Capping the $250 million Red Cedar Development in Lansing, Michigan, the dual-branded Hyatt House and AC Hotel culminate 8 years of planning, design, and construction along the Michigan Avenue corridor linking Michigan State University and downtown Lansing.
This project was created to serve alumni, visitors to the Michigan State campus, and people doing business in the state capital. It aims to unify the intricate connections between these groups and the various program elements to maximize efficiencies while maintaining distinct and special guest experiences for each hotel brand. The building is also home to Toscana Kitchen & Wine Market, an elegant fine-dining restaurant and wine market.
The extended-stay and upscale hotels complement each other with shared colors and textures yet preserve their individuality. Rich neutrals and deep greens become a common thread, with the 156-room AC Hotel layering on textures, classic materials, dynamic lighting, and local artwork to become a place of respite for its guests. The adjoining 139-suite Hyatt House brings a touch of playfulness through patterns and unique furnishings, with colorful artwork and interior finishes.
The extended-stay and upscale hotels harmonize with shared colors and textures, preserving their individuality.
Crafting the interconnected yet distinct environments of two hotels and a restaurant within a singular structure required clear communication, procedural efficiency, and thorough documentation led by an experienced hospitality team. Completed under an aggressive schedule in time for the kickoff of the 2023 college football season, the project has quickly become a model for the rising trend of hotel properties seeking to capitalize on the efficiencies of dual-branded configuration.
- CityLansing Michigan
- ClientContinental Real Estate Company, Concord
- Year Completed2023
- Size of Project187,000 SF, 295 Keys
- CollaboratorsGeneral Contractor: Continental Building Company
Structural Engineering: Jezerinac Geers & Associates
MEP Engineering: Prater Engineering
Lighting Design: AMBIA
Landscape Architecture: EDGE
Civil Engineering: PEA Group
Food Service Design: Myers Foodservice Supply & Design
Restaurant Branding: EMG
Art Consultant: Kevin Barry Art Advisory