About the Hotel School

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.

Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about hospitality management through teaching, research, industry relations, and service.

Kate Walsh. Links to dean's welcome.

Dean's Welcome

Students come to SHA "to take part in a deeply rewarding and truly remarkable educational experience, and to graduate ready to rise as leaders in their enterprises, industries, and local and global communities," says Dean Kate Walsh.


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.



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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Reserve a Facility

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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Keep informed about the school's upcoming events, announcements, research through our publications

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CIHLER Director David Sherwyn Offers Tips to Employers

CIHLER Director David Sherwyn offers tips to employers based on the 7th circuit decision on mandatory arbitration policies.

Marco Benvenuti

Hotelie Inspires New Generation of Hotelies at DDLS

Marco Benvenuti, MMH '05, co-founder of Duetto, told students attending the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series to embrace what makes them unique.

taughannock inn

'04 Grad Overseeing Major Renovations at Historic Taughannock Inn

The Inn at Taughannock, a luxury boutique hotel managed by Hotelie Brian Simon '04, will be closing after Thanksgiving for renovations.


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