HANYC President and CEO Vijay Dandapani announces ICE as the hotel association's exclusive, official education partner.

HANYC Names ICE Official Education Partner

The Hotel Association of New York City made the announcement at its 2019 Red Carpet Hospitality Gala.

HANYC President and CEO Vijay Dandapani announces ICE as the hotel association's exclusive, official education partner.

On Dec. 2, the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC) announced the Institute of Culinary Education as its exclusive, official education partner at its annual Red Carpet Hospitality Gala at the Grand Hyatt New York.

As part of the partnership, ICE will offer three scholarships for its Hospitality & Hotel Management program and one scholarship for the Culinary Arts program annually.

America’s oldest hotel association, HANYC (est. 1878) has close to 300 members and 50,000 employees. Its mission to “serve as the voice of the hotel industry” aligns with ICE’s commitment to “find your culinary voice.” The pair will jointly offer continuing education on pertinent issues such as human trafficking, innkeeper liability, security and union management.

"This is a clear win-win for ICE students and our member hotels," said Vijay Dandapani, HANYC president and CEO. "It also represents a best practice in the hospitality business by strengthening ties across sectors to benefit the industry as a whole. We look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with our colleagues at ICE."

Hotel members will have the opportunity to participate in guest lectures and panels, offer hotel tours for Hospitality & Hotel Management classes, and provide access to externship and job placements. HANYC members’ employees will have access to enroll in the management program and ICE’s extracurricular classes, such as wine studies.

"I am excited for this partnership with HANYC, which will bring ICE unparalleled access to NYC hotels across a broad spectrum," said Dean of Restaurant & Hospitality Management Rick Camac. "This venture will enable us to extend our student reach for externships, jobs, guest speakers and hotel visits. In return, we are proud to be giving back to the hotel community in the form of full scholarships."

ICE alumni have launched careers at member hotels like Ace HotelCrowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, Hotel Edison and Marriott International, among others.

“We’re delighted at the launch of this venture which epitomizes the foundation’s mission to promote the development of the next generation of hospitality leaders through educational opportunities,” said Hermann Elger, Baccarat Hotel general manager and chairman of HANYC Foundation.

Learn more about ICE's Hospitality & Hotel Management program.

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