Integrated commercial and academic spaces provides students with real world learning experiences
Metropolitan State University Denver, Mortenson Development
LEED-NC v2009 Gold
Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute, Masterworks in Masonry, Merit Award for Commercial Building
ENR Mountain States Best Project
Downtown Denver Partnership, Downtown Denver Award
A unique combination of a higher education classroom building, a teaching laboratory, commercial hotel – a Springhill Suites by Marriott – and conference center, the Hotel & Hospitality Learning Center is home to the Hospitality, Tourism and Event Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. A combination of commercial and academic spaces are integrated into a single building to help further the mission of the school by providing students with hands-on learning opportunities and real world experiences. The academic program includes state-of-the-art food and beverage teaching laboratories, classrooms and faculty offices. The hotel includes 150 guest rooms, 7,500 square feet of meeting space and 75 structured parking spaces.