Hospitality High School Highlights

Hospitality Hub

Omni Dallas Hotel and Richardson High School (RHS) have come together in an exciting collaboration to provide students with an immersive and innovative learning experience in the world of hospitality. Introducing the “Hospitality Hub” – a unique and dynamic classroom environment, meticulously transformed by the Omni Hotel & Resorts design team into a fully functioning simulated hotel lobby.

Imagine stepping into a space that replicates the atmosphere of a luxury hotel, complete with a bustling front desk, thoughtfully designed collaborative meeting space, casual dining area, and all the amenities you would expect from a high-end lobby. This is the incredible learning environment that Richardson High School has created, in partnership with the iconic Omni Dallas Hotel.


Guidance for a Career in Hospitality

But the collaboration doesn’t stop there. Omni Dallas Hotel has played an integral role in ensuring that these students receive the best possible preparation for a career in the hospitality industry. Offering guidance, support, and invaluable expertise, the hotel has truly become a key partner in this exciting venture.

At the forefront of this revolutionary initiative is Bobbie Weir, Career Coach at RHS, who had the visionary idea of providing students with a first-hand glimpse into the world of hotel management. Recognizing the value of hands-on experience, Weir approached Omni Dallas Hotel to arrange interactive tours for students, igniting the spark that led to the formation of this powerful partnership.


Carolyn Dent Leading the Charge

Leading the charge from the hotel’s side is Carolyn Dent, Managing Director of Omni Dallas Hotel. Dent has been instrumental in bringing this dream classroom to life, lending her unparalleled expertise, extensive connections, and an unwavering dedication to inspiring young individuals about the vast array of opportunities within the thriving hospitality sector.

The official grand opening of the “Hospitality Hub” is an event that promises excitement and celebration. Set for February 28th at 1 p.m., the ribbon-cutting event will be a testament to the remarkable achievements of this collaboration.

Community leaders, distinguished officials from RISD, and even students who have been positively impacted by Weir’s guidance will all be present to share their stories and support the unveiling of this immersive learning space.

In the Omni Dallas Hotel and Richardson High School partnership, a shared passion for empowering future leaders in the hospitality industry comes together. It’s a collaboration that is sure to pave the way for endless possibilities and ensure that the next generation of hospitality professionals is well-equipped to thrive in an ever-evolving industry.

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