EAST LANSING, MI (WILX) -- SpringHill Suites by Marriott has been up and running for a few months in East Lansing.
The four-story, 88-room hotel, located off Trowbridge Road, officially opened its doors back in April, but will be celebrating its grand opening on Wednesday, according to a press release.
The property was developed by Lansing-based Boji Group, which specializes in public-private partnerships, according to the release.
The company has also developed local landmarks like the Capitol View Building, which houses Michigan Senate offices, according to the release.
“We’re passionate about finding new vibrant uses for property in the area,” said Boji Group President Ron Boji. “We’re always looking for ways to transform local neighborhoods and communities and redeveloping this site into fantastic, yet affordable lodging seemed like a good fit. Finding ways to encourage more commercial development and providing job opportunities is a win for us.”
The new hotel is another example of growing redevelopment throughout the college town along with new student housing and high-rises being built throughout the city, according to the release.
The modern hotel and retail space are located on the site of the former Howard Johnson that had occupied the property for decades, according to the release.
The release states the city approved a Brownfield tax incentive for the cleanup and redevelopment of the site.
“The city and local neighborhood association were great partners to work with, providing support every step of the way,” Boji continued. “Being able to develop this property in line with the vision of the city and local residents ensured a smooth process and a final product that worked for the development team, the city and community members.”
Since its opening, SpringHill Suites has hired 30 people and been able to offer paid internships to MSU students.
The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
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