The Scarlet Hotel’s opening marked another step forward in Nebraska Innovation Campus’ mission to foster public-private research collaborations at the innovation hub, now home to nearly 60 partners.
The 154-room Marriott Tribute hotel opened in May 2022 and is attracting companies, researchers and community members to NIC.
“The hotel makes NIC an even more attractive site for research and collaboration,” said Dan Duncan, NIC executive director. “People visiting The Scarlet see firsthand NIC’s world-class facilities and growth opportunities, which paves the way for building new partnerships to enhance Nebraska’s economy.”
The hotel, adjacent to the NIC Conference Center, features a coffee shop, signature restaurant and rooftop bar. These venues feature Nebraska-inspired fare, like ice cream from the university’s Dairy Store and coffee developed in partnership with The Mill Coffee & Tea. Each room has a distinct, Nebraska-oriented theme, such as a suite named for former Husker football coach Tom Osborne.
The hotel is also a learning laboratory for Nebraska’s hospitality, restaurant and tourism management students. The university received a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to help build a 100-seat classroom and offices in the hotel. Students will gain hands-on experience in many aspects of the hotel’s operation.
Nebraska news release: Scarlet Hotel is open to serve Huskers
Nebraska news release: $1.6M federal award supports academic Space at Scarlet Hotel
Media mention: A sneak peek at the new Scarlet Hotel (KOLN, 3/23/2022)
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