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Hilton brand plans hotel downtown

January 3, 2018
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Canopy by Hilton is a "lifestyle" hotel brand that designs properties to be a "natural extension" of their neighborhoods. Photo via

A new “lifestyle” hotel brand is coming to downtown Grand Rapids.

Canopy by Hilton, along with Lodgco Hospitality and Olsen Loeks Development, unveiled development plans today for the Canopy by Hilton Grand Rapids-Downtown.

The 164-room hotel is scheduled to open in late 2019.

Canopy by Hilton will be adjacent to the piazza in the Studio Park project announced in 2017. The project is slated to occupy city parking lots 4 and 5 south of Van Andel Arena.

The piazza will host year-round events for the public and expects to bring visitors from all over the region. Studio Park will also include a nine-screen Studio C! theater, 250 residential units, 40,000 square feet of retail space and class A office space and a parking ramp.

“The addition of Canopy to the Studio Park project is a really big deal for Grand Rapids,” said J.D. Loeks, president of Celebration! Cinema and a partner in Olsen Loeks.

“It will be one of the first in the world and perfectly fits with our objective to bring a world-class development with a local feel to Grand Rapids.”

The hotel will be home to a bistro featuring a casual menu offering, a bar serving local breweries and a rooftop bar allowing visitors a full view of Studio Park.

Wi-Fi and breakfast will be included in the room rate.

The property will also offer 3,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as a transfer lounge where guests can relax, change their clothes or store luggage in lieu of an extended check out.

“The debut of Canopy by Hilton in Michigan and the vibrant city of Grand Rapids is an exciting development for the brand,” said Gary Steffen, global head of Canopy by Hilton.

“The downtown area has experienced exceptional growth with development projects like Studio Park as well as numerous parks and riverfront updates, which will offer guests access to one of the most exciting locations in Grand Rapids and a positively enriching experience in this historic locale.”

Canopy by Hilton

Canopy by Hilton is the “lifestyle” hotel brand of Hilton, offering locally inspired guest services, from the design of the hotel, to food and drinks.

Olsen Loeks

Olsen Loeks is a real estate development and development services company based in Grand Rapids.  Founded by partners Jeffrey Olsen and J.D. Loeks, the firm’s goal is to focus on projects that have “a meaningful, positive impact on the surrounding community.”

Lodgco Hospitality

Lodgco Hospitality is a hospitality ownership group headquartered in Mt. Pleasant. The company has 19 properties in Michigan and Florida, with additional properties under development.

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