Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards
The annual Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Awards is the School of Hotel Administration's premier fundraising event, and a celebration to honor visionary leaders in hospitality, business, and philanthropy. Contributions to the event support the school's annual fund, which provides key funding to scholarships and programs.
Save the date for June 7, 2016
Announcing the 2016 Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Honorees
Founder and chairman, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Ted Teng '79
President and CEO, The Leading Hotels of the World
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The Cornell Icon of the Industry
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
Barry S. Sternlicht (2015)
Chairman and CEO
Starwood Capital Group
The Mariani Family &
Banfi Vintners (2014)
James Mariani MBA '91
Virginia Mariani-Kitt '82
John Mariani '54 (not pictured)
Tom Pritzker (2013)
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
The Tisch Family (2012)
James S. Tisch '75
Andrew H. Tisch '71
Jonathan M. Tisch
|The Hilton Family &
The Conrad N. Hilton
Charles F. Feeney '56 (2010)
Co-Founder, Duty Free Shoppers;
Founding Chairman, The Atlantic Philanthropies
J.W. Marriott, Jr. (2009)
Chairman & CEO
Marriot International, Inc.
The Cornell Hospitality Innovator
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.