Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Developers push on with plan for $11.3M hotel in Detroit Lakes

Author:

It's a popular destination for city-folk looking to escape to the lakes on summer weekends, and now Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, is set to get a multi-million hotel complex where they can stay.

St. Cloud-based company United Development Solutions is hoping to start work in May or June on a hotel and restaurant development near the lakeside beach and pavilion, in a project costing an estimated $11.3 million.

According to the company's website, the project would see the creation of a 70-bedroom Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel by Marriott, as well as a 4,000 square-foot restaurant and 9 condo units.

The city is around 45-miles east of Fargo, and in the summer months the area of awash with tourists spending their weekends on lakeside shores.

Doing more to cater for the crowd has been a part of the city's long-range plan since 2008, the Forum News Service reports, and the location for the proposed hotel, next to the city's pavilion, beach and Washington Park, is a desirable one.

The hotel will be situated on Washington Avenue, while diners at the planned restaurant will have a view of the lake, as it will front onto West Lake Drive.

"It's a showcase development, and it's just what we were looking for on this corner," Detroit Lakes Community Development Director Larry Remmen told the news service.

Next Up

Cam Talbot / Minnesota Wild

Talbot leads Wild to 7th straight victory

The Wild opened a four-game road trip with a win in Edmonton.

Paige Bueckers

Paige Bueckers out 6-8 weeks with injury

The Hopkins native was hurt during Sunday's matchup with Notre Dame.

Anthony Barr

Vikings' defense could get reinforcements against Steelers

Several starters could return for a critical Thursday night matchup.

Mercer ATV accident fundraiser

High schooler in coma, fighting for his life after ATV crash

Family members found the teen on the ground and unresponsive.

Nolan Sprengeler - muskie record - nov 2021

Angler officially breaks 64-year-old state muskie record

The muskellunge he caught on Nov. 22 weighed a whopping 55 pounds, 14 ounces.

coronavirus, ICU, covid-19 hospital, doctor

4th teen COVID-19 death reported in MN is the 2nd in as many weeks

All four teenage COVID-19 deaths in the state have been reported in the past two months.

Anil Menon

Minnesota native named to NASA's new astronaut class

When he's done training, he could be sent to the space station or the moon.

broadway pizza interior facebook

Gallery: Original Broadway Pizza auctioning off everything

Get your hands on some classic Broadway signage, train-themed decor and more.

art shanty projects

Art Shanty Projects to return to Lake Harriet this winter

The festival has made some creative changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.

flickr - gov tim walz - mn senate dfl

After 'extraordinary' revenue growth, MN projects $7.7B surplus

But finance officials note there is still "significant risk" due to economic uncertainty.

Related

Developer plans $12 million hotel on Lake Minnetonka

The proposed 58-room Excelsior Hotel would be the only hotel on the lake and would include retail space and a restaurant. Excelsior's planning commission has approved the deal; the city council takes it up next week.