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Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards

"In just a couple of years, this event has become one of the largest and happiest
and most important events that we have throughout the Cornell universe."

- David J. Skorton, president, Cornell University

7th Annual Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards

The Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards honors the recipient of the Cornell Icon of the Industry Award and the recipient of the Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award. Contributions to the event help support the school's annual fund, which provides key funding to scholarships and programs. In 2015, 700 of the most influential leaders and innovators in hospitality and travel attended the awards celebration, making it one of the most anticipated events on the hospitality industry calendar.

2015 Event Photo Gallery

Barry S. Sternlicht
Barry S. Sternlicht, chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, received the 2015 Cornell Icon of the Industry Award for his contributions to the hospitality industry, real estate markets, and the global business community, as well as his philanthropic impact, at the 7th Annual Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards ceremony.

 

Starwood Capital Group


Damian J. Mogavero, CEO and founder of Avero, received the 2015 Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award honoring him for his contributions to the industry through his innovative restaurant software solutions.

 

Avero

 

Damian J. Mogavero

To learn more about the event, please contact the Development Office at 607.255.9542.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Sponsors

Past Honorees

Cornell Icon of the Industry Award

Mariani family

 

 

2014

 

The Mariani Family and Banfi Vintners

Left: Virginia Mariani-Kitt '82, James Mariani MBA '91, Harry Mariani

Right: John Mariani '54 and Cristina Mariani-May

Tom Pritzker

 

2013

 

Tom Pritzker

Executive Chairman,

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

The Tisch Family

 

2012

 

The Tisch Family: James S. Tisch '75; Andrew H. Tisch '71; Jonathan M. Tisch

Hilton Family

 


2011

 

The Hilton Family &

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Charles Feeney

2010

 

Charles F. Feeney '56

Co-Founder, Duty Free Shoppers;

Founding Chairman,

The Atlantic Philanthropies

J.W. Marriott, Jr.

2009

 

J.W. Marriott, Jr.

Chairman & CEO

Marriott International, Inc.

 

 

The School of Hotel Administration accepts nominations for the Cornell Icon of the Industry Award year-round. Submit a nomination.

View our past Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award honorees.

Past Event Highlights

2014 Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards Program

2013 Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards Highlights

2013 Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards Program

2012 Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards Highlights

2012 Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards Program

2011 Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards Highlights

2011 Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards Program

2010 Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards Highlights

2010 Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards Program

2009 Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards Highlights

2009 Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards Program