Executive of Nation’s Top-Rated Hotel To Share Success Strategies with Students, Public

OXFORD, Miss. – Students majoring in hospitality management at the
University of Mississippi get a chance to learn from the best in the
business Friday (Oct. 30), when executives from the country’s No. 1-rated
hotel visit campus.

Bonadies, president and chief executive officer at 21c Museum Hotel in
Louisville, Ky.; Sarah Robbins, vice president of operations; and Michael
Paley, executive chef at the hotel’s Proof on Main restaurant, will talk
to students from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Student Union, Room 401. The event
is free and open to the public.

The 21c
Museum Hotel was honored as the top-rated hotel in the United States and
the No. 6 hotel worldwide earlier this month by Conde Nast Traveler
magazine in its annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The hotel, which opened in
2006, includes 9000 square feet of exhibition space for rotating
exhibitions of contemporary art. Both the hotel and its restaurant
operations have won numerous awards.

For more
information or for assistance related to a disability, contact Jim
Taylor, director of the UM hospitality management program, at
662-915-7371 or jtaylor@olemiss.edu.