MORGANTOWN, West Virginia (WBOY) — The Scholar Hotel Morgantown joined Hilton’s Tapestry Collection on July 11.

Tuesday was the first day the hotel operated under the Hilton flag. Joining the collection will allow the hotel to tap into the Hilton family of brands, be listed on the Hilton website, allow Honored Members to earn and redeem points and donate to the hotel global visibility.

The Scholar Hotel Morgantown property was purchased in December 2017 and renamed Scholar Hotel in 2018. In 2021, the company opened the Scholar Hotel State College in Pennsylvania. This hotel was the first partnership within the company to join Hilton and its Tapestry Collection of brands.

This hotel is located in downtown Morgantown on Chestnut Street, where it features 41 rooms, a business center, fitness center, and lobby market. The rooms are equipped with plush bedding, free Wi-Fi access and a large work area. The lobby also has a bistro that offers a full-service bar with specialty cocktails and food varieties. Members will have access to contactless technology through the “Hilton Honors” mobile app.

Hilton contacted Scholar Hotel Morgantown once they had initial success at “State College”. Hilton officials floated the idea of ​​the Morgantown property also joining the collection. Ensuring the hotel meets all Hilton brand standards, upgrading products and upgrading technology, has been an important part of joining the collection. They have been working on it since the beginning of the year.

Ronald Balle, vice president of sales and marketing, mentioned that they specialize in hotels on or near college campuses. He added that Morgantown has been a big market with West Virginia University and the hospitality program they have. Ball is excited to continue to grow its presence and stay in Morgantown.

When things like this happen to a company, there is always some kind of emotion in the air. In excitement, Balle explained how it felt to celebrate the achievement on Tuesday.

He said: “It’s always very exciting, and you know, what makes it even more special is, you know, our general manager and our whole team here, you know, they’ve put in a lot of work and a lot of hours, especially during the pandemic when there wasn’t a lot of business, but we still needed people here on the front lines to take care of people, so I’m more excited for them and what it means to our people here that something else.

The hotel is accepting reservations with an arrival date around mid-August, until Tuesday, July 12. He is finalizing some details, but anyone interested in making a reservation can do so here.