Mason Inn

Email to Student Body Reveals Plans for Mason Inn

On Monday afternoon, students received an email from President Cabrera about the decision to transform the Mason Inn, currently a luxury hotel located on campus, to a residential, dining, and instructional facility.

Since it’s opening in fall 2010, the Mason Inn has lost roughly $11 million. Based on the losses, President Cabrera formed a Mason Inn Task Force at the beginning of the semester to propose new business models that would make the hotel more profitable. After the official proposal was written for President Cabrera’s review, the task force and the President agreed that converting the hotel into a facility that would serve the student body and faculty directly would yield the best results.

Mason Inn Task Force to make drastic changes to hotel’s business model

Since its opening, the Mason Inn has lost roughly $11 million dollars. Jennifer Wagner Davis, Mason's senior vice president for administration and finance, estimates that the Mason Inn loses between $2 to $2.5 million annually. Davis said, in regards to the lost money, “we have taken it all out of the auxiliary enterprise reserves and we are now below our level of reserves that we need to run the institution appropriately.”

Mason names sixth university president: Ángel Cabrera

George Mason University named its next university president on Dec. 15: Ángel Cabrera. Here's a little bit more about the big news, including links to all our coverage following the announcement.

First Mason prom attracts large turnout

On Saturday, Mason students flocked to the Mason Inn to take part in the first Mason Formal. (Jake McLernon)

Numbers don’t lie, and the numbers have it: George Mason University’s first-ever formal was a success.

A total of 125 people attended the event, which was held at the Mason Inn’s Junior Ballroom on April 16.

Food competition to be held at Mason Inn

Dozens of chefs from around the region will be frying, baking and sautéing against each other this Friday at the Mason Inn.

The Mason Inn will play host to the 5th annual ARAMARK's Culinary Excellence competition (ACE) for the region. ARAMARK, a company that specializes in food distribution for hospitals, schools and businesses, will have their regional chefs come together and battle each other for the chance to move on to the national competition in Florida.

Boxwoods chef takes leave of absence following arrest

Boxwoods' Executive Chef Konrad Meir was arrested for allegedly being drunk in public; he has since taken a leave of absence. (Jenna Beaver)

Konrad Meier, executive chef at the Mason Inn’s Boxwoods restaurant, has taken a leave of absence following his Feb. 3 arrest for allegedly being drunk in public. 

C2M sizzles steak with Boxwoods' new chef

C2M reporter Reuben Jones poses for a picture with Chef Konrad Meier of The Mason Inn’s restaurant Boxwoods. Jones was able to have a tour of the kitchen as well as cook a steak with Meier. (Jenna Beaver)