Cornell and Runtriz Take the 5th Annual Icon & Innovator Awards to the Mobile Age
Mobile App for Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards Offers Social Media Streaming, Real Time Information, and a Full Digital Experience
The Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA), regarded as the world's leading academic program in its field, selected Runtriz, a leading provider of mobile hospitality solutions, as the mobile app provider for the 5thAnnual Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards, to be held at Cipriani 42ndStreet in New York City on June 4th. The app offers event attendees a smarter way to take full advantage of the event from streaming Tweets of tribute remarks for honorees to providing real-time event feedback and information.
"Offering a unique mobile experience that promotes our school, while making it easier for our guests to enjoy and embrace the event's activities enhances the reach of the Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards. We were very pleased to have Runtriz, and their deep experience in hospitality, to guide us through this mobile app initiative," said Joe Strodel, Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Cornell School of Hotel Administration.
"We are very excited to collaborate with the Cornell School of Hotel Administration as it begins to leverage mobile technology to offer its event guests and sponsors a better overall experience, and to enable both the school and guests an opportunity to stay better connected during its Icon & Innovator event, said Matthew Allard, Founder of Runtriz.
About 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.
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In 2007, technology experts who love to travel founded Runtriz to provide hotels abetter way to connect with guests to alleviate their greatest pain point… waiting on hold or in line for "great" customer service. Months later Runtriz" founders launched the world"s first iPhone hotel at the Malibu Beach Inn along the Pacific Ocean in California (Google it!) to solve this problem…and many others. Fast forward 7 years, and over this time Runtriz has collaborated with many of the industry"s leading brands and independent hotels globally – from Las Vegas to Sydney – pushing the envelope to create the most innovative mobile and digital platform that enables hotels to engage guests in previously unreachable and unthinkable ways. www.runtriz.com