U.S. Squash, Study Hotels partner to promote Philadelphia's sports, tourism and hospitality industries

Article by Louis Bolling (October 10, 2017). Retrieved from huffingtonpost.com.

One of the most prestigious squash tournament in the United States has called Philadelphia home a few times in recent years. Last week’s announcement that Study Hotels was named an official sponsor of the 2017 U.S. Open presented by Macquarie Investment Management, and the Arlen Specter Pennsylvania Championships, was a welcomed addition to the world-class sporting event.

The Study at University City is now a home-away-from-home for the world’s best squash players.

“We’re so pleased to partner with Study Hotels, they are a perfect fit for our community which values a calm, restful, sophisticated atmosphere,” said Kevin Klipstein, President of U.S. Squash.

“Squash participation in the U.S. has doubled in the last five years, and having The Study in two key markets, Philadelphia and New Haven, where we host nearly the majority of our events, makes our partnership a natural one,” Klipstein said.

In partnership with US Squash, the Study at University City Hotel is hosting guests from around the world through the end of this week. Located in West Philadelphia — at the crossroads of University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University — the 212-room (out of 16,000 hotel rooms in Philadelphia County), ten stories tall property is walking distance from the U.S. Open’s main venue, Drexel’s Daskalakis Athletic Center.

“The squash community fits our demographic precisely and we are proud to be partnering with U.S. Squash,” said Paul McGowan, Study Hotels President and Founder.

“Our Yale property has hosted many families and athletes attending events since its opening in 2009,” said McGowan. “We’re excited that our guests in Philadelphia will have a chance to witness world-class squash competition at the U.S. Open.”

Inspired by visiting colleges and universities with his daughter more than a decade ago, McGowan now leads the lifestyle brand to accommodate the needs of university markets by offering high-quality, full-service lodging. The Study at Yale Hotel, McGowan’s first property, boasts 124 deluxe guestrooms located in the heart of Yale University’s vibrant arts campus.

Tapping into the architecture of Philadelphia and the skills of local craftspeople, Study Hotels’ second property is an oasis for visiting guests, dignitaries and college families. Showcasing local artists and student’s work on a rotating basis in the hotel’s public spaces and guestrooms designed around contemporary residential living, McGowan has created an “environment that promotes intellectual stimulation, rest and reflection.”

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