CHICAGO—Study Hotels is continuing its expansion into university markets with its third property, The Study at University of Chicago. The new hotel plans to open its doors to guests in the first quarter of 2021.
Drawing on the liveliness of the Midway Plaisance and the energy on campus, The Study at University of Chicago will be designed to encourage social interaction, reflection, and rejuvenation.
“The views of Rockefeller Chapel and Lake Michigan, as well as the beauty of the campus, offer a rich canvas for our newest property. Through deep, meaningful connections with the University, we will create long-term value and deliver on our promise to become an integral part of the school’s culture. We look forward to The Study at University of Chicago joining our family alongside The Study at Yale and The Study at University City,” said Paul McGowan, president and founder of Hospitality 3 and Study Hotels.
A two-minute walk to the center of campus, the hotel will be adjacent to a new major university facility—the Rubenstein Forum, a center for intellectual exchange and special events—and the newly renovated Keller Center, the expanded home for the Harris Public Policy school.
“The University of Chicago has been recognized for facilities that support the academic mission of the University and strengthen our important role within the city of Chicago,” said David Fithian, executive vice president of the University of Chicago. “We chose to work with Study Hotels because of their track record in developing destinations that connect with the distinctive culture at each university. The hotel is intended to work in tandem with the Rubenstein Forum and a range of campus programs. Its construction and operation will provide economic benefits for our neighboring communities as well as a vital amenity for Chicago’s South Side.”
The 167-room hotel will offer deluxe accommodations, including the brand’s signature Study units and suites, an intimate tavern/restaurant, approximately 4,700 square feet of conference space, and a light-filled Winter Garden for social occasions and celebrations.
Rooms will be equipped with a leather reading chair, an expansive work desk, and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the campus.
The hotel’s Living Room will be furnished with a mix of traditional and contemporary furniture with warm fabrics and classic accents. Daily periodicals and an abundant supply of books, featuring University of Chicago authors and scholars, will be available to guests.