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University of Chicago proposes 15-story ‘Study’ hotel near Obama Presidential Center

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The new high-rise development would replace the former Hyde Park Day School building

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While presenting updated plans for its ultra-modern Rubenstein Forum conference center, the University of Chicago also released images of a 15-story hotel proposal for its Hyde Park campus. Known as ‘The Study at University of Chicago,’ the 180-room development would become the third location of Hospitality 3’s college-oriented hotel brand. Featuring clubby, old-school decor inspired by their respective campuses, The Study has existing establishments at both Yale and Philadelphia’s University City.

As reported by DNAinfo, the Chicago project is slated for the corner of 60th Street and Dorchester Avenue, and would replace the vacant colonial style Hyde Park Day School building. The Study will also be the university’s first strictly for-profit building and is poised to be the most convenient lodging option for the Obama Presidential Center—planned roughly two blocks to the east in Jackson Park.

The Study at University of Chicago isn’t the only new hospitality development headed to the Hyde Park/Woodlawn area. Work recently began on a nine-story boutique hotel from partners Olympia Companies and Smart Hotels at the corner of Dorchester Avenue and 53rd Street.

A rendering of the proposed hotel along the Midway Plaisance. The eight-story Rubenstein Forum (older design) can be seen a few blocks west.
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