Press Library


If you're feeling more research paper than Cliffs Notes, our press library offers a full archive of Graduate Hotels in the news. For recent dispatches from the brand, visit our blog.

2020

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July

Good Morning America

We want to hang out at this Dolly Parton-inspired bar from 9 to 5

Floor-to-ceiling windows show the outside patio with oversized daybeds, bright pink seating vignettes and a wading pool. There are pink striped exterior walls and a larger-than-life Dolly Parton statue crafted from pink chicken wire.

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July

Eater

The Graduate’s Glam Rooftop Is a Pink-Splashed Eclectic Ode to Dolly Parton

The Barbie Dreamhouse-esque space was designed by Graduate Hotels’ in-house studio, crowned with a vibrant outdoor patio complete with daybeds and a wading pool dubbed “the Governor’s Pool.” Striped pink exterior walls and greenery push whimsical energy throughout the outdoor space, which offers views of Midtown.

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May

ESPN

Hotel Offers Recreation of Michael Jordan's UNC Dorm Room

But there will be lots more to see in the hotel — including game-worn sneakers from 1983, a $5 check Jordan cashed after winning a game of pool, and last but not least, Jordan's actual student ID card.

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April

Entrepreneur

Graduate Hotels Is Beating Its Competitors By Going Hyper, Hyper Local

Ben Weprin, CEO of the company behind Graduate Hotels, is standing tall on the unfinished rooftop of the building he has spent four years willing into existence. Once complete, this will be the only hotel on Roosevelt Island, a two-mile crust of grass and concrete that runs alongside Manhattan’s eastern shore. “Every time I’m up here, I still can’t believe this is happening,” Weprin says. “It’s unreal.”

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March

Travel + Leisure

Graduate Hotels Will Have You Wishing You Were in School Again

With minimalist design at peak popularity from vacation rentals to hotels large and small aiming to win over millennial travelers, Graduate Hotel's approach is the polar opposite — creating a refuge with abundant locality in its maximalist style.

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