ASU to convert Broyhill Inn to student housing
The hotel rooms of Appalachian State University's Broyhill Inn & Conference Center will be converted to student housing after the fall semester, general manager Doug Uzelac said Monday.
Uzelac said he and his staff were alerted last week of the change and were told that Appalachian State University would attempt to find positions for current employees.
As of now, the inn is slated to close at the end of fall semester, following December graduation. The conference center will continue to run under the direction of other campus administrators, while ASU Food Services will cater events and meetings after Jan. 1, Uzelac said in an email. The Jackson Dining Room is not expected to continue operations.
Uzelac said the full details of how the space would be used are still evolving and may change.
The building was constructed in 1973 primarily through private donations and was originally called the "Broyhill Center for Continuing Education."
The building was renamed in April 1986 and has remained a popular space for meetings, events and university guests. The inn has 20 meeting rooms and 83 guest rooms, according to its website.