Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center’s First Weeks a Success

The highly anticipated Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center opened June, 14th, 2013 and has enjoyed a successful first few weeks.

Online PR News – 01-August-2013 – Kent, Ohio – Kent, Ohio, August 01, 2013 -- The highly anticipated Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center opened June, 14th, 2013 and has enjoyed a successful first few weeks. The hotel has maintained a steady occupancy since opening and has sold out all rooms for Kent State University’s Homecoming weekend in September.

There has been heightened public interest in the Kent State Hotel, and tours offered by the hotel staff have been popular. During the first three weeks of being open, the hotel averaged 7 tours per day.

“We really couldn’t be more pleased about the turnout, excitement and success that these first few weeks of being open have garnered,” said Mike Riccio, General Manager of KSU Hotel. “All of our team members have really stepped up and made this hotel opening the best that it could be.”

He went on to relate a story about how the catering staff stepped up to the plate and handled what could have potentially been a disaster, when an event expecting 70 people had 92 actually show up.

“Our event and catering staff handled it in stride,” said Riccio. “I was really proud at the way they didn’t let the hitch faze them, but instead just went ahead and did what was necessary to ensure that the guests were completely satisfied. That’s just the way we do things here at the KSU Hotel.”

The hotel is located immediately adjacent to the Kent State University campus, at 215 South Depeyster Street. It features 94 rooms, consisting of King and Double Queen rooms as well as three Executive Suites and a Presidential Suite. Prices start at around $139 per night.

The onsite restaurant and lounge named Zenas and Nineteen10 respectively, feature high end cuisine and cocktails and utilize local farm-fresh produce and organic ingredients wherever possible.

The property is managed by Riley Hotel Group, a US top-100 hotel management company based out of Medina, Ohio.

Reservations are currently being accepted and can be made by calling 330-346-0100 or by visiting the website at For more information, call 330-590-8015.

About Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center:
Conveniently located in the heart of Kent Ohio's recently renovated and vibrant downtown area and immediately adjacent to the Kent State University campus, the 94 room boutique style hotel will features over 5,000 square feet of flexible Conference Space, heated indoor pool, workout facility, and an onsite restaurant & lounge. For more information, visit

About Riley Hotel Group:
Established in 2003, Riley Hotel Group is a premier luxury development and management company dedicated to helping hotel owners provide superb levels of service. Riley provides lucrative partnerships to investment groups, developers, owners, and operators. The company’s portfolio includes independent and franchised hotels in California, Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, and Wyoming. Riley offers real estate brokerage, hospitality consulting, creative design, employee training, sales and marketing, and joint venture opportunities. For more information, visit

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