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Graduate State College

HR Construction Group worked conjointly with AJ Capital Partners to revamp the previously known Atherton Hotel into the present day Graduate State College. This transformation consisted of the renovation of all 150 guestrooms with corridors included. The Graduate State College is located in State College, PA – the college hometown of Penn State University. HR Construction Group kept Penn State`s theme colors and memorabilia as part of the renovation.



  • Category: Hospitality
  • Location: State College, PA
  • Owner: AJ Capital Partners
  • Architect: CallisonRTKL Pennsylvania Corp.
  • Contract Value: $3.9 Million
  • Duration: 4 Months


  • Renovated 150 guestrooms and associated corridors including 9 suites and 7 ADA rooms
  • Completed 90 tub to shower conversions with new shower pans and tile surrounds
  • Reconfigured 9 bathroom suites with new tubs, showers and double sink vanities
  • Installed new bathroom fixtures and accessories
  • Installed new lighted vanity mirror in bathrooms with new switches
  • Completed paint and wall covering finishes throughout
  • Inserted new tile at the foyers and within the bathrooms
  • Placed new carpet in all guestrooms and corridors
  • Put in new entry doors and hardware
  • Liquidated all existing room furniture and replaced with new FF&E package
  • Modified piping for sprinklers and installed new sprinkler heads
  • Placed wood flooring in suites
NEWH DC Chapter,
Michelin Maven Sponsor
AGC of America
Allied Member
Allied Member SM Seal
International Hospitality Institute