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The Centre for Hospitality Studies and Research (CHSR), nestled in the heart of Hinton, Alberta, was born from a visionary quest to redefine hospitality and tourism in secondary hubs and regions. A coalition of industry pioneers, scholarly minds, and community champions identified the latent potential within these areas and set out to create an institution that would blend innovative research with immersive learning experiences, all while maintaining a strong commitment to community involvement.


CHSR was conceived as a beacon for the hospitality industry, marrying academic rigor with practical application. This institution is dedicated to nurturing the hospitality leaders of tomorrow through a curriculum that emphasizes sustainability, technological advancement, and hands-on experience in our cutting-edge facilities. Its establishment marked the beginning of a symbiotic relationship with the hospitality sector, enabling students and faculty to engage in meaningful projects that drive industry progress.


Embodying the essence of collaboration and forward-thinking, CHSR has forged strategic partnerships with top-tier hospitality organizations, thereby facilitating real-world opportunities for its community. These alliances have not only enhanced the educational landscape but have also propelled significant industry advancements.


As CHSR continues to evolve, it stands as a monument to the transformative power of cooperative innovation, shaping the hospitality and tourism landscapes both locally and globally. It serves as a source of inspiration for students, educators, and industry professionals alike, encouraging them to push the boundaries of what is possible in hospitality.

 Our Story

Our Values

Innovation and Excellence: At CHSR, we are committed to fostering an environment that encourages creativity and strives for excellence in every aspect of hospitality and tourism education and research.


Sustainability and Responsibility: Recognizing the importance of sustainability in the hospitality industry, we integrate principles of environmental stewardship and social responsibility into our curriculum, research, and operational practices.


Collaboration and Community Engagement: We believe in the power of collaboration with industry partners, local communities, and international networks to enhance the educational experience and contribute positively to the global hospitality landscape.


Diversity and Inclusion: CHSR is dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff, celebrating diversity in all its forms and fostering a culture of respect and understanding.


Lifelong Learning and Professional Development: We are committed to supporting the continuous growth and development of our students and faculty, providing opportunities for lifelong learning and professional advancement within the hospitality industry.


These core values are the bedrock upon which CHSR is built, ensuring that we not only prepare students for successful careers in hospitality but also instil in them a sense of responsibility to their communities and the wider world.

CHSR is proud to be part of a larger project slated for development, Bliss of Hinton, a private integrated experiential learning and resort development, is the result of the beliefs, experience and expertise of the investors and senior management. Bliss of Hinton will bring together a hotel/resort, conference centre, retail activities, food and beverage offerings and a research and study facility.

In part, the concept has been driven by a conviction that the hospitality and visitor industry requires a significant paradigm shift, not only to meet the realities of today’s marketplace and human capital challenges but also to ensure that the industry itself is an effective contributor in improving the quality-of-life in the communities in which the industry operates. It is also driven by the realization of the need for a visitor economy where the industry plays an influential role in helping to create inspired communities through community economic development. The focus of Bliss of Hinton is on smaller communities and hospitality operations. 

Bliss of Hinton

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