Homewood Suites by Hilton Debuts in Downtown Grand Rapids
New Hotel Marks Brand’s First Property in the Downtown Area and Second Property in the City
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) industry-first All Suites portfolio, announced today its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown. Offering 110 new suites, the hotel continues the brand's robust urban expansion in downtown markets after reaching its 400th property milestone.
"2015 was a record-breaking year for Michigan tourism, surpassing 113 million visitors and $37.8 billion in tourism spending*," said Adrian Kurre, global head, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites. "Grand Rapids plays a key role in this tourism growth as a desirable downtown destination. Expansion in this market was a natural next step for Homewood Suites' as we continue to expand our urban footprint."
Owned by GR HS, LLC and managed by Hospitality Specialists, Inc., Homewood Suites Grand Rapids Downtown also complements the city's economic growth as it is one of the strongest economics in the nation.**
The new hotel offers a combination of studio, one- and two-bedroom accommodations, featuring fully-equipped kitchens, and separate living and sleeping areas. Guests are also provided with all of the essentials they need for a comfortable and convenient stay - complimentary daily full-hot breakfast, evening social Monday-Thursday, Wi-Fi and grocery shopping service*** - and the Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown also makes it easy for travelers to unwind with an expanded fitness center, indoor pool, second floor bar, and seventh story open air rooftop bar.
The new hotel is located at 161 Ottawa Ave NW in the historic Waters Building. Built in 1898, the Waters Building is a mixed use development. The building was originally used as a furniture showcase and was the largest furniture showcase in the world when built. The property has retained many original features including exposed brickwork, hardwood floors and large windows. Homewood Suites Grand Rapids Downtown offers guests convenient access to attractions like the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, the Public Museum, the Van Andel Arena and the Civic Theater. Additionally, the hotel is just two blocks from Grand Rapids convention center, DeVos Place, and 15 minutes from Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
Homewood Suites Grand Rapids Downtown participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. HHonors members always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton. For more information or to make a reservation, visit Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown or call +1 616 451 2300.
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About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 500 locations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean, with 111 properties in the pipeline, is an award-winning leader. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for extended or quick overnight stays, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include complimentary internet, a daily full hot breakfast, and complimentary evening socials every Monday - Thursday. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/homewoodsuites, and connect with Homewood Suites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,100 properties with more than 971,000 rooms, in 119 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 103 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.Download Article Photos