We are pioneers—and we have been for more than 90 years. We venture through uncharted territory, clearing a path for the future of hospitality. Beginning in hotel operations in 1922 and growing to incorporate expertise in areas from food and beverage to real estate and financeentrepreneurship, and labor and employment relations, we explore the most exotic places in travel and leisure, push the boundaries of knowledge and research, and invite the world to follow our path to discover and create the future of our industry.

We are the World's Most Adventurous Business School. Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about hospitality management through teaching, research, industry relations, and service. 

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What do pop-up restaurants, creating jobs for youth in Africa, and experience design all have in common? They're all stories about the accomplishments of our students and alumni, and they're all covered on our blog, the ultimate insider's view of SHA.


We broke ground when we became the world's first undergraduate hospitality management degree program, and we continue to forge new paths today to make the world a more hospitable place tomorrow.


Audaciously designed to empower collaboration, experiential learning, creative thinking, and inspired innovation; the warm and welcoming spaces that make up SHA embody our mission to educate and inspire future hospitality leaders and enhance our world-renown reputation for trailblazing education and research.

The Statler Hotel

Experience the future of hospitality at the Statler Hotel, a world class luxury hotel with an educational mission in the heart of the picturesque Finger Lakes.

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Nestlé Library

Our adventurous students feel right at home in our energetic un-library space that celebrates the social nature of our industry.

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As one of the world’s top hospitality schools, we believe in sharing the joy of service. See how you can experience SHA hospitality.

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School of Hotel Administration Center and Institute Leaders Promote Industry Connections
July 21, 2016

School of Hotel Administration Center and Institute Leaders Promote Industry Connections

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Uber to riders: Tips are still optional
April 29, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

"I think Uber went out of its way (from its beginning) to discourage tipping because it fits their business model," said Michael Lynn, the Burton M. Sack '61 Professor in Food and Beverage Management. "They want to be all about convenience and to appeal to the sizable segments of the population that don't really want to tip."

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