HOLLAND – The Haworth Inn and Conference Center at Hope College was almost unrecognizable when it reopened on Wednesday June 16 as the Haworth Hotel.
To celebrate, community members were treated to a breakfast, a short program and tours of the new space, which had been closed since November 2019 when construction started.
The $ 7.5 million project redesigned its conference and hotel rooms, added a new lobby, and introduced a full-service Biggby Cafe for students and the public.
The renovation, jointly funded by Hope College and the Haworth family, was led by Patricia Urquiola, an award-winning designer and architect based in Milan, Italy.
Additional architectural design was provided by GMB Architecture + Engineering of Holland. The general contractor was Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. of Grand Rapids.
The Haworth Hotel has 48 rooms, including a new suite, and 14 conference rooms. The lobby includes a spiral staircase connecting the first two floors of the building. Much of the hotel features products from Haworth, a Netherlands-based office furniture manufacturer.
The newly renovated building is intended to “foster interactions between Hope College staff and Haworth students, community members and guests,” according to a college statement.
Guest amenities include premium streaming and TV options, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, free newspapers, and the Hope Spirit Shop, which offers clothing and memorabilia themed. Hope College, Haworth and Holland.
Biggby Coffee inside the hotel at 225 College Ave. is open Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Make a reservation at haworthhotel.com.