Steve Hood

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Vice President of Research, STR

Steve is Senior Vice President of Research for STR. He has been with STR for over 22 years and was involved in the original development of the STAR programme. Steve is currently responsible for research-related activities and serves as the Founding Director of the SHARE Center. He represents STR at global industry and academic conferences related to hospitality and tourism. He serves on advisory boards and as an honorary professor for leading international hotel schools. In 2012, Steve was recognised by ICHRIE with the Industry Recognition Award for demonstrated commitment to advance hospitality and tourism education. In 2014, he was recognised by EuroCHRIE with the Nestle Pro Gastronomia Award for demonstrating excellence in training, education and development work in the hospitality industry. In 2017, he was recognised by the Hotel Schools of Distinction for his outstanding contribution to the field of hotel management education. STR is the leading authority on lodging industry performance trends and performance benchmarking. In 2011, STR launched the SHARE Center, providing hotel and tourism data and training resources including analytics related industry certifications to nearly 800 universities in 70 countries to support their research and classroom activities. The “Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics” has been earned by over 10,000 students, professors and industry professionals.