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The Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management at the University of Memphis, created and named for the founder of Holiday Inns, has positioned itself as a prominent program providing a contemporary hospitality education, with an emphasis on lodging and resort operations.  Students learn what it takes to effectively run a successful hospitality business through a mix of class work, applied industry experiences and a required internship in lodging & hospitality operations.  Management and leadership skills are delivered through course work focusing on asset management, facility development, human resources, resort management, food & beverage cost controls and revenue management.  Housed in a full-service, award winning Holiday Inn hotel and conference center, students see first hand service standards, business challenges and real-time operations.

Graduates in Hospitality and Resort Management receive the B.A. degree.  Our program provides an education designed to prepare students for a 21st century career in a field that is one of the largest employers in the world.

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We look forward to meeting you!



Dr. Radesh Palakurthi

Director and InterContinental Hotel Group Endowed Chair of Excellence

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management



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