Crescent Hotels & Resorts has opened the Hilton Garden Inn Flint Downtown.
The historic building underwent a transformation from Genesee County Savings Bank to the new Hilton Garden Inn. The original Italian Renaissance Revival design of the banking hall and base of the tower was completed in 1920, and a streamlined and elegant Art Deco style was incorporated in 1947. The hotel opened to the public on November 2, 2020 and retains much of the Art Deco detailing as well as the original marble wainscoting, base moldings and door casings.
“This impressive hotel is sure to delight and wow our guest as they experience the Hilton Garden Inn Flint Downtown with a twist, mixing modern, interior design with the building’s historic grandeur inside and out,” said Michael George, chief executive officer of Crescent Hotels & Resorts. “Crescent has numerous historic properties in our portfolio, but this property’s transformation from a 1920s bank will definitely create a memorable experience for guests.”
The 11-story Hilton Garden Inn Flint Downtown includes an upscale Italian restaurant and a ground-floor coffee shop; more than 3,000 sq. ft. of event space—including five meeting rooms and banquet center; and rooftop lounge and deck that offers amazing views. The historic Art Deco style continues throughout the entire building, including the guest room furniture and artwork.
The hotel is conveniently located less than one mile from The University of Michigan-Flint and the Farmer’s Market, and within a three-mile radius of the Sloan Museum, Capital Theatre, and Whiting Auditorium. Wilson, Riverbank, and Chevy Commons parks are all within five minutes.