On-campus hotel

  • 1.  On-campus hotel

    Posted 08-13-2019 11:41
    ​​At UBC we are exploring the idea of developing an on-campus hotel. We are currently at the early stage of completing a feasibility study and business model assessment.  For those of you who have an on-campus hotel (specifically located on campus lands) would you be willing/able to share some information about your hotel property?  Specifically:

    1. what is the operating model?  in-house operated and branded / international brand operated by the University / international brand operated by 3rd party / land lease to a 3rd party etc.
    2. # of rooms and room style?
    3. amenities attached to hotel?
    4. conference facilities and if so, capacities?

    Including a link to the hotel website would be useful too.  Thanks so much.  Feel free to respond directly to if you prefer.

    Andrew Parr
    University of British Columbia
    Managing Director, Student Housing and Hospitality Services
    2205 Lower Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
    Canada AndrewAndrewAndrewParrUniversity of British ColumbiaParrAndrewAndrewAndrewCanada

  • 2.  RE: On-campus hotel

    Posted 08-14-2019 09:13

    Hey Andrew!

    That's definitely a great question and I'm happy to lend some support. We recently held a webinar around best practices of developing and operating an on-campus hotel and that the recording be a useful resource to leverage. Beyond that, the presenter of that session expressed that he is always willing and happy to assist answering these types of questions, so I've included his contact info below for any reach-outs you'd like to do. Hopefully this is all a good first step for your info gathering!

    Perry Hacker
    Director, University Guesthouse at the University of Utah

    William Hurley
    Professional Development Coordinator
    Charlottesville VA
    United States