Thursday, August 27, 2015

Graduate Hotel Oxford




Time to celebrate- it's almost college football season! A new line of hotels have started opening in college towns across the U.S. called Graduate Hotels. The hotel chain's strategy is to offer guests the opportunity to relive their college experience

Each hotel is unique to the city- with the University's school colors, mascots, handcrafted art and unique memorabilia that celebrates the school. Pretty genius idea because people like myself get SO nostalgic when they go back to visit their Alma mater! So far, hotels have started opening in Charlottesville, VA (UVA), Tempe, Arizona (Arizona State), Athens, Georgia (UGA) and Madison, Wisconsin (UW).

Graduate Hotel Oxford is just about to open on the square in Oxford, Mississippi, the town that houses the campus of Ole Miss. We were hoping to stay there for the first football game of the season next weekend. However, I just found out their construction is taking longer than planned, so we have booked a different hotel. When I spoke with an employee at Graduate Oxford yesterday she said they are hoping they will open later in September. So give them a call- you may be able to stay there for the Fresno State or Vanderbilt games!

First of all- this hotel is on the square so you can literally walk to everywhere- the bars, the University campus, restaurants... everywhere! So no cabs needed for you. It has a lounge bar in the hotel lobby, and a rooftop bar called The Coop which overlooks the square. For coffee addicts like myself there is also an in house coffee shop and southern cafe called Cabin 82. They have a 24-hour fitness center, are pet friendly, and have a complimentary shuttle service.

Here are some photos of Graduate Oxford (found via their website):


























In case you were curious, here are some other photos I found of Graduate Hotels across the country:
 

Photos from Graduate Tempe 
with the Arizona State Sun Devils theme (via their website):















Photos from Graduate Athens 
with the Georgia Bulldogs theme (via their website):







These hotels really look like one of a kind! What do you guys think of the hotel chain? Where are you staying if you're visiting your college towns this fall? I'd love to hear!



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