Disaster Recovery Management Seminar

A unique opportunity to test business strategies for hotel reopening

Taught by
Ali Kasikci and Cathy Enz

About the Seminar

How successful your hotel is in recovery depends on your ability to restart your operation while dealing with uncertainty and resource constraints. This one-day online seminar for senior management offers a unique hands-on simulation and guidance from two renowned hospitality business experts about critical choices that can make all the difference.

Using a model hotel in New York City (based on real, composite STR data) and a computer-driven simulation, you will practice decision-making for post-lockdown reopening. The virtual seminar is delivered live by Cornell University School of Hotel Administration professor emeritus Cathy Enz and legendary hotelier Ali Kasikci.

You and your fellow participants will spend a day in an immersive learning experience, faced with key decisions on room rates, food & beverage pricing, sales and marketing tactics, employee staffing, pay levels, and training and supplier cost choices – all in a complex, competitive environment.

A combination of lecture, simulation play, feedback, discussion and Q&A, this seminar offers an opportunity for experimentation and discussion that will help prepare you for challenging real-world decisions in a vastly changed business environment.

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Seminar Details

Fee: $750 per seat


We are sorry we missed you! All available classes have been filled for June 2020. If you are interested in future classes, please email us. We can also accommodate special sessions for group registrations of 10 to 20.

As a participant, you will receive:

  • Access to a Zoom link for the one-day class
  • Access to the simulation during the seminar and for an additional six hours after the completion of the workshop
  • A copy of the model hotel case study, instructional guide for the hotel reopening simulation, copy of presentation slides, and relevant research from Cornell

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