Holiday Inn Express and Suites

New Hotel




New Construction


Okemos, MI



Oliver / Hatcher was hired by the owners to manage the construction of this new hotel after successfully partnering with them on complex facility upgrades at another of their portfolio facilities. Prior to construction of this project, the site required dynamic compaction to improve soil structure needed for the building’s foundations. In addition to accommodating needed guest parking, the site also features a stormwater retention pond and views to adjacent wooded wetlands.

The owners desired a hotel with non-standard finishes and sought to implement a more locally-themed facility. They individually selected finishes and fixtures throughout and utilized many local Michigan artists for inclusion in the project. The newly constructed four-story, 115-room hotel features business center workstations, conference room, large fitness center, and an indoor swimming pool.

The project team was able to identify many cost savings opportunities within the specified building systems. Significant savings were identified and implemented in the exterior facade, the hot water boiler system, and the building’s fire pump.

“We could not be happier that we chose to partner with OHC for the construction of our new Holiday Inn Express hotel.   The Oliver / Hatcher team kept the project moving forward throughout all stages. They professionally addressed each project challenge; communicated options to the group and implemented the solutions that met our high expectations.  The entire group became more than just our builder, they are like family to us, and we look forward to working with them on our next hotel!”

Taylor Brehm, General Manager

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