Ottawa County

Development near I-196 includes hotel, restaurant

ZEELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A new nine-acre development slated for the Zeeland area includes the first hotel to be built there in decades.

Granger Group says its Park Place development will include Michigan’s first Avid Hotel.

The hotel from InterContinental Hotels Group will include 92 rooms and an indoor pool. It will anchor the development near the southwest corner of Byron Road and the I-196 interchange in Zeeland Township.

Park Place is also expected to include a 6,500 square-foot Class A retail space, which developers say would be the first of its kind in the township. The plans also call for a “nationally recognized” restaurant, a financial institute and other service businesses.

Construction on the hotel is expected to begin in spring and take about a year to complete.

According to Zeeland’s website, the city’s first and only hotel began operating in 1849. It eventually transitioned into a boarding house before being sold to Zeeland State Bank in 1955. The building was later demolished and the site became a business parking lot.


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