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The Hospitality Gala: An International Affair
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The Hospitality Gala: An International Affair

What is the objective of The Hospitality Gala?
The objective of The Hospitality Gala is to raise funds for the educational development of students and faculty in the HRMT program. The proceeds from this fundraiser will enable our program to give students and faculty opportunities to attend regional and national industry related conferences and experiences such as the annual National Restaurant Association Show, the International Hotel/Motel Association Show, the Club Managers Association of America World Conference, the annual Graduate Conference in Hospitality and Tourism. It also enables us to coordinate field activities such as study tours, host guest lecturers as well as support faculty development.

How is The Hospitality Gala planned and what is the role of Auburn University Hotel and Conference center?
Each Spring Semester, students in the Catering and Event Management course in the HRMT program plan, coordinate, and execute the annual fundraising event.  Under the direction of Dr. Alecia Douglas and Mr. Hans Van Der Reijden, students get to work alongside a team of experienced hotel professionals in management areas such as sales, marketing, catering, culinary, and operations.

Save the Date May 2, 2009 at 6:00pm

What is the main objective of the Catering and Events Management class?
To provide real world application and experience where students are mentored by their professor and AUHCC professionals while supplementing theory learned in the classroom. 

Who should attend?
Any individuals who are interested in the betterment of Auburn University and its Hotel and Restaurant Management Program, as well as alumni, faculty, industry professionals and leaders, friends, and family are welcome to attend this event.

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What is the dress code for The Hospitality Gala?
The dress code for this event is cocktail attire with black tie optional.

What types of items will be present in the silent/live auction?
Auction items will feature travel and leisure-oriented packages such as hotel and restaurant accommodations, spa and salon services, rounds of golf, etc.  As items and packages are confirmed, a list of auction items and donors will be provided on The Hospitality Gala’s website.

Directions to the Auburn University Hotel & Conference Center

From Atlanta & Atlanta Hartsfield Airport:
Take I-85 South towards Montgomery. Travel approximately 103 miles and take Exit 51 (Auburn). At the end of the ramp, bear right onto College
Street. Travel another 3.5 miles. The Hotel is
located on the right side of the street, directly
across from Draughon Library.

From Birmingham:
Take US Highway 280 East approximately 110 miles. Make a right onto Highway 147, and follow it five miles to Auburn. The hotel is located on the left, directly across from Draughon Library.

From Montgomery:
Take I-85 North towards Auburn. Travel approximately 49 miles, and take Exit 51 (Auburn). At the end of the ramp, make a left onto College Street. Go approximately 3.5 miles. The hotel is located on the right-hand side of the street.