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GALLERYone - a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel

2670 E Sunrise Blvd

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

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HOSPITALITY EDUCATION CHOICES & RECRUITING


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PETER RICCI, EdD

Director, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Florida Atlantic University (FAU)


A hospitality leader, with 25+ years’ experience in the tourism industry and academia. During the past 12 years, Peter has focused on developing the Hospitality and Tourism Management program at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), part of the Florida state university system (SUS). The program is AACSB-accredited and located within the College of Business offering both bachelor's (BBA) and MBA degrees in Hospitality & Tourism Management. The program is ranked Top 10 in Florida and Top 30 nationally with the MBA recently rated #2 in one ranking and Top 25 in second ranking.

Peter's leading industry roles include GM at major brands of Hilton, Holiday Inn, Best Western, Ramada, Radisson, and Crowne Plaza. Additional stops in F&B, meeting planning/incentives, hotel sales & marketing, destination marketing, hospitality education, and short stints with travel agencies and airlines in the earlier years.

He has also been immersed in tourism education at the University of Florida, Florida International University, University of Central Florida, Florida State University, Keiser University, St. Leo University, Miami-Dade College, Valencia College, St. Thomas University, and Florida Atlantic University.

He has authored/co-authored 20+ scholarly refereed articles in hospitality tourism journals, 30+ conference proceedings, numerous industry articles, poster presentations, one book, and one academic book chapter.

The FAU Hospitality & Tourism Management program has experienced over 1000% growth since its inception. To maintain the program’s 80%+ job placement, he is regularly involved with fundraising, curriculum design, and industry partnerships.

Peter has been honored with the Dr. Peter Ricci Scholarship through the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International’s (HSMAI) South Florida chapter. He has won numerous teaching awards: Professor of the Year, Excellence in Teaching and Dean's Distinguished Fellowship. He is also a Distinguished Alumnus of UF.



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