Sandals Resorts’ CEO Adam Stewart Delivers All-Inclusive Experience

Chaplin School alumnus and CEO of Sandals Resorts Adam Stewart ’03 was interviewed to discuss his take on the all-inclusive guest experience in the Caribbean. Read More Photo: FIU hospitality alumnus Adam Stewart being presented with a Torch Award at the 10th annual event with FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and Chaplin School’s Rocco Angelo

Father and Son Alumni Share Successful Conglomerate of Hospitality Businesses in The Netherlands

Alexander Claus ’10 (left)  and Leo Claus ’76 (right) stand in front of their new Casino Admiral, which open its doors this month. Over the years the family business has grown to include ownership of a Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, banquet/conference center, multiple restaurants, and a bowling center. “We would have never realized such a […]

Alumni and Dean’s Advisory Council Members to Receive FIU Torch Awards

Chaplin school alumni Humberto “Burt” Cabañas ’76 (left) and Ed Mugnani ’91 (right) will both be recognized at the 14th Annual Torch Awards to be held on Saturday, March 28 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The Torch Awards are presented to distinguished alumni and influential members of the community. The awards represent the highest honor […]

FIU Hospitality New York Reception

Nearly 70 FIU-hospitality alumni joined Dean Hampton, Associate Dean Rocco Angelo and a select group of students for the annual New York reception, which takes place in conjunction with the International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show and The American Hotel & Lodging Association Fall Conference. The event took place at the Sofitel New York Hotel.

Philip Goldfarb Appointed Chair of the Advisory Council at the Chaplin School

Philip Goldfarb, President and Chief Operating Officer at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, has been appointed the esteemed position of chair of the Advisory Council at FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. Mike Hampton, Ed.D., Dean of the Chaplin School, announced. Dean Hampton is very pleased that Mr. Goldfarb accepted the position and has “every […]

Alumni Get a Taste of What Students are Brewing at FIU

Thirsty anglers and fishing aficionados got a refreshing taste of the latest brew by students from the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at the FIU Alumni Annual Scholarship Fishing Tournament held this weekend at the Sea Isle Marina and Yachting Center in Miami. The event has raised more than $100,000 for the Alumni […]

Hospitality Alumni Staying Connected at Reception in Chicago

Chaplin School deans and alumni gathered at a hospitality alumni reception in Chicago earlier this month on May 9. The event, which was hosted by Ed Mugnani ’91 (second from right), took place during the 2014 National Restaurant Association Show and provided a great opportunity for Panthers and the Chaplin School to reunite. Alumni are […]

On the Move: Hospitality Alumnae Promotions

The goal of any student while in college is to secure or advance a career in their chosen field after college. For two Chaplin School alumni, that has been exactly the case. Catalina Orozco B.S. ’07 (pictured left) and Zhiran “Nature” Liu B.S. ’13 (pictured right) both recently shared news of their respective promotions in […]

Hospitality Alumnus Takes British Airways to the Top

Under the leadership of managing director of Brands & Customer Experience, Frank van der Post ’84, British Airways has been voted UK’s 2014 Consumer Superbrand of the Year in a Bristish national survey. When asked about the honor, Mr. van der Post said, “We are thrilled to be named the Consumer Superbrand of the year. […]