Items Tagged with 'hotel'


Street Talk: Could tower power hotel?

Christmas cheer.

December 9, 2016
With the reveal of what Grand Rapids can do to become a next-level destination city, there’s an easy answer to one of the major suggestions. Read More

A 70 percent town

Officials know there’s more work to be done on the city’s brand recognition.

November 13, 2015
In 2008, Kent County had hotel occupancy of 48 percent. Read More

Tourism contract extended

As occupancy rates continue to skyrocket, Experience Grand Rapids reaps rewards.

November 6, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) As Experience Grand Rapids continues to fulfill its duty of bringing people to Kent County, county commissioners continue to see its value. Read More

Conventions are putting heads in beds in Grand Rapids

Meetings, sporting events and all kinds of travel are leading to record hotel revenues.

July 25, 2014
The convention and tourism climate in Grand Rapids is still on the upswing, with 2014 on target to be the fourth consecutive year of record room revenue, according to Janet Korn, Experience Grand Rapids senior vice president. Read More

CWD announces major hotel in downtown Grand Rapids

‘How cool is that?’

February 3, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Grand Rapids skyline will soon have another major hotel defining it. Read More

Hotel takes off at 28th Street

January 2, 2014
A hotel franchisee made a suite landing near the Gerald R. Ford International Airport just before the holidays. Read More

City grants hotel more time to be built

Monroe North project is bigger than first proposed.

July 12, 2013
When the company first proposed a new hotel for a vacant site in the Monroe North Business District in 2007, the plan was for nine stories, 168 rooms, a 175-space parking deck, and a cost of $28 million to build on the 40,000-square-foot site at Monroe Avenue and Newberry Street. Read More

Hotel tax revenue sees double digit rise

County general fund squeezes out small surplus for past year.

February 8, 2013
The unaudited figures show tax revenue to the lodging excise account rose by 13.4 percent in 2012 from 2011. Read More