Andrew Deng '19 and Kateryna Lo '17 man the reception desk during the 92nd Hotel Ezra Cornell.

Students Host 92nd Annual HEC Conference

As faculty, alumni and members of the hospitality industry flooded the Statler Hotel for the 92nd Hotel Ezra Cornell Conference, hundreds of hotel school students successfully took over the management of the hotel from Thursday to Saturday last week.

Hotel Ezra Cornell Dons Vegas Theme

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas; however, that was not the case this weekend as various leaders of the hospitality industry parted from Sin City to impart their insights to students during the 84th annual Hotel Ezra Cornell. For two eventful days and three hedonic nights, students of the School of Hotel Administration hosted HEC, a yearly educational conference showcasing the skills and talents of the students as they temporarily assumed management of Statler Hotel.
The conference kicked off Thursday with “An Evening at Club HEC.” The Las Vegas-themed conference provided students opportunities to “demonstrate their knowledge by planning and executing a weekend full of culinary delights, innovative service and impressive speakers,” according to HEC’s website.