The Westin Buffalo, operated by Delaware North in its global headquarters building, on March 1 hosted several students from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., for a daylong visit, part of the company’s efforts to increase awareness of career opportunities among faculty and students at key universities.

The students reviewed the hotel’s sustainability efforts against criteria they developed in working with Jeanne Varney, a lecturer in the property development and management department of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. Representatives of Delaware North showed Varney and her students several aspects of the hotel’s efforts under GreenPath, Delaware North’s proprietary stewardship program, such as the Greener Choice program for guests to opt out of housekeeping and fresh towels, as well as the Westin brand’s extensive health and wellness program.

Pictured from left to right at the hotel are students James Wood and Nicholas Romanoff; Jim McGrath (vice president of lodging) and Eliot Hermanson (regional vice president for the east) of the parks and resorts division; Tom Long, general manager of The Westin Buffalo; students Michael Minoli and Ryan Berlinsky; Varney; and Michaela LaJoie, the hotel’s corporate sales manager and a Cornell alumna.