Metropolitan State University Science Education Center
MSU Denver Hotel & Hospitality Learning Center / DenverCO

A unique combination of a higher-education classroom building, a teaching laboratory, a commercial hotel, and a conference center, the Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center is home to the Hospitality, Tourism and Event Department at Metropolitan State University (MSU) Denver. This project features a 150-key Marriott SpringHill Suites hotel, a 10,000 square foot convention center, and a 50,000 square foot attached hospitality learning center. The hotel features 55 double queen beds and 95 king bedrooms. Each room features an en-suite bathroom with a tub, providing residents of the hotel with the comforts of home. The Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center received LEED Gold certification and contains many sustainable features, including an energy management system at each guest room to prevent energy from being wasted while the rooms are unoccupied. There is extensive daylighting inside of the building and water conservation features installed, such as low flow rates at plumbing fixtures.

The melding of academic instruction, interactive laboratories, and real-world experience within the hotel allows MSU Denver to offer an experiential curriculum for its diverse undergraduate student population, as well as current professionals seeking continuing education. The academic program includes state-of-the-art food and beverage teaching laboratories, classrooms and faculty offices.

Facts And Figures

MSU Denver Hotel & Hospitality Learning Center

161,500 Square Feet/150-Keys

Completion: August 2012

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The Team