For Hotelies, Life is Service. Feel that Spirit of Service on Campus.

The Cornell campus stands out among the beauty of Ithaca, N.Y. The SHA campus elevates that natural beauty with an air of elegance from the hospitable nature and professionalism that flows through Hotelie students, faculty, and staff. Experience SHA through our virtual tour of the Cornell campus.


Our Campus. Our Home.

The Hotelie community is tight-knit, and the SHA surroundings help facilitate connections between students, faculty, and staff. The academic building and teaching hotel set Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration apart from other educational institutions in the industry. The Statler Hotel also makes the SHA campus a premier destination for those in New York state and across the country.

Our SHA campus tour provides a window into the spaces that foster the emotional connections setting apart graduates of Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration.

Statler Hall is the main SHA building on the Cornell University campus. The building's main entrance is on East Avenue in Ithaca.
The Marriott Student Learning Center in Statler Hall provides students with work and meeting spaces.
The workrooms in Statler Hall allow for more private meetings and collaboration.
The Stater Hall Capital Market Lab D computer lab is open to SHA students and optimized for group work.
Diners at The Establishment Restaurant in Statler Hall have views of other Cornell University Buildings.
The Alice Statler Auditorium in Statler Hall is one of the largest capacity classrooms on the Cornell campus.
The area around the first floor stairs of the Beck Center in Statler Hall is often used to have events.
Students can seek assistance at the Office of Student Services and Admissions within Statler Hall.

Statler Hall

Teaching Hotelies, the Hospitality Leaders of Tomorrow.

At first glance, Statler Hall is the SHA classroom building. Upon further review, Statler Hall is the epicenter of the SHA experience. The facility enables hospitality management students to connect and push the Hotelie community forward. Statler Hall was built in 1948 and is connected to The Statler Hotel, which was constructed at the same time. The buildings were funded by the Statler Foundation.

A Closer Look at Statler Hall

Soft seating work areas in the Marriott Student Learning Center (MSLC)

Marriott Student Learning Center

The Marriott Student Learning Center (MSLC) at Statler Hall is an elevated library/multiuse space. The space is used by SHA students to study, work collaboratively, and grab a delicious coffee. Included in the center are the Nestlé Library, Tsai Family Atrium, Club Room, and the George B. Mallory ’54 Student Lounge.

Photo of the Tsai Family Atrium empty event space

Tsai Family Atrium within the MSLC

The Tsai Family Atrium is the two-story main entrance into Statler Hall from East Avenue. The atrium hosts events with up to 100 people and can be rented by the community when classes are not in session. The space is open and airy, a wonderful introduction to the openness of the SHA community.

View of the seats in the Alice Statler Auditorium from the stage

Alice Statler Auditorium

Added to Statler Hall in 1956, it is one of the largest classrooms on campus. The Alice Statler Auditorium has a capacity of 715 people. The space is used for lectures, presentations, and other special events. In addition to the auditorium, there’s also the Alice Statler Lobby located directly outside the auditorium proper.

View from the stairs within the Tobert A. and Jan M. Beck CenterRobert A. and Jan M. Beck Center

The Robert A. and Jan M. Beck Center honors former SHA dean, Robert A. Beck. Beck was SHA dean from 1961 to 1981. In 2004, the addition to Statler Hall was dedicated to Beck and his late wife. The addition includes a lecture hall, two case study rooms, an expanded computer center, a three-story “curtain of glass,” and study/meeting rooms.

Person sitting below Dean Meek's tree

Dean Meek’s Tree

Howard B. Meek was the first dean of SHA. In 1948, when Statler Hall was constructed, Dean Meek saved a white oak tree that was set for removal. The tree was in the way of the building plans. Thanks to Dean Meek, the plans were altered instead. In 1986 when Statler Hall was renovated, Dean Meek’s Tree was incorporated into the design. In 1990, Dean Meek’s Tree was added to the Department of Environmental Conservation’s list of historical trees. Dean Meek’s Tree can still be seen on the SHA campus.

Work spaces within the Nestlé Library in Statler HallNestlé Library

The Nestlé Library in Statler Hall features one of the world’s largest collections of research material in hospitality and real estate. Library staff are experts in their field and can assist students as they gather resources to guide them through coursework. In addition to personalized in-person or email research guidance librarians have also curated research guides on popular topics.


