WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday granted approval to accept gifts which will fund the renovation of the Union Club Hotel. Announced during the September 2018 Homecoming festivities at Purdue and the launch of the university’s yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, the $30 million in gifts will enable the modernization of the Union Club Hotel. The renovation will upgrade many aspects of the hotel and add a formal restaurant and bar.
Built in phases from 1929-53 as an addition to the Purdue Memorial Union, the Union Club Hotel has not received significant upgrades in recent years. The renovation will include upgrades in look and feel, furnishings, fixtures and amenities for the hotel. Additionally, areas of the Purdue Memorial Union, which opened in 1924, may be included in the renovation scope.
The board also approved the sale of land in the Purdue Aerospace Technology Park on the West Lafayette campus and the acquisition of real estate adjacent to the Purdue Fort Wayne campus.