Study Hotels Expanding to Philadelphia
Monday May 5th, 2014 - 10:18AM GPB
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NEW YORK—Hospitality 3 has signed an agreement to enter into a long-term ground lease with Drexel University. This follows the opening of The Study at Yale, the brand’s first hotel in New Haven, CT.
The Study at University City, to be built on the corner of 33rd and Chestnut Streets in West Philadelphia, will be developed and owned by Hospitality 3 and operated by its subsidiary, Study Hotels. The hotel will offer 212 rooms, approximately 7,000 sq. ft. of banquet/meeting space, a 105-seat corner restaurant and bar and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Hospitality 3 collaborated with Philadelphia-based architects DIGSAU to design the hotel with a focus on engaging its surroundings while capturing the character of the area and personality of the neighboring institutions, according to the company.
The hotel is scheduled to open in 2016.
Tags: Hospitality 3 • Drexel University • Study Hotels • Study at University City • Hospitality • Brands • Construction/Renovation • Openings •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.