Industry Update
Supplier News14 May 2013

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

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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.

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The annual event recognizes two global leaders that have made an important and lasting impact on the hospitality industry. This year SHA is recognizing Thomas Pritzker, the Executive Chairman of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, as the Cornell Icon of the Industry, and Steve Ells, the Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill, as the Cornell Hospitality Innovator. To honor these two outstanding individuals, this event brings together the industry's senior leadership from around the world, including many Cornell alumni, for an unforgettable evening. Runtriz is a Platinum sponsor of the event, along with other 70 leading companies. Contributions to the gala help support the school's annual fund, providing key financial support for the school's scholarships and programs.

"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.

About Runtriz™

Runtriz delivers magic moments utilizing an open guest service platform that enables guest service amplification. We strive to enhance both the staff and guest service experience to optimize their time. With over 2000 hotels in 120 countries covering 50 + languages, Runtriz has the knowledge and experience to support your hotels' digital and guest engagement goals. We help our partners increase guest service results be delivering what today's guests want. For more information, or to request a demo, please visit runtriz.com.

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