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Metropolitan State University of Denver Hotel & Hospitality Learning Center

Hands-on learning opportunities combined in commercial and academic spaces

  • 162K

    Square Feet

  • Denver, Colorado

    Denver, Colorado

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

What do you get when you combine a higher education classroom building, teaching laboratory, commercial hotel, and conference center? You get the Hotel & Hospitality Learning Center, home to the Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. It's the only facility in Colorado of its kind and one of 11 in the nation.

A blend of commercial—a Springhill Suites by Marriott—and academic spaces is integrated into a single building to help further the school’s mission to provide students with hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experiences. The academic program includes 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. 

At a Glance

Downtown Denver Partnership, Downtown Denver Award
ENR Mountain States Best Project
Rocky Mountain Masonry Institute, Masterworks in Masonry, Merit Award for Commercial Building
Meet Our Team

Josh Gould, Senior Vice President, Business Leader, Buildings

I’m passionate about making a positive impact on the built environment and work with each client to capture the spirit of a place.
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Josh Gould

Senior Vice President, Business Leader, Buildings

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