Born from the aspiration to create a modern fine dining experience, Toscana Kitchen & Wine Market is designed to cater to a wide range of patrons, offering an immersive Italian culinary journey on the ground floor of the dual-brand AC Hotel / Hyatt House.
The core vision for the restaurant was to infuse modern comfort with authentic Italian aesthetics. Rich wood tones, Tuscan-inspired color accents, and a careful selection of details were central to the restaurant’s design. The objective was clear: to transport guests to the heart of Italy while providing an unforgettable atmosphere.
Designed as a versatile destination for residents and guests in Lansing, the fine dining experience boasts a wine-tasting section, a market display, an interior bar, generous dining spaces, two private dining rooms, and an outdoor terrace. Extensive throughout the space is the custom casework, including wine bottle display and storage shelving, tastefully designed service stations, and sleek space dividers.
“Phenomenal addition to the restaurant scene in the Lansing area. Lansing doesn’t have many fine dining or Italian options, and Toscana fills a much needed void in that area… Top-tier ambiance with a classy interior, connected hotel, and a large terrace that I’m looking forward to trying out in warmer weather… All in all, I’ll be back here regularly.”
– Google Review
Guests have direct access to the AC Hotel, which facilitates a seamless transition for hotel guests seeking a memorable dining experience. Additionally, a prominent street-accessed entrance ensures that Toscana is easily accessible to both local patrons and visitors, becoming a culinary destination in its own right.
- CityLansing, Michigan
- ClientContinental Real Estate Company, Concord
- Year Completed2023
- Size of ProjectInterior: 6,200 SF
Patio: 4,200 SF
- 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