DoubleTree by Hilton takes over the former Radisson downtown
In September 2023, the DoubleTree by Hilton Lansing welcomed guests for the first time into its 257-room, 11-floor property at 111 N. Grand Ave., which had previously been the Radisson since 1986.
It was announced that the Radisson would undergo a rebranding in 2021, when Waramaug Hospitality, a privately held investment company, purchased the property from Block 100 Limited Partnership for $12,018,000. After almost a year of renovations, the DoubleTree is in full operation and will host a formal ribbon-cutting and grand reopening event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 10.
The only major changes to the layout came in the form of a new bar and restaurant and a Hilton-branded Made Market coffee and sandwich shop on the first floor. The updated decor, which includes room doors painted Michigan State University green and lobby walls adorned with automobile-themed metal sculptures, has been catered to reflect the region.
“The feeling here is an homage to the fact that the auto industry is here and so important to Michigan, and the fact that we’re in Sparty’s home. You’re going to see a lot of the Spartan colors throughout, subtly. You’re going to see nods to the motor industry and to the fact that we’re here in the capital,” general manager Patrick Perry said.