Join 2017 Cornell's Icon of the Industry Steve Wynn at the 9th annual Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards. This celebration 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 dollars to scholarships and programs. One lucky winner will be chosen to attend the awards with a friend in New York City and meet Steve Wynn during the Diamond VIP reception prior to attending the dinner and awards program. This charitable promotion ends on May 25. So, don't miss your chance and donate now!

  • Join Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts Limited and John Zimmer, Co-Founder & President of Lyft, at the Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards, Tuesday, June 6, in Manhattan, New York City.
  • Two tickets for you and a friend to the seated dinner and awards program and VIP Diamond Experience.
  • Complimentary two night stay at the beautiful 5-star Pierre Hotel in Upper Manhattan.
  • Complimentary Lyft transfers during your stay in the City.

A message from dean Kate Walsh

The Icon & Innovator Awards honors a hospitality industry leader for his or her lifetime achievements and contributions to community or society – through the Cornell Icon of the Industry Award; and leaders who have built or sustained successful hospitality enterprises – through the Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award. This year we are honoring Steve Wynn, Chairman & CEO, Wynn Resorts Limited and John Zimmer '06, Co-Founder & President, Lyft.

Support the Next Generation of Hotelies

The 9th annual Icon & Innovator Awards is the largest fundraiser for the School of Hotel Administration. Every dollar raised provides support for the next generation of hospitality leaders. Learn more on our website.


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About the Cornell Nolan School of Hotel Administration

The Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration is the premier school for hospitality education in the world. As an integral part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the school is leading the world in teaching and researching the business of hospitality—marketing, finance, real estate, operations, and more, all applied to the world’s largest and most exciting industry. Top faculty, industry leaders, alumni, and students work together to generate new knowledge for the hospitality industry and form the premier network that shapes the industry every day.

Sarah Magnus-Sharpe
Director, PR & Media Relations