Since 2018, the Hilton Garden Inn has been in active construction in the heart of Downtown Flint, Michigan, and now construction companies, histories and leaders are finally seeing the light of day.
Though the construction process was shortly halted during the global pandemic that swiftly engulfed the entire world, the Hilton Garden Inn’s grand opening date might’ve changed, but the mission for this Downtown hotel has never wavered.
This 101- roomed boutique hotel, in the heart of the city, is a testament of Flint’s revitilization. It is nothing irony to see a building built in the 1920s become a beacon of new hope in a city that has endured so much.
So far, there are very high hopes with what this boutique hotel will bring into the Flint community. It is hopefully becoming a historic symbol of revitilization. With its full-service restaurant, a meeting and banquet center, along with a rooftop lounge, the Hilton Garden Inn is sure to be a big hit in the city for tourists and residents alike.
“It’s going to provide businesses and visitors with upscale accommodations in downtown Flint, which they haven’t had in a long, long time,” said Tim Herman, president of Uptown Reinvestment Corp., the project developer, and CEO of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce. “It will also expand the customer base for our local restaurants and arts and cultural institutions.” (Mike Turner, AND Magazine, September 16, 2020)
One awesome aspect of the Hilton Garden Inn’s planning process is the need to retain as many historic features as possible from this 100-year-old building. The once Genesee County Savings Bank building, constructed during the Italian Renaissance Revival with art deco designs, has such beautiful features that historic consultants and architectural historians alike wanted to preserve. The construction firms and all entities desired to keep the beauty manifested from the original building, while enhancing it to prepare for the hotel that the building is swiftly evolving into!
Everyone is highly anticipating this beautiful hotel’s grand opening, and we can’t wait to share it with you!
For more information, or to read extensive details from the AND Magazine article about the Flint Hilton Garden Inn, please click this link: https://and.flintandgenesee.org/an-iconic-historic-building-set-to-begin-life-anew-as-downtown-flints-hilton-garden-inn/.