New Williams Inn to Open in 2019
PORTLAND, ME Olympia Hotel Management announces that it has assumed management of The Williams Inn in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The property is owned by Williams College, one of the country's top-rated liberal arts colleges. Olympia Hotel Management is delighted that Williams College is its newest client in a growing portfolio of campus hospitality properties. Olympia is also engaged to support development of a new Inn for the college and will manage that property once it is open.
"We are excited to have a strong partner for this project," said Fred Puddester, Vice President for Finance & Administration and Treasurer at Williams College. "Olympia will bring the new Inn to life and operate it as not only a hotel, but as a community space."
The new 64-room hotel, which is currently in the design development phase, will be reflective of the architecture of New England farms. Built of stone and wood, the new Williams Inn is meant to evoke a farmhouse, while the restaurant and bar will be housed in a barn-like structure, offering a true sense of place in the northern Berkshires. Cambridge Seven Associates are the architects for the project, with interior design by Bill Rooney Studio.
The new Williams Inn will offer a full service restaurant, 3,200 square feet of meeting and event space and a fitness center. Located at the end of Spring Street, the new hotel will integrate with the town's main street experience and its commercial center. Both The Clark Art Institute and the Williamstown Theatre Festival are just minutes away from the site. Completion of the new hotel is anticipated for late spring of 2019. Olympia Hotel Management is now managing the present Williams Inn at the intersection of Routes 2 and 7 in Williamstown, which will continue to operate until the new Inn is open.
Olympia Hotel Management is nationally recognized for developing and managing such college-owned properties as The Alfond Inn at Rollins (Rollins College) in Winter Park, Florida; The Hotel at Oberlin (Oberlin College) in Oberlin, Ohio; The Inn at Swarthmore (Swarthmore College) in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; and a new hotel for Colby College that's currently under development in Waterville, Maine.
"We're thrilled with our partnership with The Williams Inn and Williams College," said Sara Masterson, Vice President, Hotel Management of The Olympia Companies. "It is an honor to add this prestigious affiliation to our growing campus hospitality portfolio and we look forward to becoming part of the Williamstown community."