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Hotels draw plans near Switch data center campus

August 17, 2016
| By Pat Evans |
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Switch Steelcase Pyramid data center campus rendering
A partial rendering of the $5 billion, 2-million-square-foot data center campus planned by Switch for the former Steelcase Pyramid property. Courtesy Switch

A pair of hotel chains are planning to move in near the Switch data center campus.

The Holiday Inn Express and Marriott brands are preparing to have locations about 1.5 miles around the corner from the former Steelcase Pyramid in Gaines Township, just south of Grand Rapids, where Switch is building its East Coast data center, at 6100 E. Paris Ave. SE, according to NAI Wisinski of West Michigan today.

Grand Hospitality Management expects to develop both hotels off of Broadmoor Avenue SE, between 52nd and 60th streets.

Construction on both hotel projects is expected to begin in 2017, and Switch was cited by the hotel brands as a reason for the developments.

The Holiday Inn Express will be built on a 5.47-acre site in Grand Rapids, at 4888 Town Center Dr. SE.

NAI Wisinski of West Michigan Broker Rod Alderink represented West Michigan Investment Properties in the vacant land sale to Grand Hospitality Management.

The Marriott will be built on a 2.76-acre site in Grand Rapids, at 4834 Town Center Dr. SE.

NAI brokers Bill Tyson and Todd Leinberger represented Mitul Patel in the land sale to Grand Hospitality Management.

Dave Denton of DAR Development represented the buyer, Grand Hospitality Management, in both transactions. 

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