A new upscale long-stay hotel, the Staybridge Suites, is now open in Marquette.
It's the third and final building of the Liberty Way development on Washington Street (formerly the site of the Bunny Bread commercial bakery), owned by developer Veridea Group
Staybridge Suites has 102 rooms and is located with quick access to the city's bike path as well as on the main downtown artery. The rooms are a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom suites, and amenities include meeting space, daily hot breakfast buffet, evening guest reception, daily housekeeping, guest laundry, fitness center, 24-hour business center, and an outdoor terrace.
It's the U.P.'s first extended-stay hotel, and Veridea president and CEO Bob Mahaney says as such, it's a milestone.
"The Staybridge Suites offers both business and leisure visitors a new level of lodging in our market that is much needed and that will support the strong growth underway in Marquette," Mahaney says. " It also represents the culmination of 4 years of effort by our partners -- the City of Marquette, its Brownfield Authority, MEDC, and our financial partners -- and our team of associates to transform a vacant manufacturing site into Liberty Way, which now stands completed."
Liberty Way has been a multi-stage, multi-year project totaling $45 million and also including two mixed-use office, retail and residential buildings.
Writer: Kim Eggleston
Source: Veridea Group