Research and Training

The School of Hospitality Management maintains high-quality research and training facilities for students.

Food Decisions Research Laboratory

The Food Decisions Research Laboratory investigates psycho-economical influences on food service decisions.

Center for Hospitality Real Estate Strategy

The Center for Hospitality Real Estate Strategy focuses on teaching, research and outreach related to real estate and strategy in the hospitality industry. The center also produces the The Penn State Index of U.S. Hotel Values, an index that projects hotel values for the overall U.S. and for the specific hotel property types of Luxury, Upper Upscale, Upscale, Upper Midscale, Midscale and Economy hotels.

Hospitality Leadership Institute

The Hospitality Leadership Institute is the place to go for information regarding the many facets of hospitality, recreation, and tourism.

Center for Food Innovation

The Center for Food Innovation is home to a wide variety of studies in the food and beverage industry.

Café Laura

Café Laura provides a premier learning opportunity for students, as an operating café during the day and an upscale restaurant in the evenings.

Technology Laboratories

Room 118 Mateer is part of Penn State's Center for Academic Computing and is available for use Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Sundays 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (unless there is a class scheduled in that room).