Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners announced its plan to bring Graduate Hotels to East Lansing, Mich. The 10-story, 194-room ground-up hotel development will be located on Grand River Avenue at Evergreen Avenue, adjacent to Michigan State University in downtown East Lansing. Construction will begin in spring 2019 and, once complete in fall 2020, the hotel will open as Graduate East Lansing, part of the Graduate Hotels collection.
Located on Grand River Avenue, the hotel will be steps from Michigan State University's campus, including the MSU Union, and a 10-minute walk from Spartan Stadium.
There are currently 13 open and operating Graduate Hotels properties across the U.S., and an additional 12 under development slated to open by 2020.
“We are thrilled to join the vibrant and growing downtown core of East Lansing and expect the Graduate East Lansing hotel to provide an amenity that is unique to the city and university,” Eric Hassberger, COO of AJ Capital Partners, said in a statement. “As an MSU alum, I’m particularly excited to be a part of delivering a much-deserved hospitality experience to this great community and to watch students, alumni, and locals utilize our cafe, communal space and roof top bar that will boast incredible views of campus.”
The hotel's 194 guestrooms will be designed for Graduate East Lansing, with elements inspired by the local community, university and the state of Michigan history. The hotel's lobby will provide space for guests and locals to socialize, relax and study, while the rooftop bar will offer views of MSU’s campus. The hotel will include more than 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Its ground floor will consist of retail space for lease.