The Washington Post
By Shannon McMahon

Housing block agreements between universities and hotels are enabling a return to campus across the United States. For hotels, the partnerships are bringing back business during a time when decreased bookings have meant furloughed workers.

Graduate Hotels, a chain of 26 college-town properties across the United States, says it has welcomed the new business and now has over 1,000 students living in more than a dozen of its hotels.

“We take great pride in being able to provide a solution to parents and students,” Graduate Hotels President David Rochefort said. The hotel chain partnered with the Cleveland Clinic to develop its new cleaning guidelines, and it said the other properties hosting students include the Graduate Knoxville, for the University of Tennessee, and the Graduate Cincinnati, for the University of Cincinnati.

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