The Statler Hotel receives AAA Four Diamond Award

Feb 20, 2012

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For the second consecutive year, the Statler Hotel at Cornell University has received the AAA Four Diamond Award, an honor given to upscale establishments that offer an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail. Only 3.8 percent of the 59,000 AAA-rated lodgings and restaurants throughout North America earn Four Diamond honors.

"We are thrilled to receive the AAA Four Diamond Award again this year," said Rick Adie, general manager. "The Statler Hotel is not only a living, learning laboratory for students of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, it is also one of Cornell University's central hubs and gathering places. Our guests are seeking a one-of-a-kind experience, and we take great pride in surpassing their expectations."

"It is no small success to achieve this exceptional recognition," said Wally Smith, vice president of AAA Western and Central New York. "AAA commends the Statler Hotel at Cornell University for continuing to exceed our members' and travelers' expectations each and every day with outstanding service, amenities, and overall excellent guest experiences."

In 2010, the Statler Hotel completed a major renovation, upgrading décor and amenities in its 153 guestrooms. Located in the heart of the Cornell University campus, the Statler is a first-class property as well as a teaching hotel, where students of the world-renowned School of Hotel Administration apply classroom learning to practical experience. More than 200 student employees work alongside seasoned professionals across all hotel and restaurant operations.

About the Cornell School of Hotel Administration
The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration is shaping the global knowledge base for hospitality management through leadership in education, research and industry advancement. The school provides management instruction in the full range of hospitality disciplines, educating the next generation of leaders in the world's largest industry. Founded in 1922 as the nation's first collegiate course of study in hospitality management, the Cornell School of Hotel Administration is recognized as the world leader in its field. For more information, visit