Springhill Suites on Trowbridge Road celebrates its grand opening
Boji Group had a wonderful evening celebrating the ribbon cutting at SpringHill Suites East Lansing University Area! Boji Group worked on the project as developer and construction management group.
A true team effort, Boji Group would like to thank all organizations involved with special recognition to The City of East Lansing, neighborhood and business associations and United Hospitality Group.
EAST LANSING – A new 4-story, 88-room hotel has opened off of Trowbridge Rd. in East Lansing. The hotel, just minutes from the Amtrak Station and Spartan Stadium officially opened its doors in April of this year but will be celebrating its Grand Opening with an event on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
The site was developed by Lansing based Boji Group which specializes in public-private partnerships, and also developed local landmarks like the Capitol View Bldg., which houses the Michigan Senate offices. With the company’s landmark building and headquarters the Boji Tower, formerly the Capitol National Bank Tower, and the purchase of the historic Farnum building early last year, the company has put its stamp on the region by redeveloping historic buildings and giving them new life.
“We’re passionate about finding new vibrant uses for property in the area,” said Boji Group President Ron Boji, “We’re always looking for ways to transform local neighborhoods and communities and redeveloping this site into fantastic, yet affordable lodging seemed like a good fit. Finding ways to encourage more commercial development and providing job opportunities is a win for us.”
The new hotel is another example of growing redevelopment throughout the college town of East Lansing with new student housing and high-rises springing up throughout the city. It also highlights the city’s willingness to engage and help redevelop neglected or underused sites through incentives such as Brownfield tax credits.
The modern hotel and retail space are located on the site of the former Howard Johnson that had occupied that space for decades. Due to the amount of remediation the city approved a Brownfield tax incentive for the cleanup and redevelopment of the site.
“The city and local neighborhood association were great partners to work with, providing support every step of the way,” Boji continued. “Being able to develop this property in line with the vision of the city and local residents ensured a smooth process and a final product that worked for the development team, the city and community members.”
Since opening in April, the suites have already hired 30 people and have been able to offer paid internships to MSU students.