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Johns Hopkins University Unveils First Campus Hotel

Johns Hopkins University has opened the doors to the Study, the first hotel on the institution’s Homewood Campus in Baltimore. The new property comprises 115 accommodations and an expansive public living room space.

The Study at Johns Hopkins is a transformation of the century-old Blackstone Apartments led by Philadelphia-based architecture firm DIGSAU, interiors practice 15 Moreland Design Studio, and developer Hospitality 3.

The hotel’s living room welcomes the community

The storied structure provided a canvas for the adaptive reuse property. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by an installation by artist Christie DeNizio that evokes a visual experience of rummaging through an old desk drawer with Baltimore artifacts from digital archives.

the study at johns hopkins living room warm tones staircaseCeilings were lifted in the living room to open up the space, while large windows were placed in the new volume to increase natural light and give guests a clear connection to the community outside.

“Space constraints throughout the building presented challenges to functionality, requiring clever planning in some cases,” explains Paul McGowan, president and founder of Hospitality 3 and Study Hotels.

Despite the living room’s double-height ceilings and open format, there is an intimacy in the space thanks to warm built-in bookshelves, porous gray stone walls, and original artworks. Weathered oak floors are softened with textured area rugs and floor lamps, and a 12-foot-long solid oak farm table sits as the room’s centerpiece.

An ornamental steel staircase connects the living room to the lower-level tavern, Dear Charles, and the meeting spaces on the second floor.

Accommodations at the Study at Johns Hopkins

Meanwhile, guestrooms are wrapped in a palette “inspired by the docks of Baltimore Harbor with navy and rust as the prominent tones,” McGowan adds. Leather reading chairs, solid wood furniture, and warm textiles emphasize comfort and functionality as well.

The Study at Johns Hopkins joins its sister properties at Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania.

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