Chris Fernandes’s laurels in hospitality date back to his work in conference and event services at Princeton University, where his responsibilities included arranging guest housing and check-ins for groups of up to 600 people. From then through his time at HVS, Chris has worked tirelessly in service to the client. As a Senior Project Manager with HVS New York, Chris contributes to a team of experts who ensure you have rock-solid conclusions on your hotel’s value or feasibility, finding answers to all of your questions along the way.
Chris’s hospitality experience ranged widely during college. He interned at the Courtyard by Marriott at the University of Delaware, serving in roles ranging from the front desk to engineering to night audit; Chris also completed a semester-long hotel proposal and feasibility study while working at the property. While in school, Chris worked in front- and back-of-the-house positions at Vita Nova, a student-run fine-dining restaurant. Chris’s memberships include the American Hotel & Lodging Association—University of Delaware Student Chapter (founding member and former Vice President), the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality, and the Eta Sigma Delta Hospitality Honor Society. His honors include the Gore Entrepreneurial and Marriott Foundation scholarships. Chris earned a BS in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management from the University of Delaware.
Chris was a member of the University of Delaware’s collegiate figure skating team, which won the 2011 national championships. He continues to hit the ice whenever he can.