According to the Lansing State Journal, a $7.2 million proposal for the construction of the city's first national chain hotel by next year is a no-go.

The project called for a 44,376 square-foot combination Main Stay Suites and Sleep Inn on West Kipp Road.

Mason Mayor Russ Whipple said officials received word the project's developer, Mason Hospitality Group LLC, had decided not to pursue the hotel last week.

The news comes after city officials approved the proposal's final site plan for the four-story, 72-room hotel and conference center.  It would have been built on vacant property on the north side of West Kipp Road, west of US-127.