We closed out 2017 by adding four new hotels, including our tenth location in Minneapolis (more to come on that soon!), and we’re ready for the year ahead. We’re excited to share what’s next on the horizon, a 2018 prospectus if you will, for Graduate Hotels.
We’ve been doing our homework across the US of A to blueprint the next Graduates. By scouring flea markets nationwide, immersing ourselves into locals’ experiences, and taking several trips on planes, trains and automobiles, we’ve landed on a couple places to call home this year…
Come June, the Hawkeye State is our next home base. As sweater weather expires, expect Graduate Iowa City on Dubuque St. to be the smartest place to stay. You can look forward to rooms decked with an eclectic composition of Iowa notables and the renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop, as well as several Midwest references designed to feel like your home away from home.
Soon after, we’re making our second home on the “best coast”, this time up in the PNW. This July Graduate will make its mark in the Emerald City with Graduate Seattle. The hotel is situated in University Village, a 10-minute dash to UW’s campus (go Huskies!) and draws major inspo. from its art deco digs. Look out for nods to natives like Bruce Lee and Sir-Mix-a-Lot.
Finally, before closing out 2018, we’ll be introducing our fifth hotel in the Big Ten Conference, Graduate Bloomington…and we’re doing a great deal of thrifting for Hoosier reds and whites. Indiana, our Indiana, we’re all for you!
Stay tuned as we get down to the brass tacks in Q1 for all of the latest updates and behind-the-scenes looks. And, don’t forget to follow along on our Instagram and Facebook… you may even find some surprises there 😉.
Over and out.