“For leisure travel, there is a lot of pent-up demand,” said Peter Beukema, founder of 6PM Hospitality Partners LLC.
Peter Beukema saw an opportunity during the pandemic to start a new role in the hospitality industry, stepping down as CEO of Suburban Inns. He is still one of the owners of the business, but has formed the third-party hotel management company, 6PM Hospitality Partners LLC.
6PM Hospitality held a project launch ceremony today for a new Hampton Inn and Suites hotel near the First Street beach at 101 Lakeshore Drive in Manistee. The ceremony included brief remarks and the beginning of demolition of the old Lakeshore Motel on the site.
On Thursday night, the Manistee Planning Commission spent more than four hours talking about a new Hampton Inn Hotel across from First Street Beach.
The proposed Hilton-branded, five-story hotel is expected to be completed in April 2022 and would replace the two-story Lakeshore Motel now at the property along Lake Michigan.