Suffolk takes a lesson from BU and buys a hotel for use as a dorm
BU converted the Howard Johnson’s on Commonwealth Ave, just west of Kenmore Square, to a dorm. Many decades earlier, they converted the Sheraton Hotel on Bay State Road to a dorm called Shelton Hall.
Harvard converted the Quality Inn on Mass. Ave. to a Harvard Law School dorm (after demolishing a piece of it, I think).
The Buckminster Hotel in Kenmore Square became a Grahm Junior College dorm for a while, then was re-converted to a hotel.
The MIT dorm now called Maseeh Hall, formerly Ashdown House, at Memorial Drive and Mass. Ave. in Cambridge, was originally built as a hotel. Further west on Memorial Drive, MIT’s Burton-Conner dorm also started life as an “apartment hotel”.