Reporting Vickie Thomas
NOVI (WWJ) - It’s a brand new hotel in the western ‘burbs.
The new Hyatt Place hotel at the Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi is officially open for business.
Area residents and commuters along I-96 who have been watching the hotel’s construction process for the last year will finally have a chance to “check out” the new accommodations after a grand opening ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Ligia Pelean, the property’s assistant general manager, said the hotel will offer affordable rates with the convenience of being steps away from the convention center.
“We will be starting around $170 a night,” she said. ”If you’re coming for the Michigan State Fair, you can book a room and it will be just an elevator ride down to the fair.”
Pelean said the hotel will be great for tourists who want to attend the big events, but it will serve working travelers as well.
“We have 126 rooms and two boardroom suites. So, they’re really great if you’re coming to a conference or anything like that, you can have a little meeting in your own room,” she said.
But it’s not all about conventions and festivals – Pelean said the hotel will also be used for more intimate gatherings.
“If you’re booking a wedding, let’s say, you can have your reception, ceremony and your room all in the same place, everything is in one,” she said.
The hotel and convention center will complement each other, Pelean said, which is good for business and for the public.
“When the Suburban sells out, we’re going to sell out. So I think we’re really just going to help each other out and be more profitable than we ever could have been without each other,” she said.