Oscoda Welcomes Holiday Inn Express


Oscoda Welcomes Holiday Inn Express


Furthering the continued growth and development within the State Street Business and Neighborhood District, Oscoda Township will soon welcome a new 90-room hotel located just steps away from Lake Huron.

Amerilodge Group has announced plans to develop a Holiday Inn Express & Suites at the Lake Street Development Site on 1.8 acres near the Beach Park. The $12 million investment toward the new hotel is expected to add at least 25 new jobs.

Charter Township officials highlighted the aggressive efforts in marketing and preparing the area for potential development, as well as the local region’s many assets. Economic Improvement Director Todd Dickerson emphasized the vast amenities for both the hotel and tourists, namely the adjacency to the lake, nearby restaurants, shopping, the national forest and the state park.

“We believe this project will serve as a catalyst for even greater redevelopment opportunities in our downtown district,” Dickerson said. “Businesses are taking notice of this area’s appeal, particularly the entertainment and tourism possibilities our lakefront offers.”

The hotel will feature the new Holiday Inn Express brand, “Introducing … Formula Blue.” Guest rooms will include such features as flexible work space, newly designed décor, and horizontal luggage storage. Other hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool, an exercise room, and 1,100 square-feet of meeting space.

Amerilodge Group’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Steve Aldridge said the uniqueness and superior features of the hotel will help attract more two-to-three night stays.

“We are thrilled to join this growing community as it continues developing as a leading destination for both business and tourist travelers,” Aldridge said. “The spirit of the Oscoda community combined with the inherent amenities make this a great choice for our new hotel.”

Groundbreaking for the new hotel is slated for May 31 at 11 am.