The Scarlet Hotel – A Celebration of Nebraska

by Trish Bauermeister

The Scarlet Hotel, opening in Spring of 2022, is the only Tribute Portfolio Hotel in the state of Nebraska. This full-service boutique Marriott hotel is strategically designed to celebrate Nebraska in every way.    

Step through the front doors and start your statewide journey. The Scarlet pays homage to Nebraska’s legendary creative minds, while celebrating current innovations and shaping the lives of future generations. Forward thinking minds designed a Centralized Renewable Energy System which assists in regulating the hotel’s temperature, and allows the hotel to leave less of a carbon footprint.  

Offering 154 unique stays—151 guestrooms are named after small towns in Nebraska, and 3 suites are named after prominent leaders. Walk in and be transported to the town through custom artwork (captured by a commissioned photographer), exclusively crafted historical facts, and a placard stating the towns name, date it was established, and the current population. Each room offers a refrigerator, complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room safe, Nespresso® coffee maker, 55-inch HDTV (Big Ten Network®), Conair® garment steamers, iron/ironing board, equipped workspace, and an overstuffed high back leather chair. A fitness center and yoga room are available on the second floor. Through a partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the hotel provides Eduroam® to Big Ten faculty and students.  

Big flavor meets Midwest hospitality through the hotel’s dining. The Scarlet Hotel has partnered with local farmers and small businesses to showcase the diverse products grown in-state, providing a taste of Nebraska to visitors. The Good Life Coffee Shop has professionally trained baristas and offers The Scarlet Blend a signature roast created by The Mill Coffee & Tea. Well & Good restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as room service. Guests will be delighted to find UNL Dairy Store ice cream (produced across the street in the Food Innovation Center) available in the lobby. Popular flavors include a Scarlet Hotel signature ice cream. Craft cocktails are served in the Barred Owl, a rooftop bar for hotel guests and the local community. The views of Memorial Stadium and Downtown Lincoln are breathtaking. 

The Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center is adjacent to the hotel. The NIC Conference Center has an auditorium which holds up to 400 guests, a banquet hall, and eight breakout rooms furnished with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. The hotel offers 3 diverse meeting space options—private dinning on the first floor, a boardroom on the second floor, and The Founders room on the sixth floor. The Founders room has floor to ceiling windows with magnificent views of Memorial Stadium.  

Complimentary shuttle service will take you to and from the airport, the Haymarket, and other locations within Lincoln. The university pays StarTran to run buses every 15 minutes between campuses.   

The Scarlet will shape the next generation through hands-on, world class service experiences! The hotel partnered with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) program, and will be the home of the Hospitality Leadership and Innovation Academy.  

Family values, hard work, dreams and innovation are key to playing in the fields of The Good Life.  Leave your shoes on the pavement and tickle your toes in the grass of our innovation. Book your stay and immerse yourself in The Good Life @

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