The Kendall CollegeSchool of Hospitality Management, in partnership with HOTELS Magazine and the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association, has announced that Chip Conley, author and founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels, is the featured speaker at their Global Hospitality Spotlight Series on Friday, June 15 at 8:30 a.m. at the Chicago campus. Conley’s presentation,“The Powerful Intersection of Psychology & Business,” will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by Jeff Weinstein, editor-in-chief of HOTELS Magazine, and a booksigning of Conley’s New York Times bestseller Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success
. His presentation will also be broadcast live online at 9:00 a.m. CDT at hospitality.kendall.edu/spotlight
“Kendall College is honored to welcome such an accomplished and influential thought leader to our campus,” said Emily Williams Knight, president of Kendall College. “Chip Conley’s lively presentation will provide invaluable information for our fellow professionals in the hospitality industry who want to learn how to help make our emotions work for us in business and in life.”
The School of Hospitality Management launched the Global Hospitality Spotlight Series in 2011 to bring together industry thought leaders and trendsetters to share ideas and insights on the hospitality industry’s critical issues.
For more information about the series and to register for the event or the online broadcast, visit hospitality.kendall.edu/spotlight
About the Speaker:
In 1987, former CEO Chip Conley started his own hospitality company, Joie de Vivre (JDV), and, for two dozen years, grew it into the second largest boutique hotel company in the United States. At the age of 26, Chip transformed a seedy 1950’s “no-tell motel” into the world-renowned Phoenix Hotel, a legendary rock n’ roll destination catering to the likes of David Bowie, Linda Ronstadt and Nirvana. JDV has since expanded into a collection of over 35 award-winning hotels, restaurants and spas, with more than 3,000 employees. Chip and his company’s time-tested techniques and transformational leadership practices have been featured in The New York Times, TIME, USA Today, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal. Conley has also been honored with the highest accolade in the American hospitality industry, the coveted ISHC Pioneer Award.
About the Kendall College School of Hospitality Management:
Kendall College, founded in 1934, is located in Chicago, Illinois. Kendall offers undergraduate degrees in business
, culinary arts
, early childhood education
and hospitality management
to a diverse and passionate community of more than 2200 students. The curriculum combines strong academics with practical experience and international educational opportunities that help give students in business, hospitality and culinary arts programs the skills and expertise to be leaders in their professions. Kendall College was ranked the number one program in Chicago for preparing students for careers in hospitality management and culinary arts in a survey of management at Chicago's leading hotels and Michelin Guide restaurants (ORC International – 2011 Survey
). The School of Hospitality Management focuses on the art of hospitality and the science of management – the European tradition of superior customer service with American managerial know-how. Kendall College, a member of the Laureate International Universities
network, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org
. For more information, visit www.Kendall.edu