The Hyatt Regency Dearborn's transformation into an eco-friendly hotel is closing in on completion as an Adoba Eco Hotel, a hotel brand working to make a name for itself as being "Green from the Ground Up."
The hotel is situated near national tourist attraction, The Henry Ford, and Ford Motor Co. with all of its business travelers. The postmodern, glass structure where the Hyatt operated for more than 30 years is at 600 Town Center Drive and is one of city's most prominent structures.
began operations in November, and the final sale of the hotel is expected later this month.
The purchase saves about 300 jobs and also gives visitors to Dearborn another lodging option. It also brings to metro Detroit a business that is focused on sustainability in its operations, including the use of low flow toilets, water-saving shower heads and more.
The Colorado-based company started in 2010 and was based on building - or in Dearborn's case, renovating - hotels that are LEED-certified facilities. LEED buildings meet national standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council for conservation.
Adoba owner, Atmosphere Hospitality, operates one other eco-hotel near Mount Rushmore in 2010. It opened in 2010 and has been named a top hotel for the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Once the purchase is complete, more involved LEED-focused renovations to the Dearborn hotel can begin and could take up to three years.
Writer: Kim North Shine
Source: Adoba Eco Hotels & Suites and City of Dearborn
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