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Extended-Stay Hotel Opens in State College, Pa.

Scholar Hotel State College

Scholar Hotel Group, a leader in the hospitality industry specializing in hotels on or near college campuses, announced the opening of its newest property in State College, Pa., on Jan. 15, 2021.

Located in the heart of downtown and one block from The Pennsylvania State University, Scholar Hotel State College feature’s 72 extended-stay guest rooms, 1,250 square feet of meeting space, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a lobby marketplace. Scholar Hotel State College joins Tapestry Collection, one of Hilton’s 18 market-leading brands and part of the award-winning Hilton Honors guest loyalty program. 

Scholar Hotel State College is located at 205 East Beaver Avenue in the historic Glennland Building. The Glennland Building, built in 1933, is on the National Register of Historic Places and, when originally constructed, contained the first and only indoor pool in Central Pennsylvania. The history of the building is honored throughout the interiors of the Scholar Hotel’s lobby. 

Scholar Hotel Group acquired the historic Glennland Building in 2019 and, after extensive renovations, the newly purposed property has been designed for both overnight guests and those with extended-stay hotel needs. It features guest rooms with plush bedding, free wireless high-speed internet and a large work area. Each guest room contains a kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, cooktop or oven, microwave and spacious cabinets. 

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In addition, Scholar Hotel State College features Social Food + Drink, offering a full-service bar with a variety of specialty cocktails and a small plate menu. Social Food + Drink, located at the corner of Beaver Avenue and Pugh streets, is expected to open during the first quarter of 2021. 

“We are thrilled to open the Scholar Hotel State College and bring the historic Glennland Building back to life.  We love the State College Community and think the Scholar brings a new standard to Downtown, not only with its unique interiors and features, but with its extended-stay-equipped guest rooms,” said Gary Brandeis, President of Scholar Hotel Group.

“As a Penn State graduate, it is an honor to introduce the Scholar to State College and the University.” 

Guests visiting Scholar Hotel State College enjoy peace of mind from check-in to check-out with Hilton’s new program, Hilton CleanStay, to enjoy an even safer and cleaner stay. New procedures include contactless digital check-in and a Hilton CleanStay room seal to indicate that the room has not been entered since being thoroughly cleaned. 

Scholar Hotel State College is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 18 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.

Scholar Hotel State College is participating in Hilton’s Points Unlimited Promotion. Hilton Honors guests who are registered in the promotion can receive 2,000 Points per stay as well as 5,000 Points every five nights through May 2, 2021.

Scholar Hotel State College is located at 205 East Beaver Avenue, State College, Pennsylvania 16801.

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