John Mariani ’54 accepts the 2014 Cornell Icon of the Industry Award

At the sold-out 6th Annual Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards, 800 senior leaders from the travel and hospitality industry gathered to celebrate the Mariani Family and Banfi Vintners, and Sandy Solmon, Founder and CEO, Sweet Street Desserts. At the gala–which raised more than $300,000 for programs and scholarships at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration (SHA)–the Mariani Family and Banfi Vintners received the Cornell Icon of the Industry Award and Solmon received the Cornell Hospitality Innovator Award.