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  1. Good deal for Belmont. I wonder how private school students will react to starting at the bottom of the food chain within all these hotels upon graduation? College hospitality graduates are woefully unprepared for the workforce and they can sometimes also overestimate their worth. The expectation is that they should walk into a new career with a senior leadership role but reality means the gross majority of them will be working shifts at the front desk to learn what really happens in the industry. Putting it in the biz school is a good choice though because today's hospitality industry is more business than anything. It will be interesting to review their curriculum. As of right now, there are no professors listed with a bio which includes hospitality (they do have the program listed as an option). I am also curious about how this will impact TSU's hospitality degree program which is also in the college of business. My first concern is with learning partnerships within the local industry. Will potential industry partners choose Belmont over TSU because it is a private school and carries with it a bit of local name branding? Two similar degrees competing in one city might be an interesting dance to watch.
  2. Honestly, it looks like something Disney would build and I love it. It'll probably change shapes 4-5 times but that is okay. Now is that a swimming pool in the river?
  3. Look at AA taking second place in the share of capacity metric. I would have thought DL would've been number two. I guess AA is upping their game (yes I know BNA used to be an AA hub and yes it still surprises me).
  4. As a way-too-frequent flyer it kind of hate the trend of local outlets at airports. A typical traveler can be rushed and in a hurry and may not have time to experience a restaurant concept that hasn’t figured out how to serve someone who isn’t in an actual dining environment. Austin’s airport comes to mind; it’s a great place but try to get breakfast “on the go” when catching an early flight. As long as it’s balanced with some chains it should be okay. JMO.
  5. I’ll agree that the universities appear to lack foresight when it comes to developing modern programs. I think the public schools have traditionally been so focused on first-generation college students that they didn’t need to create exciting and challenging programs because “status quo” was sufficient. Basically by doing nothing the state schools inadvertently did something, they got left behind. Also the business climate didn’t need much for a long time so there’s that to consider, too.
  6. Here’s a few pics from berlin which is one my favorite places to visit. It’s walkable, clean, historic and interesting. The areas surrounding the Tiergarten (I probably misspelled that) is, to me, a great use of space but not overwhelming the nature of the park (4th pic is an e ample of development in that area).
  7. Wow! The Rec/Fit center is quite large. I really need to get up that way soon. I meant to go to the International SAE Baja Competition but the rain kept me away.
  8. I don’t care where they fly but the Sky Club was packed today (within the past hour). I finally gave up and hit the B concourse. The expansion is very much needed.
  9. It looks nice and I am sure the Drama Center will enjoy the extra room should they get to use it.
  10. The Omni is almost completely lost in the 2019 pic.
  11. Well it’s not so much the rural areas as much as it is the spendy suburban towns. Both, actually. The good news is a lot of people in those areas are smart enough to know that the health of their own town is directly dependent on the health of Memphis. Maybe less so across the MS state line but that flight/migration and mentality was/is shortsighted. We’re talking cotton fields turned into suburban sprawl which offer little to fall back on if Memphis should fail. I don’t think it will fail; Memphis is a city of second chances. There’s a lot of divide for sure but there’s also a lot of Memphis pride. Such an interesting place.
  12. Neshoba was the name of the county they were trying to create. I remember it well, though I may not have spelled it correctly.
  13. I certainly hope so. There is nothing wrong with having some local inspiration though. It will be interesting to see how these hotels age. The good thing is that Nashville is in its "golden age" of hotels so for those who are hospitality buffs it is a very exciting time. Although I don't foresee me doing anything more than walking through the lobby of most new hotels.
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