"Extended Stay" hotel proposed for downtown Grand Rapids
Caroline MacGregor February 3, 2014 | WGVU
Estate Marketing Manager, Lisa Young, talking about plans to ask the City of Grand Rapids Planning Department for
permission to go ahead with construction this fall of a new hotel at the corner
of Monroe Avenue and Louis Street NW. The site is currently home to a parking
co-managing partner Scott Wierda, says they’re talking with Amway Hotel
Corporation about managing the facility which will be the first of its kind in
the downtown market.
“has to offer”
development includes discussions for retail, restaurants, and residential units
and is part of a mixed use project.
“part of that”
hotel, the Embassy Suites planning to build 270 luxury suites and 5,000 sq feet
of convention space at the corner of Monroe and Newberry, WGVU asked Doug Small
with Experience Grand Rapids about the perception that the city has enough
hotels. He says the figures speak for themselves.
years ago, Grand Rapids was running only 49 percent occupancy rate. Now at 63
percent, the city’s percentage of growth is at the top of cities it competes
with. It all comes down to "marketing the destination."
“other hotel developers”
Yantrasast, the architect behind the Grand Rapids Art Museum to design the hotel.
first hotel project for CWD which has owned the property at 50 Monroe since
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