Following suit with the hallmarks of the Graduate Hotels brand, the hotel pays homage to the Storrs region and celebrates the distinctive and diverse culture of the University of Connecticut.
JCJ Architecture helped bring the in-house design team’s vision to life for this iteration of the Graduate Hotel. The property features 100 appointed guest rooms that are UConn-inspired with blue and white plaid furnishings, New England motifs, as well as wall art displaying traditions, legends and portraits of notable UConn athletes. Guests will walk into a completely renovated and wide-open lobby area.
The floor is made of reclaimed basketball court flooring and the front desk made of basketball-textured leather. There are paintings of former Husky men’s and women’s basketball legends. The Trophy Room, a full-service bar and restaurant, is located off the lobby and is a signature Graduate Hotels concept that offers coffee and grab-and-go items throughout the day and light bites, wine, beer and refreshments in the evening. The renovation also includes the addition of a 3,000-square-foot ballroom with a 1,000-square-foot entrance area. Altogether, there is 8,000 square feet of ballroom space to accommodate banquets, conferences and other events.