Rane Culinary Science Center

The Laurel Hotel and Spa
Southern comfort. World class service.
Assorted chocolates are pictured.

Students will learn the art of hospitality and hotel management through full immersion training at The Laurel Hotel and Spa.

Real World Learning

Computer rendering of The Laurel

The Laurel will anchor the premier corner of South College Street and Thach Avenue, affording a stunning view of iconic Samford Hall. The amenities will include thirty-two luxurious rooms, a spa, wellness center, rooftop pool and yoga studio. From the moment guests arrive, they will experience gracious service with a team of valets ready to park their car and an exclusive lounge for a check-in experience equal to the top luxury hotels in the world. Guests will be personally guided to their rooms and provided vital details about the hotel and local amenities for a truly concierge-level experience.

“Working in a hotel sparks a lifelong passion for the hospitality industry. This career path allows one to be surrounded by a diverse group of colleagues, travel the world experiencing other cultures and most of all shows one that serving others is a noble and meaningful pursuit. Auburn University’s groundbreaking Laurel Hotel and Spa will give students an ability of how to attain the standard of excellence as well as a taste of how exciting and satisfying a hospitality career can be.”

Filip Boyen
CEO, Forbes Travel Guide

Sketch rendering of the Laurel

Guests will be invited to dine in the Library Lounge for breakfast and lunch, partake in a daily aperitivo hour and indulge in after dinner chocolates and sweet treats. Twenty-four hour room service will ensure a seamless guest experience around the clock.

Learning Luxury The entire environment will be specially designed and built for student learning. This hands-on, practical experience in all aspects of hotel operations will position Auburn’s hospitality management students to become the future leaders in the field.

Learn more about the
AU Hospitality Management Program →

A rendering of a suite floorplan.
A color rendering of the cabanas and pool.