Metropolitan State University of Denver Hotel & Hospitality Learning Center

Denver, Colorado

Integrated commercial and academic spaces provides students with real world learning experiences


Metropolitan State University Denver, Mortenson Development

Project Size

162,000 sf

Building Performance

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

Professional Services

Interior Design
Master Planning

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.