Mortenson Construction, project architect RNL, and Metropolitan State College of Denver have started construction on an on-campus hotel and hospitality learning center.
The project will feature a 150-room Spring Hill Suites by Marriott, a 28,000-sf academic space, and a 5,000-sf meeting and conference area. Sage Hospitality will manage the hotel. A special purpose corporation was formed for the center that provides financing, construction, operation, and management support. The project’s operating proceeds will go to the Metro State Foundation for scholarships and academic program support. Estimated completion: August 2012.