KALAMAZOO, MI– A new six-story hotel opened Monday, Nov. 30, inside the historic Rose Street Market building in downtown Kalamazoo. This week, the Hilton Garden Inn opened the first of three phases of the project, which is set to be completed next year.
In phase one, 54 rooms are available for booking. An additional 60 rooms will be opened in February as part of a second phase, and a third and final phase will bring 106 additional rooms in May, as home suites for extended-stay guests.
Plaza Corp, the city of Kalamazoo and Indiana-based hotel developer Dora Hotel Co. partnered on the restoration project.
The building was originally built from 1913-1915 by famed architectural firm Spier & Rohns, and the structure was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Prior to its time as Rose Street Market, the structure served for nearly five decades as a Masonic temple, and also as a U.S. Army induction center during World War II.
The new downtown hotel will have a full-service bar and restaurant in addition to a breakfast buffet. Dining is currently limited to takeout orders due to Michigan’s coronavirus restrictions.
Also in accordance with current coronavirus restrictions, the hotel requires guests to social distance and wear masks when in public areas. The pool and fitness center are limited to one person or household at a time to allow staff time to sanitize in between uses.