Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New hotel planned for Walloon Lake waterfront

Aiming to continue with efforts to revitalize Walloon Lake village's business district, members of the Borisch family broke ground Wednesday for a new 32-room waterfront hotel. "The hotel, which we have tentatively named Hotel Walloon, is expected to be a high-service, top-of-the-line hotel, where our guests will start the relaxation process from the time they walk through the door, and that will continue as long as our staff can make it continue," said Matt Borisch, the hotel's operator-to-be and son of primary project investor Jon Borisch. Plans call for the hotel to open this winter along M-75. "One of the more exciting parts of this for my dad and me is to see the economy, that has started to grow in the village, continue to grow," Matt said. The Borisch-owned Walloon Village Marina and Barrel Back restaurant are located just south of the hotel site, where a small condominium building recently was demolished to make way for the new construction. Full story from Petoskey News-Review.