Williams College - Williamstown, MA
For years, Williams College had maintained an inn to service the campus community and it had been years since its last renovation. Currently located on the outskirts of the town, we saw an opportunity to relocate the Inn to the central commercial district in support of the College’s commitment to help reinvigorate Williamstown’s main street, creating a destination hotel to serve the entire community and draw tourists.
The hotel is configured as three sections with distinct but complementary architectural detailing using stone and barn-wood siding: the ‘main house’ features reception and guest rooms; the ‘bunkhouse’ features event space and guest rooms; and the ‘barn’ with the restaurant and bar. Guests will approach the Inn across a stone curved bridge and may assume that it’s existed for centuries in its new idyllic setting.
Our hope is that the new Williams Inn serves as a welcoming spot for locals and visitors alike to gather and enjoy the scenic atmosphere.Fred Puddester, VP for Finance and Administration, Williams College