Marriott Center for Tourism & Hospitality
The Marriott Center for Tourism & Hospitality is housed in the Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware, a hotel owned by UD and managed by Shaner Hotels. The hotel serves the needs of university guests and business travelers, as well as serving as a learning laboratory for hospitality business management students.
Students of hospitality gain first-hand experience of the hotel’s daily operations by rotating through different staff positions. Teamwork between the hotel staff and the hospitality students contributes to the hotel’s consistently high customer satisfaction ratings. The hotel has been recognized by Marriott International in the top 10% of Marriott hotels for 15 consecutive years, ranking as high as #2 in the world.
Academic classes are held in the high-tech ALICE (Advanced Learning Interactive Classroom Environment) classroom, recently built and donated by the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation. The classroom is equipped with flat screen monitors, numerous glass writing surfaces and two high-definition video camera systems for teleconferencing, allowing educators to use the classroom as both a traditional lecture classroom and a collaborative student-centered workspace.
For more information or to make reservations, visit the Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware website.
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