The sixth annual Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards hits New York City on June 3. Honoring the winners of the Cornell Icon of the Industry Award and the Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award, this is one of the most anticipated events on the hospitality world’s annual calendar.
Hundreds of the industry’s most influential leaders (including Forbes Travel Guide, one of the event sponsors) will congregate to honor the Mariani family, of Banfi Vintners and Tuscany’s Castello Banfi vineyard estate, who will be celebrated as this year’s recipients of the Cornell Icon of the Industry Award. The esteemed family is a leader in the research and education of the wine industry, thanks to its efforts both in Italy and the U.S.
As for the Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award, Sandy Solmon will be applauded for her outstanding business achievements with her innovative company, Sweet Street Desserts, the largest manufacturer of frozen gourmet desserts in North America.
With Andrew McCarthy, actor, editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler and author of travel memoir The Longest Way Home, serving as the evening’s master of ceremonies, the Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street, a dazzling events venue in the heart of Manhattan.
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