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The Scarlet Hotel lobby.
Economic Development

Hotel Opens on Innovation Campus

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.

People stand in front of the Scarlet hotel celebrating it's opening.
An opening celebration at the hotel.

“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.”

Architectural rendering of a teaching classroom.
Architectural rendering of a teaching classroom.
Architectural rendering of a teaching kitchen.
Architectural rendering of a teaching kitchen.

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.

+ Additional content for Hotel Opens on Innovation Campus

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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