Hotel renovation projects by nature are disruptive to guests and the everyday operation of a hotel. Although necessary in order for a hotel to remain competitive and to maintain their franchise affiliation hotels must renovate and uphold a certain level of standard. Many hotel owners are hesitant to renovate because they have to close completely or at least a portion of the property.
State and City of Detroit officials have approved $6.1 million in economic development incentives to turn a 13-story residential hotel in downtown Detroit Michigan that recently housed lower and moderate-income tenants into an upscale Hilton hotel. The development group, Downtown Hospitality Detroit LLC, is planning a $50-million renovation of the old Park Avenue House, 2305 Park Ave., to turn it into a 172-room Tapestry Collection by Hilton hotel featuring a first-floor restaurant and a cafe.
The owners of the Battleground Inn are taking advantage of the hotel’s closure due the Covid 19 pandemic to completely renovate the hotel and convert it to the Hotel Denim. The 48 guestrooms hotel is located at 1517 Westover Terrace in Greensboro North Carolina. The hotel is owned and managed by CN Hotels whose vice president is Tushar Zaver.
Developer NexGen Hotels is planning to build a $16 million, 107-suite hotel a few miles from O’Hare Airport. The company will build a 63,000 square-foot Home2 Suites by Hilton that will open in the summer of 2022 at 1700 S. Higgins Road in Des Plaines Illinois. Groundbreaking is planned for April 2021. NexGen Hotels Principal is Chris Patel. Origination Design is the architect, and Genuine Hospitality Group will manage the hotel.
Construction will soon begin on the restoration of the former Bank of America building at 68 Patton Avenue in Ashville North Carolina converting the building to a 6o guestroom boutique hotel. The architect and project manager is Tanya De Leon of MHAworks. Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate is the project developer. Demolition crews have started work on the site.
The city of Miami Beach Florida has approved the URBIN, a coworking, co-living project that includes wellness and a hotel. Developer URBIN Miami Beach Partners project was approved for 62,000 square feet of development, including four floors of co-working with 139 desks, 49 co-living units, 56 hotel rooms, and a 4,000-square-foot wellness center at 1234 and 1260 Washington Ave.
Developer Dewitt Carolinas has files plans to build a $1 billion mixed use development in the North Hills area of Raleigh North Carolina called Midtown Exchange. The project will include 790,000 sf of office, 125,000 sf retail and restaurant space, convention center, 1,275 apartment, condos and town homes, a 300 guestroom hotel, senior living units and a parking garage
The Hyatt Regency Resort Maui Hawaii is accelerating its renovation program following its closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. When the resort reopens the guestrooms will be completely renovated. The 2nd phase of the 3 phase project will be completed September 1st when the resort re-opens. The 3rd phase will be complete November 15th.
City council approved a site plan for developers to move forward on redeveloping the Red Roof Plus in Ann Arbor Michigan. The property on 3611-3621 Plymouth Road has two Red Roof hotel structures and a Big Boy restaurant. Developers plan to demolish one of the hotel buildings for a new six-story, 126-bed Hampton Inn and an adjoining drive-thru Panera Bread restaurant at 3611 Plymouth Road.
The new owners of the historic Pantall Hotel in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania have plans to completely renovate the property and restore it to a high end boutique hotel. The property was recently purchased by Speakeasy Enterprises LLC and Duffel LLC. The project is in the very begging planning phase. Jessica Duffell is the principal of the ownership group. The first steps they are taking is to evaluate the building and clean it out. The parking lot behind the building has been fenced off with a dumpster inside.