To All Faculty, Staff and Students,
As members of our campus community I am pleased to advise you that we have reached an agreement with a local developer to build a 135-guest room facility on a parcel of land east of the University Administration building parking garage. Construction of the new hotel is expected to be completed approximately two years following initial groundbreaking.
The concept for a campus hotel has been under consideration for more than 20 years, and I am very excited to say that we will soon be able to offer this overnight guest accommodation service to the University community. Our goal is to offer a comfortable accommodation to the many thousands of visitors we invite to and host at Stony Brook every year, and it will soon be a reality.
The 11 acre parcel will feature landscape design in keeping with existing campus aesthetic, a dedicated parking area, and an entrance off Circle Road, just south of the Administration parking garage. The hotel will feature a brick exterior facade with a look similar to that of the Humanities building. The hotel will also feature a 5,000 square foot meeting space, a restaurant, indoor pool, exercise room and sundry shop.
Our extremely active University campus hosts more than 500 events and activities each year, including the Stony Brook Film Festival, Parents & Family Weekend, Homecoming Weekend/Wolf Stock, commencement and convocation ceremonies, conferences, symposiums and dignitary visits and major athletic events such as the upcoming 2011 NCAA Women's' Final Four Lacrosse Championships. With tens of thousands of patients treated at Stony Brook University Medical Center each year, families from eastern Long Island and others coming from long distances will find the on-campus hotel a welcome addition to Stony Brook University.
Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D.