Oberlin, Ohio – The Hotel at Oberlin, one of the most innovative green hotels in the world, will have its soft opening today in Oberlin, Ohio, followed by the official opening in September 2016. Designed to be one of the most environmentally sustainable hotels to date, The Hotel at Oberlin is the first hotel in the nation to incorporate solar, geothermal, and radiant heating and cooling. Owned by Oberlin College, the groundbreaking 70-room boutique property is among a rarified short list of LEED Platinum hotels and is the only one owned by a college.
The hotel’s groundbreaking design incorporates elements from rural Ohio. Wood from a dismantled 19th century farmhouse has been integrated into the hotel’s interior by local Mennonite carpenters, while some of the hotel’s wooden furniture has been handcrafted locally by Amish carpenters.