Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards Celebration

Join industry leaders, colleagues, alumni, and faculty at the 15th Annual Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Awards Celebration!

June 4, 2024 | 6:30 p.m. | Gotham Hall | 1356 Broadway | NYC

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About the Cornell Icon of the Industry Award

The Cornell Icon of the Industry Award honors the lifetime achievements of a hospitality and travel industry visionary who has transformed the global industry with their professional and philanthropic contributions.

The Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration has selected Keith Barr ’92, former CEO of IHG, to receive the 2024 Cornell Hospitality Icon of the Industry Award. Read the full press release.

About the Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award

The Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award celebrates extraordinary leaders who have revolutionized the hospitality and travel industry through innovations. Presented annually at the Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards Celebration by the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration, this award honors those who have pioneered contemporary, market-leading innovations in the hospitality industry. 

This year’s 2024 Cornell Hospitality Innovators of the Industry selected by the Nolan School of Hotel Administration are:

 

Chef José Andrés
Co-Founder
José Andrés Group and
World Central Kitchen
Rob Wilder
Rob Wilder
Co-Founder
José Andrés Group and
World Central Kitchen

2024 Sponsors

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Thank you to our 2023 sponsors for supporting Cornell’s tenacious pursuit of excellence and innovation. To sponsor this year’s prestigious celebration of achievement, please contact Jennifer Mayo ’13 (CALS), senior director of external relations, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, at js372@cornell.edu or 607.255.3101.


Past Recipients of the Icon Award

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Danny Meyer (2023)

Founder, Executive Chairman, and former CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group
randy-smith

Randy Smith (2021)

Co-founder and Former Chairman, STR
Chris Nassetta headshot

Chris Nassetta (2019)

President and CEO, Hilton Worldwide
Arne Sorenson

Arne Sorenson (2018)

President and CEO, Marriott International
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 Familiy

The Tisch Family (2012)

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

Charles F. Feeney

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.

Past Recipients of the Innovator Award