Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society gala to honor Marriott CEO

April 04, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society Hospitality Executive of the Year event will be held at The Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus on April 12.

The event will include the presentation of the Hospitality Executive of the Year Award, to be presented to Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International.

The event culminates an academic year-long celebration of the School’s 80th anniversary. To register for the event, visit:

Sponsors of the gala event, based on level of financial participation include:

Old Main Sponsor

  • Marriott International

Nittany Lion Sponsor

  • Hilton

Blue Sponsors

  • First American Title Insurance Company
  • Hodges Ward Elliott
  • Host Hotels & Resorts
  • Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
  • Park Hotels and Resorts
  • PepsiCo
  • PSAV
  • Shaner Group

White Sponsors

  • Avendra
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Ernst & Young, LLP (EY)
  • Hersha Hotels & Resorts
  • Noble Investment Group, LLC
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC (PwC)
  • The Nittany Lion Inn


  • Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group LLC
  • Ashford Hospitality Advisors LLC
  • Auro Hotels
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Briad Hospitality Services, LLC
  • Brittany and Jason Bayona
  • Budge & Co., LLC
  • Donohoe Hospitality Services
  • Four Seasons
  • IHG
  • Interstate Hotels & Resorts
  • Lea Ann Kish
  • Oracle Hospitality
  • Pyramid Advisors LP
  • Robert Carl
  • RSM
  • The Food and Beverage Association of America, Inc.
  • TravelClick
  • Wells Fargo Commercial Real Estate
  • Arne Sorenson poses for portrait in front of window

    Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International, is the 2018 Hospitality Executive of the Year.

    IMAGE: Marriott International

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Last Updated April 04, 2018