Sophisticated design and function, combined with a warm, welcoming ambiance, enhanced by the latest technology: these are the qualities you might expect to find in a world-class luxury hotel. But this actually describes the School of Hotel Administration (SHA)—and that’s kind of the point. The places and spaces that make up SHA embody its mission to educate and inspire future hospitality leaders and enhance its world-renown reputation.

SHA students go on to build and lead some of the world’s finest hotels, restaurants, and resorts; help evolve a fast-growing global industry; and dream up new ways to create one-of-a-kind experiences. The SHA environment is purposely designed to emphasize collaboration and experiential learning and to open up space for creative thinking and inspired innovation.

The addition of the Marriott Student Learning Center (MSLC) in 2012 greatly enhanced the SHA student experience by providing a warm and welcoming space for studying and socializing, as well as access to research resources and state-of-the-art technology.

SHA is also a destination for hospitality industry leaders who come together to share experiences and industry knowledge and network with students and each other. Our conference facilities—at the Robert A. and Jan M. Beck Center and the Statler Hotel—are among the most sophisticated on Cornell’s campus, which means we also regularly play host to international conferences, visiting scholars, and special events.

The Statler Hotel, Ithaca’s only AAA Four Diamond property, is probably SHA’s most well-known gem. The full-service luxury hotel has been home away from home for thousands of Cornell alumni, campus visitors, and students and their parents since it first opened its doors in 1989. It’s also an important part of the SHA’s teaching mission, providing hundreds of students each year with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in hotel and restaurant management and operations.

Visit the links in this section to explore all our facilities and to learn more about what these spaces have to offer.

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