News for the Hospitality Executive
Learning from Las Vegas - Highlights the 84th Annual
Hotel Ezra Cornell,
a Student-run Hospitality Showcase at Cornell, April 2-5, 2009
From Thursday, April 2 through Saturday, April 5, Las Vegas comes to Cornell University as the part of the 84th annual Hotel Ezra Cornell. The students on the HEC Board of Directors have planned an extraordinary weekend that truly captures the excitement and luxury of Las Vegas. Guests will be treated to a star-studded lineup of over 25 guest speakers from Sin City and beyond, representing some of the top hospitality companies in the world. These speakers will offer their unique insights into the hospitality industry as seen through the lens of Las Vegas, with topics including:
Guests will also have the privilege of participating in interactive events featuring industry icons. They may choose to attend a wine tasting led by Greg Harrington, Owner of Gramercy Cellars; discuss food and beverage with a panel of industry leaders including Elizabeth Blau, Founder and CEO of Blau and Associates; or challenge their fellow guests in the 6th annual Culinary Mystery Box, culinary competition resembling Iron Chef. They might be so lucky to find themselves on a team with VIP guest Todd English, Owner and Executive Chef of Olives and Figs! And of course, what would Las Vegas be without gaming? Guests have the opportunity to engage in some friendly competition during HEC’s Poker Night on Thursday and Casino Night on Friday; perhaps they will find themselves at a table with Gary Loveman!
Throughout the weekend, guests will interact frequently with current
Hotel School students. Hotel Ezra Cornell is, and has always been,
entirely student-run. From arrival to departure, students work hard
to ensure that your HEC experience is impeccable. Each of the seven
meals scheduled for the weekend will be created and served by students.
Your personal concierge, front desk agent, bartender, and casino dealer
will be students, each of whom is eager to learn from the experience and
expertise of industry leaders like you.
Mark your calendars for April 2-5, 2009 for what
Click here to download an electronic version of the Invitation.