The Statler Hotel

Service with passion and a zest for learning. These are what set the Statler Hotel apart. From the moment guests enter its doors, they are not only immersed in the energy of a dynamic and visually stunning Ivy League university—they are surrounded by people who love what they do.

The Statler Hotel is the showcase for Cornell University’s world-renowned School of Hotel Administration, and, for many visitors, the gateway to the university. Located at the center of Cornell's beautiful campus—in the heart of the scenic Finger Lakes region of New York State—it has earned the dual distinction as the Ithaca area’s only AAA Four Diamond Award-winning property and the Ivy League’s only “teaching hotel.”

The Statler Hotel’s reputation for providing the highest level of service and attention to detail is the product of its innovative mission to educate the world’s emerging hospitality leaders. More than 200 students work alongside seasoned professionals, honing their skills across all hotel and restaurant operations. These future leaders—who embody the hospitality lifestyle—will apply what they’ve learned at the Statler to some of the finest hotels, restaurants, and resorts in the world.

The hotel’s educational mission also means that it is a living laboratory for industry-leading hospitality innovation. Industry leaders from around the world benefit from the Statler Hotel’s leadership in areas like sustainability, for which it was recognized with the 2014 Good EarthKeeping Award, the greenest honor bestowed by the New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association. 

Of course the Statler is also an award-winning, full-service luxury hotel. Campus visitors, visiting scholars, alumni, and prospective and current students and their families call the Statler Hotel their home away from home. With its state-of-the-art conference facilities and versatile banquet rooms, the hotel serves as the venue for many important campus events and meetings. The 153-room property includes the J. Willard Marriott Executive Education Center, three restaurants, and more than 14,000 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities..

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