Items Tagged with 'hotels'


Hotel occupancy increases begs discussion of Calder Plaza possibilties

November 11, 2016
Business Journal reporting on the very good news of consecutive years of hotel occupancy increases — with the additional 800 rooms added by new hotel construction during the past 18 months — begs new discussion and new possibilities directly impacting current thinking and planning, especially related to Calder Plaza, its environs and its refurbishment. Read More

Hotels are on pace to break records

Occupancy rates are 12.7 percent ahead of last year following a stellar summer.

September 18, 2015
Bolstered by what is likely to be another successful ArtPrize, Experience Grand Rapids hopes Kent County will build on strong summer hotel numbers and see record hotel occupancy rates again in 2015. Read More

Muskegon hotels expect a busy 2014

2013 was relatively flat for the industry in the Port City.

December 13, 2013
A variety of things that roll — from bicycle wheels to bowling balls — are expected to keep Muskegon County hotels busy throughout 2014. Read More

Are there reservations about using hotel taxes for clinics?

July 19, 2013
The number of hotel reservations made in the area and how responsive Lansing is will determine which method Kent County will use to finance its consolidation of two health clinics. Read More

Kent County hotel revenue climbs 10 percent

July 10, 2013
Experience Grand Rapids reported that Kent County hotel occupancy and revenue are continuing to trend up in 2013 — following a record year in 2012. Read More

Area hotels are continuing strong run

Convention center posts its best-ever seven-month fiscal mark.

March 8, 2013
Following on the heels of a record-breaking revenue year of $127 million for hotels in the county last year, Experience Grand Rapids President Doug Small reported the momentum carried over into the first month of the new year. Read More

Experience GR set to receive larger paycheck

Revenue to hotel-motel tax is up and county is ready to allocate more money.

December 8, 2012
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The destination marketer for tourism and convention business here is all but certain to get a bigger-than-expected payout for its work this year when Kent County commissioners meet on Thursday. Read More