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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Cornell Presents "Titans of New York Real Estate" Panel
April 22, 2016

Three of New York City's major real estate developers will join together to discuss current trends in the city's real estate on Friday, May 6, during a morning panel discussion called "Titans of New Y

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No Need to Call the Front Desk, Just Send a Text
June 29, 2015 - The New York Times

Reneta McCarthy, senior lecturer in services operations management, urges hotels to be judicious in their use of texting to communicate with customers. "One thing that's critical is making sure that the hotel does not text too frequently. How many texts is appropriate? And should the first text that is sent to someone ask that person if they are O.K. with the business texting them?"

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