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Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality & Resort Management – Univ. of Memphis – Memphis, TN
The Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality & Resort Management was created by a $15 million gift from Kemmons Wilson, the founder of Holiday Inns. The School is located in the Fogelman College of Business & Economics at the University of Memphis. The goal of the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality & Resort Management is to be the leader in hospitality and resort management education, developing outstanding leaders for the business of hospitality and resorts.

The Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality & Resort Management offers a balance of hands-on experience and academics in lodging, food and beverage and resort management. By blending tourism, business and international hospitality with other functional areas our program prepares students for a 21st century career. 
The School is housed in a new eighty-two suite Holiday Inn with extensive banquet and restaurant facilities and is located on the University of Memphis campus. The school faculty works closely with the management team of the hotel to offer students an optimal learning environment. Our required field experience greatly enhances a students understanding of the industry. In addition to students working in the hotel on site, some of the additional work experiences our students will participate in include: Wilson Hotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Walt Disney World, the Peabody Group, casinos properties in Tunica, Mississippi, Perkins Restaurants, Aramark, the campus contract feeder, Gate Gourmet and a myriad of other restaurants, lodging, and tourism businesses in Memphis and across the nation.

The School is partnered with numerous hospitality businesses and industry leaders. Through recent development efforts and industry representative’s interest in the school, we will be able to offer scholarships through, InterContinental Hotels Group, the International Association of Holiday Inns (IAHI) and Perkins Restaurants. The Kemmons Wilson School has also received support from John Q. Hammons, Inc., the Peabody Hotel Group, Schahet Hotels, and numerous other businesses and individuals.

The program offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and is a 4-year undergraduate program. For further information please contact:

W. Terry Umbreit
IHG Chair of Excellence and Director,
Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

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