The owner of a future Holiday Inn Express in Rochester Hills said he hopes the hotel will be open by July 4, 2013.
The three-story hotel's site plan received final approval from Rochester Hills City Councilmembers on Monday night. It will be built on 2.82 acres south of M-59 between Meijer and Grand Tavern off Adams Road.
It will have 83 rooms, a fitness center and an indoor swimming pool.
The developer and owner is the Rochester Hills-based Amerilodge Group. Its president, Asad Malik, spoke to councilmembers on Monday night.
Malik lives in Rochester Hills. He said his company manages 12 hotels in Michigan and Indiana, including one under construction in Troy.
"After developing hotels across southeast Michigan, I looked in my back yard and thought, 'there's something missing here,' " Malik said.
The Rochester Hills Holiday Inn Express will be built to look like one that recently opened in Lansing.