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Plans unveiled for former McCamly Hotel McCamly Position to be demolished

McCamly Plaza Hotel is pictured on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 in Battle Creek, Mich. Battle Creek Unlimited, the new owners of McCamly Plaza Hotel, announced renovation plans Monday with intent to reopen in 2022.

The former McCamly Plaza Resort is slated to have its $59-million makeover finish by the third quarter of 2023.

Struggle Creek Unrestricted and its affiliate, 50 Money Ave. Advancement Corp., discovered strategies Monday for the overhaul of the 265,000-square foot advanced in downtown Struggle Creek. 

Designs contain razing the McCamly Place atrium place to include an out of doors inexperienced room and additional indoor space for the hotel and adjacent Kellogg Arena. 

BCU, the nonprofit financial advancement arm for the metropolis of Struggle Creek, gained ownership of the assets in November 2020 subsequent a lawsuit from its previous proprietors for failure to fulfill deadlines in rebranding the lodge into a DoubleTree by Hilton. The hotel has been not been open since November 2019.

“We are so excited to return this historic home to productive use,” Joe Sobieralski, President and CEO of BCU claimed in a launch. “Having a resort of this size and magnitude will substantially lead to the economic vitality of downtown Fight Creek and the overall town. We are unable to thank our companions and contributors sufficient for their ongoing guidance and generosity. This multi-faceted venture will be a showpiece for our excellent city and will the moment all over again make Battle Creek a spot for leisure and gatherings.”

Joe Sobieralski, President and CEO of Battle Creek Unlimited, tours the top of the former McCamly Hotel on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. The renovation and rebranding project has received $2.5 million contribution from the city of Battle Creek allocated from its $30.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds.

The renovations will consist of:

• New guest rooms, foyer, ballroom and conference spaces.

• A new cafe with a farm-to-table menu.

• A new bar and beer garden.

• A new kitchen.

• A 16th-ground cocktail lounge with panoramic sights of the town, complemented by three meeting areas that can be configured for just one substantial party.

• New roofs, substantial-effectiveness windows and refreshed exterior.

• Complete updates to the mechanical and HVAC devices.

• Five new elevators.

• In excess of 24,000 sq. feet of modern-day meeting place.