Over the past 20 years, the number of hotel rooms has more than doubled within the three-square block radius of the newly formed downtown district, bounded by I-196 Freeway and Fulton Street to the North and South and Division Avenue and US-131 Expressway to the East and West. Located steps from the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Convention Center, the district offers conference-goers and leisure travelers easy access to the riverfront and more than 1850 hotel rooms (617 per square block) within walking distance of each other with nearly all accessible year-round via climate-controlled skywalks.
As the cultural epicenter of Grand Rapids, the Hotel District offers visitors and locals experiences that range from dining at . Opens Quickview Modalrestaurants serving local favorites or cuisines from around the world; and exploring five of the city’s top museums: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Opens Quickview Modal, Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives. Opens Quickview Modal, Grand Rapids Art Museum, . Opens Quickview ModalGrand Rapids Public Museum, . Opens Quickview Modaland Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts; to visiting Rosa Parks Circle with its schedule of festivals, concerts, food trucks, and much more.
“Anticipating future growth within the bourgeoning city center, branding the Hotel District reinforces its appeal to meeting and event planners, leisure travelers and locals by encapsulating its dynamic mix of some of the city’s renowned restaurants, bars, breweries, coffee shops, music venues and museums into a seamless, walkable experience,” said Doug Small, president & CEO, Experience Grand Rapids.
Partner hotels within the district include: Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids, Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown, Hyatt Place Grand Rapids / Downtown, Amway Grand Plaza, a Curio Collection by Hilton, JW Marriott Grand Rapids, AC Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown, Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown by Marriott and CityFlatsHotel.
“As local hospitality establishments work toward the common goal of bringing vibrant, sought-after experiences downtown, defining the Hotel District as a united front will make our destination stronger and bring our vision to reality,” said Elijah Steinmetz, general manager, Homewood Suites by Hilton.
For more information, please visit www.hoteldistrictgr.com
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