DMAC Architecture is set to design the Graduate Evanston hotel, part of the Graduate Hotels collection. AJ Capital Partners acquired The Homestead in Evanston, Illinois, for the project.
The eight-story hotel will run independently as The Homestead prior to and during renovations, which will begin in early 2020. Once completed in the fall of 2020, the hotel will debut as part of the Graduate Hotels collection.
The building originally opened in 1927 and makes the list of Historic Places by the National Register. Upon reopening, the handcrafted, locally-driven hotel will offer more than 91 refreshed guestrooms as well as a new restaurant and café concept.
There are currently 21 Graduate Hotels open and operating across the U.S. and an additional 12 properties under development and slated to open by the end of 2020.
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