Location: West Lafayette, IN
Client: Purdue University / White Lodging
Architect: HKS Architects, Chicago, IL.
Cost: $ 35M
Recognition: Best Boutique Hotel of 2021 over 100 Rooms by Boutique & Lifestyle Leaders Association
This renovation preserved the integrity of the almost 100-year-old building, while ushering it into a new era with modern amenities. Prior to design, Circle Design Group provided an assessment of existing infrastructure to understand the condition of systems and need for replacement or upgrades. The subsequent design involved an overhaul of all 182 guest rooms and public spaces, including the transformation of the lobby. Purdue University will use the hotel facility as a hands-on learning laboratory in their School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Photo credit: Union Club Hotel & White Lodging Services