Kevin Hilchey announced recently that Lodging Host Hotel Corp assumed the management of the Ex-Hyatt Dearborn Michigan on November 1, 2014. The hotel currently known as the Adoba Hotel Dearborn is located adjacent to the Fairlane Town Center Mall in Dearborn. The hotel has 772 guest rooms in 16 stories and 63,000 square feet of function space. This makes the hotel the second largest hotel in Michigan and the largest function space outside of the City of Detroit Convention Center.
“I can tell you I thought that Ford was big in Texas, our home, but as I look out the back window of the hotel at Ford Motor Company’s world headquarters, Ford is big in Dearborn, Michigan” Kevin Hilchey, President of Lodging Host remarked on a recent visit to the hotel. “When I look then to the left I see the headquarters of The American Automobile Association (better know as “Triple A” or AAA) and I know that this is a town that the auto industry built.”
Patrick Hilchey, Corporate Director of Marketing for Lodging Host remarked “There is no doubt that this is a turnaround project. The city of Detroit and the Auto industry in general took a big hit in the economic downturn. But like Ford and the city of Dearborn, this hotel survived, avoided bankruptcy and is now poised to make a rebound. The economy here is making a comeback, unemployment is falling and we are looking forward to the bright future of this iconic hotel.”
When asked about Lodging Host assuming such a large project Janet Glynn, Regional Director for Lodging Host replied “Take a representative from each of the top 50 Independent Management Companies in the country, put them in a room and ask who has operated a hotel this size and one or two people might raise their hand. Our largest hotel to date was a 365 room hotel at the airport in Atlanta with 18,000 square feet of function space so this surely passes that. We have extensive experience in Food and Beverage operation in our history.”