Any dream destination, whether it is a sandy beach, a ski resort, a relaxing spa, or just a wonderful dinner at home, can be yours for the right bid at The Hospitality Association/The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Auction — Destination Auction, Sat., Feb. 11, 2012, beginning at 5:00 p.m., at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of Michigan State University. Admission is $10 per person. Student admission is complimentary.
Up for auction are more than 100 auction travel packages and gift items donated by alumni and industry friends. And while this popular event draws hundreds of local community members, alumni, students, and faculty to the Kellogg Center, bidding is also available at remote locations throughout the country.
Proceeds from the auction help fund a number of programs in The School of Hospitality Business. Another portion is donated to two local charities: the Junior League of Lansing and the MSU Federal Credit Union’s Institute for Arts & Creativity at the MSU Wharton Center for the Performing Arts.
Auctioneer Bob Howe, a 20 year veteran of the event, is fast paced and full of life as bidders at the Live Auction compete for unique golf and resort packages, multi-night stays in beautiful hotels often paired with fabulous dining, sports or theater experiences, and much more.
The Silent Auction is a timed multi-round bidding system through which bidders can bid as high as they want, silently competing to win the dream package of their choice. Packages include hotel stays, restaurant gift cards, Michigan State apparel, one of a kind gift items, and more.
Remote Bidding is a chance for the MSU alumni around the country to enjoy the auction in East Lansing and capture some of the terrific destination packages and auction items for themselves.. The Remote Bidding team contacts alumni leaders in advance of the event, and together they set up a site where a virtual auction takes place. Six locations are participating remotely this year:
Jocks & Jills Sports Grill
1 Galleria Parkway, Southeast
O’Malleys West in Lincoln Park
2249 North Lincoln Avenue
Blake Street Tavern
2301 Blake Street
Los Angeles, California
Tony P’s Dockside Grill
4445 Admiralty Way
New York, New York
Mercury Bar East
493 Third Avenue (bet. 33rd & 34th Sts.)
231 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
To become a remote bidder please fill out a Remote Bidding Signup Form.