Two of the biggest developments in Detroit made hotel news this week, while another nearby has been scrapped. Here's the latest.
Edition in Detroit
The Hudson's Tower will have a 5-star hotel, and many have said that it will be an Edition Hotel. The Free Press reported on Monday that Edition had listed Detroit on their Coming Soon page (to open in 2025), but Detroit has since been taken off that list. Will Bedrock or Edition be making an official announcement soon? Permits were pulled late last year to build out the hotel, which will cover floors 12-23. The development, which includes the 12-story building next door, could/should be mostly finished by the end of the year. Detroit Free Press
Or you could stay at Michigan Central
It's long been rumored that the Michigan Central redevelopment would have a hotel component, and now there's more confirmation of that plan. The Metro Times reports this week that Ford has applied for a zoning change to build out a hotel in the top two or three floors of the historic train station. The site needs to "downzone" from its current industrial zoning use. The train station will have retail, food, and community space, along with offices. It's expected to open later this year. Detroit Metro Times
No SI in downtown AA
A Sports Illustrated hotel (who knew?) was planned in Ann Arbor, but local residents were concerned about the size of it and the lack of affordable housing in the area. So the $250 million plan for that site is scrapped for now. It would be located downtown on a parking lot for the former Kline's Department store, where there was previously plans for affordable housing. The developers and city officials are going to look for another location in the city. Plans call for 218 hotel rooms, 80 condos, a parking deck, and a large conference space. Maybe a plan for Detroit is in the future. Crain's Detroit Business