Saturday, November 11, 2023

Graduate hotels, and campus humor

 I've been spending some time at Berkeley this quarter, and have twice stayed at the Graduate Hotel adjacent to the campus, Graduate Berkeley.  The Graduate chain  of hotels has a business model in which they purchase an old hotel (in Berkeley it was the Durant), and update it in various ways. (As far as I can tell, every room has a poster from the movie The Graduate.)  They also feel free to take swipes at neighboring universities: a restroom off the lobby of the Berkeley hotel  includes some Stanford signage.

I notice that a Graduate hotel has recently opened in Palo Alto, near Stanford.  I'll have to stop there for a drink sometime.

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