December 31, 2018

115-room hotel proposed on Ann Arbor’s south side

ANN ARBOR, MI – Plans are in the works for a 115-room, extended-stay hotel near Briarwood Mall on Ann Arbor’s south side.

It would be a Home2 Suites by Hilton, according to plans submitted to the city for approval.

Ann Arbor Superior Hotel Group LLC, led by Detroit-based businessmen Dante and Dorayd Bacall of Bacall Companies Inc., is proposing the four-story, 71,662-square-foot building.

They’re working with Stellar Development LLC of Auburn Hills and TSA Hospitality of Detroit on the $5 million project.

The plans call for demolishing a one-story office building on the 2.6-acre site at 361 W. Eisenhower Parkway.

The new hotel would include an indoor pool, outdoor patio area, first-floor lobby and breakfast area, a large meeting room and a conference room. An integrated fitness and laundry area is designed to allow guests to do laundry while they work out.

The hotel also would be pet-friendly.

With in-unit kitchens and living areas, the suites would provide comfortable accommodations, Dante Bacall said.

“It is an affordable stay,” he said, indicating rooms are expected to be competitively priced and attract everyone from hospital patients to football visitors and people in town for business.

There are no plans for a restaurant in the hotel, but guests would be served a continental-style breakfast.


Bacall Companies Inc. owns more than 2 million square feet of retail space in Michigan, plus 10 bar/restaurant businesses and more than 20 hotels, Dante Bacall said.

The company also is behind a $60 million development in Detroit with 200-plus apartments above an urban-style Meijer grocery store. The Home2 Suites is its first project in Ann Arbor.

The majority of the hotel building is expected to be brick and stone, with an earth-tone color scheme.

The hotel would have a unique, modern look, Dante Bacall said.

Access to a 115-car parking lot would be provided through two driveways on Signature Boulevard. Four bicycle parking spaces are proposed, the minimum required by the city.

The landscaping plans include a mix of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs.

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