Teaching hotel at CMU almost complete

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - You’ve heard of teaching hospitals, but how about a teaching hotel?

After almost a year and a half of construction, CMU’s Hotel Maverick is nearly finished. The 60 room hotel will have a restaurant and bar. It’ll serve guests looking for a more upscale experience and will also be used in the teaching curriculum. Hospitality, culinary, and business students can fine tune their skills starting in late spring.

“Those students at various levels can be on the front desk, in the back house, supervising, cleaning rooms, making reservations, doing books, serving in the restaurant. Every time we talk to anybody in the hospitality industry, they are just dying for people,” says CMU President Tim Foster.

The four-story building will be on campus, stretching from Kennedy to Elm behind Confluence Hall.