University hotel opens its doors

By Noah Miller

The university is offering patrons the opportunity to “spend the night with Alma, and spend only $109.” The new on-campus, full service hotel — located in the Dr. Fok Ying Tung International House — is among the first on-campus hotels in the country. The hotel opened Tuesday.

Owned and operated by the University of Calgary, Alma boasts 100 rooms and suites with daily maid service, Wi-Fi Internet and flat screen TVs, as well as a bistro and meeting facilities for up to 125 people, all contained in the campus core.

In addition to covering the costs of the hotel, profits will be directed to the student residences located in the International House. The new hotel will also be utilized as a training ground for Haskayne Students in the hotel and resort management program.