so. freaking. excited… to finally be able to share the news of our collaboration with our favorite hotel THE GRADUATE:

Graduate Madison Unveils Custom ‘Camp Wandawega’ Suite

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Chicago, Ill. – July 2016 –

Graduate Hotels is thrilled to introduce the Camp Wandawega suite at Graduate Madison in Madison, Wisconsin. The custom-designed room is a collaboration between Graduate Hotels and Camp Wandawega, and features products from Camp Wandawega’s exclusive collection with Land of Nod: Camp Wandawega for Nod. In developing the suite, the Graduate team worked closely with both partners to create a space that is inspired by the vintage charm of Camp Wandawega, and whimsy of Land of Nod, while still complementing the hotel’s design aesthetic.

“As avid fans of both Camp Wandawega and Land of Nod, we are thrilled to partner on this exciting project,” said Ben Weprin, CEO of AJ Capital Partners. “The unique partnership has resulted in the creation of a space that encapsulates the spirit of the Graduate brand and celebrates the quaint essence of Madison, Wisconsin.”

Upon entering the suite, guests are greeted by a large main room featuring an entertainment area, a sleeping area with a king bed and a workstation. Clad walls in amber-shellacked pine mimic those found at Camp Wandawega and are complemented by vintage barkcloth, hunting print draperies. The workstation is inspired by historic summer camp scoutmaster rooms, and features a vintage, working typewriter, traditional office chair and antique Adirondack desk. Original camp artifacts such as an antique troopmaster hat, custom Sanborn canoe paddles, and Fairibault Woolen Mills blankets, as well as Camp Wandawega for Nod accents and décor are found throughout the space.

In the adjoining semi-private media room, custom bunk beds outfitted in Camp Wandawega for Nod bedding, add to the authentic “camp” feel, while an entertainment library stocked with summer camp-themed movies, and a record playing station with retro-American music, provide endless hours of fun and a playful atmosphere.

Graduate Madison opened in May 2015 alongside Lake Mendota on historic Langdon Street, adjacent to the popular State Street dining and entertainment area and two blocks from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s campus. For more information on Graduate Madison, please visit www.graduatemadison.com.  //  Graduate Madison   601 Langdon Street   Madison, WI 53703   608.257.4391

About AJ Capital Partners:
Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners, based in Chicago, is an accomplished team of hospitality and real estate investors whose innate passion is to create a one-of-a kind portfolio of timeless assets.  The counter-culture investors acquire, design and develop transformative real estate throughout the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean.  In fall 2014, AJ Capital Partners launched the Graduate Hotels brand.  AJ Capital Partners continues to grow its portfolio of lodging investments, firmly establishing the group as visionary leaders in the lifestyle-driven investment industry.  For more information on AJ Capital Partners, please visit www.ajcpt.com.

About Land of Nod:
The Land of Nod is a privately held retailer headquartered in Illinois. Since their beginnings in 1996, The Land of Nod has expanded to include ten retail locations, a catalog and a website offering kids and baby furniture, bedding, toys and more. With a commitment to quality and safety, The Land of Nod offers a solution for customers that aren’t willing to leave their design aesthetic at the door of their kid’s room. Head to www.landofnod.com to shop for safe, high quality furnishings.  Check out the Honest to Nod blog for design tips, great recipes, decorating DIYs and more. You can also follow The Land of Nod on Facebook: facebook.com/thelandofnod and Instagram:instagram.com/thelandofnod.