Distinctive Hope: A Bridge at the Heart

Hope and its hometown have traveled together since the college’s beginning. It’s a relationship reflected by close connections and cooperation between the college and Holland communities. It’s embodied even more literally by Hope’s proximity to downtown, and particularly by the college’s Haworth Hotel. Located between 9th and 10th streets, the hostelry was envisioned as a bridge between downtown and campus when it opened in 1997. In 2021, that vision is enlarged thanks to a major renovation (celebrated with a June 16 ribbon-cutting) made possible through a gift from Haworth Inc. Now the hotel serves not only as a destination for travelers and as a conference site, but as a welcome center for the college — and a gathering place for everyone.