Renovation: HRM East

The Repurposed Hotel & Restaurant Management Building

Created in 1986 in recognition of the need to develop a strong hospitality program to meet the needs of the hospitality industry in Arizona, the School of Hotel & Restaurant Management has flourished and now offers one of the largest and most respected hospitality programs in the world.

As a result, HRM East at Northern Arizona University’s School of Hotel & Restaurant Management has completed its first major renovation in more than 20 years, adding classrooms and clinical lab space while supporting an innovative curriculum and experiential learning opportunities. The HRM East Grand Opening - story here. On August 23, 2012, HRM was notified that the U.S. Green Building Council has given the HRM East Renovation building LEED Silver Certification.

Make a Difference that Matters

The HRM complex in Flagstaff consists of three buildings: The Eugene M. Hughes Hotel and Restaurant Management building (6,145 square feet) is the primary academic facility containing administrative and faculty offices, and instructional facilities; HRM East (14,263 sq. ft.) is completely renovated and recommissioned as instructional space; a third office building (2,767 sq. ft.) houses faculty offices and a small conference and research space.

Like many institutions, HRM faces the challenge of providing a facility that will continue to meet the needs of our faculty and students in the rapidly changing world of hospitality.

Spend some time on our room descriptions page to see the variety of learning environments we created, including our showcase, the Demonstration Kitchen.

We put together a few short videos for you to see the faculty, students, and staff in this new learning environment, HRM East.


HRM Renovation on Video

We tracked the progress of the HRM Renovation since mid-August. Here, in reverse chronological order, are the older editions of these updates.