Hospitality Hall of Honor
A place of honor for hospitality industry giants.
Recognizing industry leaders since 1996, the Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor has become an exceptional educational resource for students pursuing careers in hospitality management, for people working in the profession and for individuals interested in one of the world's leading industries. For 10 years Hilton College hosted a formal reception, induction ceremony and dinner. In 2006, the Hospitality Hall of Honor expanded its format to create more interaction among students, industry leaders and faculty. Since then, a student general manager, who oversees a student board, has planned and executed all Hall of Honor activities, including a reception, ceremony and dinner as well as a series of industry-related "Think Tanks." Other highlights of Hall of Honor Week include an industry luncheon and reunion dinner for former inductees.
The Hall of Honor Gallery, located off the main lobby of the Hilton University of Houston, features specially commissioned portraits of each inductee by artist Robert Lapsley. New inductees are presented a copy of their portraits at the induction ceremony, but the original portraits are rotated regularly and hung in this gallery as a tribute to each inductee's achievements. Personal papers, memorabilia and corporate histories are archived and displayed in the Massad Family Library Research Center and Hospitality Industry Archives at Hilton College to memorialize the inductees' achievements and leadership—providing a lasting tribute to the companies they conceived and built during their lifetimes.
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