University of Chicago proposes 15-story ‘The Study’ hotel for Hyde Park campus

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Rendering of the planned The Study Hotel at the University of Chicago

A 15-story hotel will be coming to the University of Chicago’s campus on the corner of 60th St. and Dorchester Ave. Images of the 180-room hotel along with updated plans of the Rubenstein Forum were announced at a presentation in mid-May.

The Study has existing establishments at both Yale and Philadelphia’s University City, with what is described as clubby, old-school decor inspired by their respective campuses.

The hotel, which will be named “The Study at the University of Chicago,” will include a 1,500-sq. ft. fitness center, 2,200 sq. ft. of meeting rooms, and an 85-seat restaurant and bar, according to slides from a meeting hosted by 20th Ward alderman Willie Cochran.

The hotel development is expected to create 150 permanent jobs and 250 construction jobs.

The new hotel will be built on 70,000 sq. ft. of land and will replace the vacant colonial-style Hyde Park Day School building.

“While the hotel is being privately developed and will not be owned by the university, like many other buildings on our campus, it will include amenities that serve both the university and the larger community,” the university’s director of communications for civic engagement Calmetta Coleman said in a statement to DNAinfo.

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Rendering of the Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago

Meanwhile, the university has shown designs of the Rubenstein Forum, developed by international architectural firm Diller Scofido + Renfro. “Though a newcomer to Chicago’s architectural scene, the New York-based outfit was responsible for Manhattan’s High Line and is also a finalist in the running to design the Obama Presidential Center slated for Chicago’s south side,” Curbed Chicago reports.


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