New hotel proposed in Auburn Hills near Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

New hotel proposed in Auburn Hills near Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

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Auburn Hills, MI—June 26, 2013— The city of Auburn Hills announced this week the proposal for a Marriott TownePlace Suites hotel to be built near Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. The estimated $4.6 million three-story, 80-room investment is slated for development on the piece of land south of the former Borders bookstore, west of Baldwin road and north of Great Lakes Crossing drive. 

The Planning Commission reviewed and approved the new hotel project at its June 25 meeting and it now moves on to the Auburn Hills city council for a vote on July 1. If approved, the project will be the third hotel adjacent to Great Lakes Crossing Outlets owned by developer Basil Bacall. His other developments include the Hampton Inn and the Holiday Inn Express, both of which are located north of the proposed new hotel site along the mall’s ring road near I-75.

Marriott TownePlace Suites, recognized as the best extended-stay, mid-price hotel by Business Traveler News for the last two years, is a mid-priced hotel that offers guests a full kitchen in each room, complimentary breakfast, an on-site fitness center and laundry facilities.  The new hotel will include studio, one-bedroom and two bedroom units.

“We are pleased at the possibility of having another hotel in Auburn Hills that can serve the needs of both our business community and out of town guests who come to Auburn Hills for shopping and entertainment,” said Steve Cohen, director of community development.  “Basil Bacall’s decision to build another high-quality hotel project here shows his confidence in Auburn Hills’ economic climate and his continued commitment to excellence.”

To view renderings of the project, visit the city of Auburn Hills community development blog here.

About Auburn Hills

Celebrating 30 years in 2013 as a city committed to innovation and growth, Auburn Hills is home to 21,000 residents and also serves as Michigan’s global business address, with 40 international corporations from 32 countries housed here, including Chrysler Group LLC and Borg Warner headquarters. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, the award winning Palace of Auburn Hills entertainment complex and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at