A $256 million mixed-use development on Michigan Avenue between the campus of Michigan State University and downtown Lansing is designed to replace an underperforming corridor of fragmented developments with a zone of activity that creates jobs, enhances the economy, and creates a sense of place.
The Red Cedar project, as it’s called, will include a dual-branded hotel—a Hyatt House by Hyatt with 139 rooms and AC Hotel by Marriott with 156 rooms, according to Carl Hren, senior vice president of development for Concord Hospitality, one of the development partners. It will feature 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a fitness room, a bar/lounge, and Toscana Restaurant & Bar. The hotel and restaurant are slated to open in 2023.
“The two hotels are important to support the market of and visitation to the Lansing area,” Hren says. “They will provide a diversity of rooms within the development and also support Michigan State’s hospitality school whenever possible.”
Hren says market studies predict the hotels will serve extended-stay, leisure, and business travelers as well as Michigan State University students and their families.
Also part of the package is market-rate housing, senior living, student housing, retail and commercial space, and public amenities. redcedarfacts.com