the following: Chrystel Masdupuy (ICHRIE – President), Alessia Moretti (Euro CHRIE) from César Ritz Colleges Switzerland, Dr. Heather Lewis (SECSA), and myself as Director of Marketing. Heather and I both represent Troy University.


This year we have some exciting events lined up and wanted to get this information out to all chapters as soon as possible!
  • This fall ESD events will kick off with The International Travel Show in New York, New York from 26-28 October 2023. This event includes a networking and professional development event on Wednesday, 25 October 2023, and the New York City Tourism + Conventions Tour on Thursday, 26 October 2023. Registration is under ESD Events on the ICHRIE webpage!
  • In February 2024, we fly south to Miami, Florida for Eta Sigma Delta’s first Undergraduate Student Research Symposium at FIU (north campus) on 21 February 2023. This will coincide with the famous South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) hosted by FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. For those interested in the event industry, there are plenty of opportunities available to gain hands-on experience by volunteering for this event!
  • In May 2024, we will head to Chicago, Illinois for the National Restaurant Association Show from 18-21 May 2024. This will include a back-of-the-house show tour and many networking opportunities!
We hope that you will help us market these exciting international events for our ESD students, faculty, and affiliates and we hope to see you there!
 
Make sure to establish a chapter, if your college doesn’t already have one, and let this serve as a reminder to renew your current memberships as well. These are all exciting opportunities to increase industry awareness and engagement with your hospitality and tourism students!
 
Kate Price-Howard
Eta Sigma Delta Board of Governors

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