Dual Branded AC Hotel Lansing

Dual-Branded Hotel: AC Hotel and Hyatt House

One site; three distinct experiences

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.

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Dual-Brand Hotel: AC Hotel and Hyatt House in Lansing Floorplan

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.

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Dual Branded AC Hotel Lansing Breakfast Room

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.


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  • CityLansing Michigan
  • Client Continental Real Estate Company, Concord
  • Year Completed 2023
  • Size of Project 187,000 SF, 295 Keys
  • Collaborators General 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