Study Hotels opens on University of Chicago campus • Hotel Designs

BySteven I. Green

May 23, 2022 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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The Study Hotels, falling under the development umbrella of the Hospitality 3 group, is about high-quality, full-service lodging expressly designed to integrate into the unique culture of prominent universities. Every Study Hotels experience is about providing an authentic taste of life on campus—a respite from the world and a special haven to read, rest, and reflect. The latest addition to the Study Hotels portfolio, the 167 guestroom The Study at University of Chicago joins the two established traveller favourites: The Study at Yale and The Study at University City.

“Study Hotels has a strong track record in collaborating with academic institutions and local communities to create a distinctive hospitality experience,” said Angie Marks, Associate Vice President of Real Estate Operations at University of Chicago. “We’ve enjoyed working with Hospitality 3 to open The Study at University of Chicago and are thrilled to bring this new amenity to campus with economic benefits for our neighbouring communities.”

The 167-key hotel, which includes a complement of impressive suites, is designed to stand in harmony with the university’s iconic architecture and landscaping, established in the 1890s by Henry Ives Cobb and Frederick Law Olmstead (of Central Park fame). Transparency and light define the hotel’s public spaces, creating a clear connection to the landscape of the Midway Plaisance. In the lobby, guests can get their own taste of academia by perusing the library curated by The Strand Bookstore or exploring the rotating student art gallery.

guestroom at The Study with wooden features and a window seat to read

Image credit: The Study

Every guestroom at The Study is abundant in natural light and features a leather reading chair and wood writing desk. In addition to high-quality furnishings, guests can look forward to Frette linens, C.O. Bigelow toiletries, spacious showers, and breathtaking views of campus or Lake Michigan. Beyond the four walls of each room, the hotel offers guests one-of-a-kind opportunities to enjoy university culture as part of their stay. Exclusive guest experiences include guided tours at The Renaissance Society, campus architecture tours, and shows at the Court Theatre.

As a complement to the world-class events that take place at the sprawling David Rubenstein Forum next door, The Study has 4,700 square feet dedicated to hosting social gatherings and business meetings. The true star of these event spaces is the Winter Garden, where awe-inspiring clerestory windows stream sunlight in from above., making it an ideal venue for summer weddings with room for up to 200 people to celebrate in an unforgettable indoor/outdoor setting.

design inspired by a British tavern at The Study University of Chicago

Image credit: The Study

“It’s an honor to bring our thoughtful approach to service and philosophy to help strengthen this prestigious academic community through the Study mission,” said Paul McGowan, President & Founder of Hospitality 3 and Study Hotels. “Whether someone is visiting the university for the first time as a prospective student or they already call UChicago home, The Study—from service to amenities to our tavern Truth Be Told—reflects what makes this campus so special.”

For hotel guests, university residents, and visitors alike, the hotel provides them with a new campus hot spot to frequent. Truth Be Told is an English style tavern, located just off of the hotel’s lobby, offering traditional pub fare and a curated list of beers, spirits, and wines. Guests can choose to imbibe an intimate pint by the fireplace, relax in the lounge area, or tuck into a satisfying meal in the main dining room.

The Study at University of Chicago is so much more than a campus hotel. It is an extension of the university and an enduring epicentre for the community where guests can continually immerse themselves in the school’s rich culture while enjoying exceptional accommodations and hospitality.

Main Image credit: The Study



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