New Williams Inn to Open in 2019
The Williams Inn in Williamstown, Massachusetts, is under new management. The property, which is owned by Williams College, will be operated by Olympia Hotel Management, Olympia is in development of a new inn for Williams College, scheduled to open in 2019, 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.” Olympia is well positioned to manage this project since they currently oversee The Alfond Inn at Rollins (Rollins College) in Winter Park, Florida; The Hotel at Oberlin (Oberlin College) in Oberlin, Ohio; and The Inn at Swarthmore (Swarthmore College) in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
The new 64-room hotel, which is currently in the design development phase, will reflect the architecture of the Berkshires farms—built of stone and wood—and evoke a farmhouse, with the restaurant and bar being housed in a barn-like structure.
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, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Mass MOCA are just minutes away from the site. Completion of the new hotel is anticipated for late spring of 2019.
“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.”