Temple Square Hospitality is a Deseret Management Company that provides hospitality services for all Temple Square guests. Its history traces back to the prestigious Hotel Utah, which was built in 1911. After 76 years as a hotel, the building closed for renovations and reopened in 1993 as a social center. In remodeling the building, the beloved attributes of service, hospitality and quality that graced the hotel were lovingly preserved in The Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
In 1988, Temple Square Hospitality was organized to service the dining needs of those visiting Temple Square and Salt Lake City. Since then, it has grown into three catering facilities (including off-site catering), four restaurants, a bakery and a full-service floral department. Known as the Hospitality Host at Temple Square, over 700,000 meals are served each year. Our goal is to honor our heritage by providing guests with a tradition of exceptional service and hospitality.