BRIDGMAN — After years of work, a new boutique hotel is ready to open near the iconic corner of Red Arrow Highway and Lake Street in Bridgman.

The Monogram Inn & Suites, which opens June 1, includes four custom-designed, two-bedroom suites in the top half of the building.

Each suite can hold between two and six people, and includes a full and half bathroom, a washer and dryer, full-size kitchen stocked with dishes, cutlery, a microwave, a dishwasher, refrigerator, a gas range, and stove.

The suites, similar to lofts, on the building’s top floor have different themes in decor and decorations.

Operation Manager Elizabeth Stevens said the suites are geared toward families and have a minimum booking of two nights.

“The suites offer everything you need to enjoy a weekend away, a special event, or an extended vacation,” said Stevens. “Each suite has a unique style that offers guests an inviting, all-inclusive venue.”

The 11,000-square-foot space is part of the MTM Group’s Monogram Centre project, which broke ground in September 2016. The property, Stevens said, was bought in 2014.

The space, previously home to the original Monogram Hotel built in the 1930s, was renovated as part of the MTM Group’s overall plan headed by developer Marty Mason and Mitchell Construction.

Stevens said the goal was to retain the integrity of the art deco-era structure dating to the early 1900s, which includes the former Dave and Ruth Telephone Building.

“It’s hard to put into words,” Stevens said. “So much work has gone into ripping into the building.”

The building is a few steps away from downtown Bridgman’s shopping district, and less than 1 mile from the dunes of Weko Beach on the shores of Lake Michigan.

The Early Bird Eatery – a new restaurant serving breakfast and lunch slated to open in June – and available retail space are on the building’s lower level. Stevens said they will only accept certain businesses for the retail space.

Each guest receives a personal identification number to open their room and the downstairs lobby.

The Monogram Inn & Suites is offering guests who reserve a two-night stay the weekend of June 8-10. Guests of the new boutique hotel will receive free admission to the inaugural Makers Trail Festival from Southwest Michigan at Weko Beach on June 9.

In addition to the four suites, seven extended-stay rooms will be available for long-term booking at the Monogram Inn & Suites starting Aug. 1. The next part of the development will be to create a welcome area for the boutique hotel.

For more information on the Monogram Inn & Suites, call 930-3634 or visit the website at www. mongramsuites.net.

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