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Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center - first floor amenities and space renovations

Project phase: Planning/Design

Project background

  • Originally conceived just before the outbreak of the Second World War, the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center ("Kellogg Center") opened its doors to the public on September 17, 1951.
  • The Michigan Hotel Association sought to create a facility which could house everything needed to hold an educational conference under one roof as a sort of laboratory in hotel management.
  • The Kellogg Center continues to act as a learning laboratory for the approximately 800 students enrolled in Michigan State University's School of Hospitality Business.
  • Exemplifying the MSU ideal of "DOSE"(delivering outstanding Spartan experiences), students learn how to provide the best service and customer experience in all branches of the hospitality industry.
  • Because of their hard work and attention to detail, the Kellogg Center is able to host over 400,000 visitors a year for seminars, conferences, meetings, weddings, and other events, providing first-rate accommodations and world-class service to its guests.
  • The Kellogg Center has 165 guest rooms and 30 meeting rooms with multiple configurations.
  • As an auxiliary enterprise, the Kellogg Center must be self-sufficient. That requires it to keep its amenities and public spaces current and cutting-edge.
  • The Kellogg Center is also a high-traffic facility, and its amenities and public spaces will have shorter life spans.
  • The nature of the hospitality business precludes a complete shutdown for renovations, dictating that any updates be done in phases

Project details

  • As planning begins, it is expected that renovations to improve the guest experience will be made to various Kellogg Center amenities and public spaces, including offices, lobbies and corridors, entrances, ceilings, lighting, auditorium, restrooms, and conference rooms.
  • The renovations will take place in phases over a five-year period.
  • As planning begins, project teams will examine options to deliver these phased renovations as efficiently as possible, including coordination with other infrastructure and programmatic needs.
  • If the cost of any single element of the renovation project is estimated to exceed $1,000,000, the Administration will seek Board approval for that component of the project through the Authorization to Proceed and, if appropriate, Bid and Contract Award process.
  • At this time Residential and Hospitality Services anticipates one such component of the overall renovation project: Relocation of Gift Shop to Existing Front Desk Space
    • The Kellogg Gift Shop, which is located on the first floor, would be moved across the hall, and flexible guest space would be created along the south corridor.
    • The cost of this part of the renovations is estimated to be $1,000,000 - $1,200,000.


  • TBD


  • $2,750,000 - $3,500,000. The source of funds is expected to be from auxiliary activities - Residential and Hospitality Services

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