Harvard College is permanently closing The Inn at Harvard in Cambridge in July, a move that will result in significant layoffs, according to a letter filed with the Massachusetts Division of Career Services.
Collegiate Hospitality LLC, which manages the inn, sent the letter in early January in accordance with the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988.
The letter, which was obtained by the Globe, says that “this closing will affect approximately 95 employees. We expect that layoffs will occur on or about July 15, 2013.”
Niamh Dwyer, director of sales and marketing for Collegiate Hospitality, said Tuesday that Harvard notified Collegiate Hospitality employees of the closure last July.
Dwyer said the inn will be used as temporary housing for students while other dorm spaces are undergoing renovations.
Starting in July, the college will spend approximately 7 to 8 months renovating the inn, she said. Then for the next decade, the inn will be used for temporary housing.
Dwyer said The Inn at Harvard is more than 20 years old. According its website, the inn has more than 110 rooms .
Collegiate Hospitality also manages the Harvard Square Hotel, which has 73 rooms.