New Owner Brings New Vision as Renovations Begin on Re-Named “Hotel Earl” in Charlevoix

The city of Charlevoix welcoming a new owner and new vision for one of the most iconic hotels in town.

On Monday, a groundbreaking was held, beginning major renovations on the hotel formerly known as “The Lodge,” on Michigan Avenue in downtown Charlevoix.

In honor of Earl Young, the original designer of the hotel and the famous ‘mushroom homes” around Charlevoix, it’s now known as “Hotel Earl.”

New owner Paul Silva in partnership with “Stafford’s Hospitality says the plan is to add 17 rooms, do a complete restoration of old furnishings, and add a bar and lounge.

Silva and his family spend summers in Charlevoix and are excited to bring new life to one of the city’s landmarks.

“We are excited to hopefully help the local economy as well as this project here and bring it back to where it should be. We found a way creatively to add a third floor, which this town is in desperate need of hotel rooms,” Paul Silva, said.

Renovations are expected to be complete in late spring of 2019, just in time for the hotel’s 60th anniversary.