Thursday, 5 September 2019

Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown celebrates official opening

Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown, the first Hyatt Place hotels in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., is officially open. The new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings. The hotel is owned by 150 Ottawa Hotel, LLC and is operated by AHC+Hospitality. Orion Construction completed the 160-room hotel.

Located at 140 Ottawa Avenue, the 12-story hotel is in close proximity to the Grand River and is amongst a number of area attractions, including Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Children Museum, Grand Rapids Public Museum, ArtPrize HUB art center, DeVos Place Convention Center, and Van Andel Arena, as well as many shops, parks and dining options.

“We are excited to add to the momentum of the continued growth of downtown Grand Rapids by welcoming the first Hyatt Place hotel to the area,” said General Manager Lindsay Jarvis. “Grand Rapids is a vibrant city, filled with friendly people, great neighbourhoods and an ever-expanding list of great places to visit and things to do or see. The hotel’s location, amenities, and personalized service is central to all of them, and we couldn’t be happier to celebrate our grand opening today.”

Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown offers:

160 spacious guestrooms with separate spaces to sleep, work and play, as well as a Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper
Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel and guestrooms
Breakfast Bar, a hot breakfast available daily in the Gallery Kitchen, featuring hot breakfast items, fresh fruit, steel-cut oatmeal, Greek yogurt, and more
The Market serving freshly prepared meals anytime, day or night and perfectly packaged sandwiches and salads
Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, as well as wines and cocktails
Necessities program for forgotten items that guests can buy, borrow or enjoy for free
Event Places offer more than 1,550 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space
Fitness Center featuring cardio equipment with LCD touchscreens
“The new Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown development is a strong example of the collaborative work we love to see. The Orion team worked closely with Downtown Grand Rapids stakeholders to transform what was previously a surface parking lot,” said Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. President and CEO Tim Kelly. “This hotel will bring visitors, employment opportunities, community events, and inspiration to the Downtown Grand Rapids neighbourhood, and will be a hub of social activity and vitality in our urban core. We look forward to welcoming our new neighbours to downtown and working closely with them in the future.”

“Grand Rapids’ vibrancy is largely due to growing residential and the hospitality industries. From my experience as a developer, projects of this scope create momentum in our urban core that inspires and support these segments,” said 150 Ottawa Hotel LLC Principal Partner John Wheeler. “I believe that Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown will provide a surge of visitors, employees, events, and social engagement opportunities in an authentic way. Today, we are re-assured that AHC+Hospitality and our team have created an asset to support the hotel, convention and event-based momentum in downtown Grand Rapids.”

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