Entrance to The Statler Hotel, SHA’s teaching hotel.
As part of the SHA curriculum, SHA students work many different roles within The Statler Hotel.
he Regent Lounge in The Statler Hotel provides soft seating and pub-style food and drink.
Rooms in The Statler Hotel provide guests with luxury on the Cornell University campus in beautiful Ithaca, NY.
Suites at The Statler Hotel provide guests with a dining and seating area outside their bedroom.
The test kitchen at The Statler Hotel is where SHA students practice the food preparation side of the hotel industry.
The Statler Hotel meeting rooms provide elegant spaces for business meetings.

The Statler Hotel: A Luxurious Teaching Experience

Established in 1950, The Statler Hotel is a AAA Four-Diamond hotel on the Cornell campus. The Statler is the Ivy League’s only teaching hotel. At The Statler, guests receive an upscale hotel experience, and students hone their hospitality management skills alongside seasoned professionals.

A Closer Look at Statler Hotel

Dining tables in The Regents eatery in The Statler Hotel

 Dining at The Statler Hotel

The Statler Hotel offers four unique dining experiences. The culinary excellence includes casual fine dining at Taverna Banfi and the lavishly modern Regent Lounge. Students, faculty, and staff can enjoy cuisine from around the world at the made-to-order Terrace Restaurant. When classes are in session, Mac’s Cafe offers delicious pizza.

Tables set up for a wedding at The Statler Hotel

Weddings at The Statler Hotel

Weddings at The Statler Hotel bring together world-class luxury, scenic views, and the energy found at an Ivy League university. Couples getting married at the Statler can choose from the ballroom or a more intimate venue for their nuptials, and all weddings can use the event planner to get everything just right.

Three people working behind the front desk of The Statler Hotel

Hospitality Management Leaders of Tomorrow

Guests of The Statler Hotel will experience top-rate service from full-time staff and student workers. The students of SHA work at the hotel through the Hotel Leadership Development Program (HLDP). Because of this program, the hotel not only offers an elegant stay to guests, but it is also a place of learning for SHA students.

Statler Hotel room with a view of the Cornell campus out the window

Rooms with an Extra-Special View

All guest rooms at The Stater offer luxurious amenities. However, certain rooms provide guests with a superb view of the Cornell University campus. Exceptional views are offered in guest room and suite options. Those staying in these Statler rooms can spend their morning enjoying complimentary Keurig coffee with a view of Cornell’s McGraw Tower.


Ithaca and Collegetown

Part of the SHA experience is the proximity to the vibrant city of Ithaca and the Collegetown neighborhood. Collegetown in particular offers off-campus dining, shopping, and housing within walking distance to SHA students, faculty, staff, and alumni visiting campus. Ithaca and Collegetown boast both a tight-knit community feel and an exciting nightlife experience, allowing individuals to find just what they want in the area.

Buildings on the corner at the intersection of Dryden Rd and College Ave in Collegetown

Local Hotspots for Students

Collegetown Bagels Logo

Collegetown Bagels

Collegetown Bagels is an Ithaca institution, and many consider enjoying their food a necessary introduction to the Cornell lifestyle. Collegetown Bagels offers bagels, other baked goods, salads, sandwiches, and coffee to keep the SHA community running.

2 Stay 2 Go Logo

2 Stay 2 Go

2 Stay 2 Go is a student-run eatery opened in October 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The farm-to-table restaurant features four entrees a week. Week to week, the two top-performing entrees stay and the lowest-selling two are replaced. The rotating menu creates a unique experience that the community can repeatedly come back to.

Wings Over Logo

Wings Over Ithaca

Wings Over Ithaca has been a Cornell staple for years, and in 2017 four Cornell alums purchased the entire Wings Over franchise. Wings Over Ithaca on Dryden Road serves wings, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and salads, among other items. Open until at least 1 a.m., Wings Over Ithaca can fulfill the SHA community’s late-night cravings.


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Our Cornell Community

The SHA community is vibrant thanks to the continued involvement of alumni. The collaboration of seasoned alumni, recent grads, and current students provides members of the community and SHA campus with never-ending learning opportunities. The energy of the SHA campus encourages alumni to return to their home away from home.

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Students in a classroom listen to a speaker

Educational Experiences Offered on the SHA Campus

The SHA campus buildings are just a conduit for the growth opportunities offered through our various academic programs. The education provided to students amplifies their natural passion for hospitality and provides them with a network of like-minded individuals in the industry.

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