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Participants are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements and paying for them at their own expense. We have negotiated special PDP rates with a number of hotels, as well as on-campus facilities. Please note that complimentary shuttle service to and from lodging will be available on class days. Lodging rates and availability are subject to change.

The Statler Hotel at Cornell University*

To receive the PDP rate, make reservation by emailing or call 1.800.541.2501 by May 22, 2015 – request the “PDP 2015" group rate.

Phone: 607.257.2500 or 800.541.2501
Fax: 607.257.6432

PDP 2015 Rate: US$191 per night (traditional king or traditional double room, single or double occupancy).

*The preferred lodging option for PDP participants, Cornell’s Statler Hotel is located in the center of the campus adjacent to the School of Hotel Administration. Experience exceptional service and deluxe accommodations (AAA Four Diamond Award winner) while staying in the midst of Cornell’s beautiful campus within walking distance to College Town, great restaurants, gorges, hiking trails and so much more! All guest rooms feature refrigerators, in-room safes, complimentary high-speed and wireless internet access, luxury Aveda bath amenities, and Keurig coffee makers featuring Green Mountain coffee. Amenities include a 24-hour onsite exercise facility, business kiosks, 2 onsite restaurants and the Cornell store.

Courtyard by Marriott Ithaca

Phone: 866-541-3600 (Reservations for PDP)

Phone: 607-330-1000 (Hotel Phone)

PDP 2015 Rate: US$159. Make a reservation online or ask for the group rate for "PDP 2015" by phone for two double beds or one king until May 22, 2015.

Enjoy a significant PDP discount at the newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott Ithaca! Our trendy and technologically friendly hotel is located just minutes from Cornell University, near an array of shops and eateries, and adjacent to the Ithaca airport. Stay in routine while on the road, by accessing jogging trails outside our door, utilizing our large and modern fitness center, or enjoying our heated pool and whirlpool spa. Start your day or unwind in The Bistro which provides healthy and made to order offerings in the morning, dinner service with wine and beer selections in the evening, and Starbucks® coffee all day. Our well appointed rooms are conducive to rest or work, with large desks, refrigerators, swivel 37" televisions and comfortable bedding. Relax or study with colleagues inside or outside as our unique outdoor space features lush landscaping, outdoor living furniture, and an elegant fire bowl. We provide complimentary shuttle service that runs to Cornell, the Ithaca airport, and downtown. Make your reservation now as rates are subject to change based on availability. This property is currently NOT on the PDP shuttle route, but may be added if demand is high.

 Homewood Suites by Hilton

To receive the PDP rate, make reservations online by May 22, 2015 at Homewood Suites by Hilton using the group code "PDP" or call 607.266.0000 and ask for the "CU PDP 2015" room block.

PDP 2015 Rate: US$175 per night.

The Ithaca Homewood Suites by Hilton® is a 3 Diamond All-suites hotel located two miles from the Tompkins County Regional Airport and just five minutes from Cornell University. You will find terrific shopping at the nearby Shops at Ithaca Mall and are in close vicinity to several restaurants and fine dining establishments.  Each spacious suite boasts separate living, dining, and sleeping areas, full-sized sofa sleepers, fully equipped kitchens, complimentary high speed wired and wireless Internet access and 32” HD televisions.

As a guest you will enjoy a Complimentary Suite Start® hot breakfast each morning and a Welcome Home Reception® featuring a light meal and beverages of wine and beer each Monday-Thursday evenings. The Homewood Suites also offers complimentary shuttle service within a 5 mile radius, 24hr complimentary Business Center, a 24hr on-site Suite Shop® convenience store, guest laundry facility, and full use of our indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, exercise facility and outdoor sports court. Their warm spacious suites, home-like services and amenities make the hotel the perfect place to stay for a few nights or longer.

Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca

Make reservations by phone, send e-mail to, or online at using Group/Convention code "PDP15" by May 29, 2015.

Phone: 607.277.8900 or 877.782.9444
Fax: 607.277.8910

PDP 2015 Rate: US$170 per night. Rate subject to change based on space available.

The Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca features spacious guest rooms equipped with a large work desk, two phones, voice mail, dataport, and complimentary high-speed internet access. Each room includes a microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, iron, and hair dryer. The hotel offers a 24-hour business center, a pantry area that has snacks and sundry items for purchase and an onsite restaurant. A casual lounge, fitness center, indoor pool, and whirlpool are also available for relaxation. Located in downtown Ithaca across from the Ithaca Commons, approximately one mile from the Cornell campus; complimentary shuttle available upon request.

On-Campus Housing Option

Used during the school term by Cornell undergraduate students, these on-campus dormitory units are located 2 miles (3.2 km) from the Hotel School on bus routes.  A basic, lower-cost alternative to full-service hotels, these student apartments have basic furnishings, are air-conditioned and have a telephone and TV in the common area.  Each unit contains two bedrooms with 2 extra long single beds in each bedroom and a shared bathroom. Bed and bath linens are provided. Laundry facilities are located in community center nearby. Housekeeping services include bed-making, fresh linens, cleaning and trash removal.

Please note that these accommodations are not “hotel quality” and offer limited housekeeping services and few amenities. Although each unit has kitchen facilities, no cooking utensils, silverware or flatware are included, with the exception of a coffee pot, cups and coffee packets.

Internet service for your personal laptop is available. Detailed instructions on accessing this service will be available at check-in.

PDP 2015 Rate: Single bedroom (two people per apartment) US$89 per person per night plus 8% tax, double bedroom (four people per apartment) US$59 per person per night plus 8% tax.

Reservations can be made online here.

Please address questions via e-mail (Specify "PDP Housing" in the subject line):
Phone: 607.255.6290
Fax: 607.255.4722

Other Lodging Options

Although the following locations will NOT be on the shuttle bus route, these options are available in Ithaca.

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson

Phone: 607.256.1100

Fax: 607.277.5700



The Country Inn & Suites is the newest property in Ithaca. An all suite property, they boast larger, more spacious guest rooms, perfect for extended stay travelers. All of their rooms have refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker, with their larger suites featuring full kitchens. The Country Inn & Suites offers wireless internet, business center, fitness center, indoor pool and complimentary breakfast. Within close proximity to many businesses and restaurants, and have a complimentary shuttle to and from Cornell.

Comfort Inn

Phone: 607.272.0100
Fax: 607.272.2405

Hampton Inn

Phone: 607.277.5500
Fax: 607.277.5700

Best Western University Inn

Phone: 607.272.6100
Fax: 607.272.1518

The Hotel Ithaca

Phone: 607.272.1000
Fax: 607.277.1275