School of Hospitality
Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center
Preparing innovators and leaders
for the hospitality industry
A unique combination of a higher-education classrooms, teaching laboratories, a commercial hotel (Springhill Suites by Marriott), and a conference center; the Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center (HLC) is the home to the School of Hospitality at MSU Denver. The HLC is the only such facility at a school in the world.
In a unique public/private partnership, MSU Denver and Sage Hospitality have built an on-campus, full-service, learning laboratory—the Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center. Located right on campus, the center includes:
- A fully functioning, professionally managed hotel, the SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown by Marriott International where you'll receive hands on experience
- The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Conference Center
- Academic building and learning laboratory: 30,000 square feet of academic space | Sensory analysis lab for wine, beer, and spirits classes | 72-seat, commercial restaurant including five mixology stations | 4,000-bottle wine and beer cellar management lab | High-tech food demonstration theaters | Tourism lab | Events lab
Students in the School of Hospitality prepare for leadership and management careers in this demanding industry.
Most of our students work in the industry already, combining their on-the-job experience with relevant classroom experience, assuring that they graduate with a personal and deep understanding of the industry, its demands and the importance of hard work.