Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center improvements continue with new chiller, more
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (November 9, 2011) — As part of the ongoing effort to improve the infrastructure, management and facilities at its Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Tuskegee University, the university recently installed a new chiller atop the facility via helicopter. A new commercial dishwasher and refrigerator/freezer units were also purchased.
These new additions were preceded by a major gift from Tuskegee alumni Dr. Matthew Jenkins and Roberta Jenkins, resulting in the total renovation of the Kellogg’s lobby, lounge (now dubbed Skegee Lounge), and the restaurant (now Dorothy's Place). Designer Vicki Carter and project manager Kathy Webb, both Tuskegee alumnae, donated their professional services to the project.
Tuskegee University President Gilbert L. Rochon confirmed that the university is fully committed to transforming the Kellogg into a significant profit center for the university and a state-of-the-art facility for hosting a wide array of events, with superior service. He said it would also strive to be consistent with innovative opportunities for students enrolled in the university's hospitality and tourism programs. The university gratefully applauds the superb contributions made to the Kellogg by its alumni and is determined to extend the major improvements throughout the facility. Flick Inc. currently manages the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, including Skegee Lounge and Dorothy’s Place.
A helicopter hoists a chiller atop the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Tuskegee University on Tuesday.