Plans for Hotel on Stony Brook University Campus
In 2009, Stony Brook University reached an agreement with SBHC Private Equity IV, LLC locally-based developer to build a five-story 135-guest-room facility which was designed for a 3.7-acre portion of an 11-acre parcel of land east of the University Administration Building parking garage. A lawsuit followed, and the court subsequently ruled in favor of the University.
The 3.7-acre portion 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 be LEED certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), featuring a brick exterior façade. It will also feature a meeting space to accommodate conferences and events, a restaurant, indoor pool, exercise room and sundry shop.
Stony Brook University hosts more than 500,000 guests and visitors every year, to such events and activities as 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 this year's 2011 NCAA Women’s’ Final Four Lacrosse Championships. In addition, tens of thousands of patients treated at Stony Brook University Medical Center with family and friends visiting from eastern Long Island and others coming from long distances will experience the on-campus hotel as a welcome accommodation.
It is estimated that the hotel construction will be complete in February, 2013.
"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," said President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. "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 University is working with SBHC Private Equity IV, LLC to ensure that surrounding environmental vistas and existing natural vegetation along Nicolls Road are preserved.
The new hotel will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. SBHC Private Equity IV, LLC, which is financing all construction and operating costs has determined that the hotel will be operated under the Hilton Garden Inn franchise; Crescent Hotels & Resorts, LLC is the management company.