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Now Open12 September 2019

Graduate State College

Graduate Hotels Announces Opening Of Graduate State College

Now open – 150 Rooms

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Graduate Hotels is excited to announce that Graduate State College opens its doors on September 6, 2019. The 150-room hotel is located in the heart of downtown, walking distance from Penn State University. The hotel will feature Poindexter Coffee and extensive meeting and event space.

Created for travelers who seek memory-making journeys, Graduate Hotels is a thoughtfully crafted collection of hotels that reside in dynamic university-anchored cities across the country. Each property celebrates and commemorates the optimistic energy of its community, while offering an extended retreat to places that often play host to the best days of our lives.

Design throughout the hotel includes playful nods to Happy Valley contrasted with collegiate-inspired decorative elements such as varying, vibrant shades of blue, rich textural plaids and reclaimed wood architectural details. Upon entering the lobby on the hotel's second floor, guests will experience three different inviting lounge areas —each establishing a unique sense of place. Built-in bookshelves are complemented with reading nooks and large communal tables fully powered for a day of studying, working or getting lost in the stacks.

Guest room decor takes on a similar warmth to the lobby joined with a residential cozy vibe. Hues range from light to deep blue and standout design elements encourage guests to reminisce. Life-size mountain lion floor lamps honor Penn State's mascot, while blue pinstripe walls in university colors are balanced with dark pink and black bed throws, paying homage to Penn State's school colors until 1890. Custom bathroom wallpaper features hand-drawn ice cream cones as a nod to beloved campus dessert destination, Berkey Creamery.

Positioned alongside the front desk will be Poindexter, Graduate Hotels' signature all-day café serving coffee roasted from acclaimed Coffee Manufactory. In addition to Poindexter, Graduate State College will offer 5,000 square feet of flexible event space. From large events in one of the two on-site ballrooms, to more intimate gatherings in the separate board and meeting rooms, the hotel has the capability to host up events for up to 300 guests.

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Graduate Hotels is a hand-crafted collection of hotels that reside in dynamic university-anchored towns across the country. Each hotel pays homage to the heritage of its unique town through cultural nods to the local community.
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AJ Capital Partners, based in Chicago, is an accomplished team of hospitality and real estate investors whose innate passion is to create a one-of-a kind portfolio of timeless assets. The counter-culture investors acquire, design and develop transformative real estate throughout the United States.
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