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The Annual Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Awards is the School of Hotel Administration’s premier fundraising event, and a celebration to honor visionary leaders in hospitality, business, and philanthropy.

The Cornell Icon of the Industry Award honors the lifetime achievements of hospitality and travel industry visionaries, for their professional and philanthropic contributions that have transformed the global industry and society.

The Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award honors extraordinary leaders who have created, built or sustained contemporary, market-leading innovation in hospitality and travel enterprises.

“Life is service – the one who progresses is the one who gives his fellow men a little more – a little better service.” — E.M. Statler

Contributions to the event support the school’s annual fund, which provides key funding to scholarships and programs.

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Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Founded in 1922, Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration was the first collegiate program in hospitality management. Today it is regarded as the world leader in its field. The school's…