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Union Club Hotel reopens at Purdue

(photo courtesy of White Lodging)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — The Union Club Hotel at Purdue University is now open, following a $35 million renovation of the 182-room hotel.

Merrillville-based White Lodging is managing the property located at Purdue’s Memorial Union.

The hotel renovation involved a complete overhaul of all guest rooms and public spaces, including the main lobby.

White Lodging says Purdue architecture and Boilermaker-inspired designs can be found throughout the building.

“It’s truly an amazing hotel with all the modern amenities guests are looking for and showcases Purdue’s legacy in so many ways,” said Vicki Wicks, general manager at the Union Club Hotel. “We want our alumni to be proud of the new hotel, and those that didn’t attend Purdue to be impressed enough to share the experience with their friends and colleagues after their stay.”

The hotel first opened in 1929, followed by the addition of a second wing in 1939. In 1955, a 130-room wing was added.

Purdue students earning degrees in the hospitality and tourism industry will be eligible to work at the hotel as a hands-on learning laboratory.