Professor Renahan recently took her HA 400 (Hospitality Sales Management) and 401 (Resort Operations) class on a trip to the Talking Stick Resort, at Loop 101 and Indian Bend Road in Scottsdale.
The General Manager, Robb McCreary, took the class on a tour of the various venues at the hotel including the meeting space, F&B (food and beverage) outlets, recreation facilities, and the casino. He told the class a little of the history of the resort, operational procedures, green initiatives and popularity of the various outlets.
Some quotes from students who attended:
The tour showed us a behind the scenes look at how a casino resort works and differs from a normal operation resort.
Having the chance to learn about local properties and the many job opportunities right in our backyard is amazing! The Talking Stick Resort is definitely on my list of locations to apply to once I graduate.
Professor Michele Renahan is a part-time faculty member who teaches HA (Hospitality Administration) at SCC (Scottsdale Community College). SCC is one of the local campuses for NAU Extended Campuses. To learn more about NAU Extended Campuses, click here.