Ithaca, NY, January 25, 2011 - Cornell University's
School of Hotel Administration today named the Hilton Family, creators
former owners of Hilton Hotels, and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, as
recipients of the 2011 Icon of the Industry Award. This award formally
recognizes members of the Hilton family for their lifetime achievements
international business leaders in the hospitality industry. The Conrad
Hilton Foundation will also be honored for its many philanthropic
"Their worldwide success in developing Hilton Hotels into one of the world's most recognized brands, as well as their commitment to improving the lives of people throughout the world, has made an enormous impact on the global business and philanthropy. We look forward with great anticipation to honoring both the Hilton Family and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation with the 2011 Cornell Icon of the Industry Award."
family, which will receive the award at a gala dinner in New York City
7, maintains stewardship of the family philanthropy that is deeply
by the principles cherished by Hilton Hotels founder, Conrad Hilton.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by Conrad
Hilton who left
his fortune to help the world's disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
Foundation currently conducts strategic initiatives in five priority
providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance
caring for vulnerable children, and extending Conrad Hilton's support
work of Catholic Sisters. Following selection by an independent
jury, the Foundation annually awards the $1.5 million Conrad N. Hilton
Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work
reduce human suffering. From its inception through 2010, the Foundation
nearly $940 million in grants, distributing more than $100 million in
Foundation's current assets are approximately $2 billion.
The Cornell Icon & Innovator Awards Dinner began in 2009 and honored J. W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr. The 2010 edition honored Charles "Chuck" Feeney. This special event, the largest on the School of Hotel Administration's calendar, raises funds for the school's scholarships and programs. Current sponsors include: Title Sponsor~Hilton Worldwide; Media Partner~USA TODAY; Strategic Marketing and Event Consultant~Amazing Taste, LLC; The Bernstein Companies, Deloitte, FRANCE 24, Hersha Hospitality Trust, Hospitality Architecture + Design, Hospitality Design, Hotel Business, Hotel Management, HotelNewsNow.com, HotelPlanner.com, HOTELS, HotelYearbook, International Hotel Investment Forum-Berlin, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Richard H. Kennedy '56, The Lodging Conference 2011, Marriott, Oneida, PAR Springer-Miller Systems, PhoCusWright, RCI, Southworth Development, Stonebridge Companies, Thayer Lodging Group, TravelCom, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, The Wall Street Journal, Wyndham Hotel Group and Ypartnership.
For more details about the 3rd Annual Cornell Icon & Innovator Awards Dinner, please visit: http://www.hotelschool.cornell.edu/industry/events/awardsdinner.html. Or, contact Joe Strodel, Jr., director of the School of Hotel Administration's corporate and foundation affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607.255.4646.
About the 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. For more information, visit www.hotelschool.cornell.edu
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