After over a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Hospitality and Tourism club recently went on a trip to the Twin Cities to visit two prominent industry facilities. Dr. Hung-Chih ‘Alvin’ Yu led the trip experience.
Delta Airlines senior avionic technician Thomas Trenda led students on a tour of the Delta hangar, a behind-the-scenes look at airline operation and mechanicals. Ten students, most Hospitality and Tourism majors, were able to see how aircraft are maintained and serviced.
The Four Seasons Minneapolis, a luxury hotel and resort, is one of the hotel chain’s 53 properties in 24 countries. Opened in June 2022, it offers guest amenities including Mara Restaurant and a spa and wellness center. Student were able to see these amenities along with standard features of rooms and suites.
Club vice president and Hospitality and Tourism major Kayla Siercks was very impressed by the banquet space. “It is what makes the hotel so superior,” she said.
The Four Seasons Hotel went above and beyond and presented a panel discussion with the assistant director of people and culture and the manager of stewarding. General manager, Florian Riedel, a made a surprise appearance and encouraged and motivated students to be hospitality leaders in the future.
Dr. Yu hopes to build a long-term relationship with the Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis.
Planning for spring semester field trips are underway. All St. Cloud State students are welcome to join the Hospitality and Tourism Club. Find them on Instagram.