Yesterday we were proud to support the opening of the Inn & Conference Center at UMass Lowell. On an otherwise cold, snowy February evening, our team from Arrowstreet joined over 300 guests from the City and University to celebrate the building’s conversion into the region’s first hotel/dormitory.
In July 0f 2009, UMass Lowell purchased a former hotel building to serve as student housing, while still maintaining part of the building as a hotel. Arrowstreet was asked to design the renovation of the hotel interiors, as well as create separate entries for students and guests for security reasons. The design team created a new student entry that cuts through the hotel lobby; separated by glass walls and security doors. During the school year, students come and go past the hotel lobby. The two groups can see each other but not interact, maintaining security for both. As an added advantage, after students depart in the summer, the lobby will be re-united and the entire building will function as a hotel once again.