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Hotel ‘greenwashing’ dirties eco-friendly reputation
October 1, 2015

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

go-green-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Hotels across the globe are increasingly encouraging guests to embrace green practices. Yet while guests think they are supporting the environment by shutting off lights and reusing towels, they may in fact be victims of “greenwashing,” a corporation’s deceitful practice of promoting environmentally friendly programs while hiding ulterior motives.

New hotel hires manager, sales director
February 6, 2014

hotel-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – The Residence Inn Pullman hotel, slated to open in April at Washington State University, recently hired a general manager, Sara Raquet, and director of sales, Andrew Berg.

WSU offers on-campus lodging at Gannon Hall
August 11, 2010


PULLMAN – Beginning Sept. 1, visiting Cougar family members, alumni, and friends will once again be able to find on-campus accommodations by purchasing a WSU Cougar Campus Weekend package.


The package provides two nights of lodging for two at Gannon Hall on the Pullman campus, two mornings of morning breakfast for two at the Southside Café, two weekend passes to the Student Recreation Center, and a weekend campus parking pass.


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Hotel may see progress after fall elections
September 10, 2008

The design of a proposed $25 million, 120-room hotel and conference center on the WSU Pullman campus is still on hold, awaiting further planning and a financial investor. However, the long-term prospects for the plan remain sound.


“We’ve been working on this project since 2001,” said Ryan Ruffcorn, a project manager for WSU Capital Planning and Development.
Corporate Pointe Developers of Pullman began preliminary work on the facility in December, but worked slowed in order to secure financing and complete a market analysis and preliminary design, said Ruffcorn.


“Obviously, we’d like to move ahead as soon as possible,” he said. “We want … » More …

WSU explores hotel, conference center
October 26, 2007

WSU is looking for a private development company to partner with the university to design, build and operate a hotel and conference center on the Pullman campus.

According to a report by WSU’s School of Economic Sciences, a wired lecture hall or amphitheater, smaller breakout rooms, convenient dining and comfortable rooms — the basics of most conference centers — would allow Pullman to host hundreds of conferences and annual meetings that are now lost to more urban areas.

“We are talking about bringing in another level of activity that we don’t have now,” said Gerald Schlatter, associate vice president of Capital Planning and … » More …

Hospitality School hosts 25th Burtenshaw lecture
October 2, 2006

PULLMAN – Jim Treadway, chief executive officer of MTM Luxury Lodging, L.L.C., will be the guest speaker for the Washington State University School of Hospitality Business Management’s 25th annual Burtenshaw Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Todd Hall 116.A 3 p.m. reception will precede Treadway’s lecture, which is entitled “Life, Lodging, Luxury, and WWF.”A third generation hotelier whose roots began with Treadway Inns in New England, Treadway attended Dartmouth College, served in the Marine Corps, and graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Hotel Administration. He is a respected leader in the U.S. hotel industry and a frequent speaker and panelist at industry … » More …

WSU alumni, students make their mark at Spokane’s historic Davenport Hotel
August 23, 2002

Washington State University is in the middle of one of Spokane’s more intriguing events — this summer’s reopening of The Davenport Hotel. From the architect to the director of operations, Cougar “paw prints” run throughout the $35 million renovation.Walt and Karen Worthy insist that only the best is in The Davenport, including employees, so that guests will truly have a luxury hotel experience. WSU alumni and interns are there to help.“The WSU hospitality and business management program is certainly an asset to this hotel. It is nearby and produces the kind of graduates and students that fit our goal to have the highest quality of … » More …