Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards

Thank you to all who joined us for the 10th annual Icon and Innovator awards!

2018 event photos

Congratulations to the 2018 Cornell Icon of the Industry:

Arne Sorenson

Arne Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer

Marriott International

Congratulations to the 2018 Cornell Hospitality Innovator:

Steve Wynn

Tim Hentschel '01

Co-founder and CEO

Hotel Planner


Thank you to our 2018 Corporate Supporters

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Thank you to the above companies for your support for the tenacious pursuit of excellence and innovation. To learn about opportunities to support this prestigious celebration of achievement, please contact Jennifer Mayo '13 (CALS), director of external relations, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, at js372@cornell.edu or 607.255.3101.


About the Cornell Icon of the Industry Award

The Cornell Icon of the Industry Award honors the lifetime achievements of hospitality and travel industry visionaries, for their professional and philanthropic contributions that have transformed the global industry and society.


Past Award Recipients

Isadore Sharp

Isadore Sharp (2016)

Founder and Chairman
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Barry S. Sternlicht

Barry S. Sternlicht (2015)

Chairman and CEO
Starwood Capital Group

The Mariani Family

The Mariani Family (2014)

The Mariani Family & 
Banfi Vintners (2014)

James Mariani MBA '91
Virginia Mariani-Kitt '82
Harry Mariani
Cristina Mariani-May
John Mariani '54 (not pictured)

Tom Pritzker

Tom Pritzker (2013)

Executive Chairman
Hyatt Hotels Corporation

The Tisch Family

The Tisch Familiy (2012)

The Tisch Family (2012)
James S. Tisch '75 
Andrew H. Tisch '71 
Jonathan M. Tisch

Charles F. Feeney '56

Charles F. Feeney '56 (2010)

Co-Founder, Duty Free Shoppers;
Founding Chairman,
The Atlantic Philanthropies

J.W. Marriott, Jr.

J.W. Marriott, Jr. (2009)

Chairman & CEO
Marriott International, Inc.


About the Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award

The Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award honors extraordinary leaders who have created, built, or sustained contemporary, market-leading innovation in hospitality and travel enterprises. View past Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award recipients.