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William F. Harrah College of Hospitality News

The William F. Harrah College of Hospitality is one of the highest ranked hospitality management programs in the world, blending classroom and real-world experience to give students a real pathway to a successful career.

Current Hospitality News

chefs and cooks working in a kitchen
Campus News | January 26, 2023

At Bistro 410, students are responsible for everything from decor to creating marketing plans and menus.

Students tour Las Vegas attraction for events management course
Campus News | January 26, 2023

Industry experts like Don Ross, vice president of meeting operations for Caesars Entertainment, advise and guide students on best industry practices.

group of folks celebrating around a table
Campus News | January 26, 2023

Hospitality students wine, dine, and entertain guests as part of a course project that tested their collaborative and problem-solving skills.

international student poses for photo outside
Business and Community | January 26, 2023

Students pair with local business Clique Hospitality to learn best methods for creating a recruitment plan that can then be used by the company.

students overlooking lobby of hospitality college building
Campus News | January 25, 2023

From on-property instruction to dinner theater, the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality is aligning students with the community in novel ways – and taking practical learning to a whole new level.

man posing in front of poster that looks like a playing card
Campus News | January 19, 2023

With two dozen patents under their belts, Gaming Innovation students are grabbing the attention of casino game developers and showing the world what Vegas does best.

Hospitality In The News

Pechenga.net
January 28, 2023

While many complaints about smoking have rolled in after the opening of the new Rivers Casino Portsmouth, an industry expert says the casino may see that the revenue benefits outweigh the backlash, at least for a while.

KNX News Radio
January 27, 2023

If you're headed to Vegas, did you score a good deal on a swanky room on the Strip? If you didn't, there might good reason and it's not because it's the weekend. A lawsuit accuses some of the biggest hotels of colluding to overcharge for rooms through an algorithm.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 27, 2023

A number of hotel operators on the Strip were accused of artificially inflating the prices of hotel rooms this week in a class action lawsuit. But several hospitality and business experts have expressed skepticism that the Strip hotels colluded.

News 10
January 27, 2023

While many complaints about smoking have rolled in after the opening of the new Rivers Casino Portsmouth, an industry expert says the casino may see that the revenue benefits outweigh the backlash, at least for a while.

Delicious Food
January 26, 2023

Prior to enrolling in FAB 410, Hospitality veteran Donovan Strouse considered himself a “microwave chef” with limited cooking experience. Then he was unexpectedly given a culinary role in the classroom and inspired by his peers to overcome this challenge. A few weeks later, excited to showcase his new skills, he found himself volunteering behind the house.

Delicious Food
January 26, 2023

Prior to enrolling in FAB 410, Hospitality veteran Donovan Strouse considered himself a “microwave chef” with limited cooking experience. Then he was unexpectedly given a culinary role in the classroom and inspired by his peers to overcome this challenge. A few weeks later, excited to showcase his new skills, he found himself volunteering behind the house.

Hospitality Experts

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An expert on gaming and society, Bernhard has been featured on CNN, The Discovery Channel, the BBC, and The History Channel.
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An expert on consumer behavior, marketing, health messaging, and sustainability communications.

Recent Hospitality Accomplishments

February 2, 2023
Associate professor Mehmet Erdem (Hospitality) discusses overhyped and underrated restaurant technologies in HT Hospitality Technology's "2023 Restaurant Industry Outlook." Each year, HT Hospitality Technology interviews restaurant operators, consultants, and academics about technology that can meet evolving goals and customer expectations as well…
December 6, 2022
Graduate student Angelika Bazarnik (Hospitality) won the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association’s Shark Pool competition on Nov. 30 at the association's annual technology conference. In a Shark Tank-style presentation, Bazarnik pitched her mobile application EVENT-IT. The app eliminates the challenges of onsite event management by removing…
December 6, 2022
Undergraduate students Mark DeWeese and Elizabeth Linstruth (Hospitality) represented the college at the Restaurant, Finance, and Development Conference in November. The students each received a $1,425 scholarship for participating in a panel discussion on how restaurants can attract and retain workers.     
December 6, 2022
Brett Abarbanel (Hospitality, IGI) is speaking at the esports awards event LVL UP LAS VEGAS on Monday, December 12 at Resorts World. In a session titled, "The great esports monetisation challenge," Abarbanel will be talking about the role of betting in the growth of the esports industry.
November 10, 2022
In their article, "The Impacts of Employee Reviews and Employer Awards on Job Seekers’ Application Intentions," authors Yunxuan Zhang (Ph.D. student) and Cass Shum and Amanda Belarmino (both Hospitality) explored the effect of online reviews and best employer awards on organizational prestige and application intentions. The article can be found in…
November 10, 2022
Amanda Belarmino (Hospitality) examines the application of theory to two groups of literary tourists: members of literary societies and the general public in her article, Application of theory to literary tourism: A comparison of parasocial interaction theory and co-creation theory. Published in the Journal of Heritage Tourism, the article found…