WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Despite the coronaviurs outbreak, Purdue officials say the Union Club Hotel will be ready to go by the first home football game in September. The hotel is now booking stays starting on Tuesday Sept. 8, 2020.
The renovation of the 182-room hotel is still on schedule for an August opening, according to the hotel's management company White Lodging. The company is owned by Purdue alumnus and former trustee Bruce White. He and his wife Beth gave Purdue $30 million for the updates.
The company says construction crews are taking health and safety precautions during the pandemic. The hotel’s leadership team is also working remotely.
“We’re all adjusting to what might be the new normal as we emerge from this health crisis,” said General Manager Victoria Wicks. “There’s no predicting the future, but our focus, in addition to ensuring the safety of everyone involved in the project, is on bringing a new era of hospitality to guests visiting the university and the surrounding area this fall.”
The hotel has been closed since June 2019 for the multi-million dollar project. As we previously reported, the renovations involve a complete overhaul of all guest rooms and public spaces, including a transformation of the lobby. A full-service restaurant, cocktail bar and coffee and pastry counter will also be added to the property.
Click here to book a stay beginning Sept. 8. Purdue is currently scheduled to host Memphis for the first home football game on Sept. 12.