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Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown Celebrates Official Opening
160-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in heart of the Grand Rapids hotel district

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (August 13, 2019) Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown, the first Hyatt Place hotels in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., is officially open. The new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings. The hotel is owned by 150 Ottawa Hotel, LLC and is operated by AHC+Hospitality. Orion Construction completed the 160-room hotel.

Located at 140 Ottawa Avenue, the 12-story hotel is in close proximity to the Grand River and is amongst a number of area attractions, including Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Children Museum, Grand Rapids Public Museum, ArtPrize HUB art center, DeVos Place Convention Center, and Van Andel Arena, as well as many shops, parks and dining options.

“We are excited to add to the momentum of the continued growth of downtown Grand Rapids by welcoming the first Hyatt Place hotel to the area,” said General Manager Lindsay Jarvis. “Grand Rapids is a vibrant city, filled with friendly people, great neighborhoods and an ever-expanding list of great places to visit and things to do or see. The hotel’s location, amenities, and personalized service is central to all of them, and we couldn’t be happier to celebrate our grand opening today.”

Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown offers:

  • 160 spacious guestrooms with separate spaces to sleep, work and play, as well as a Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel and guestrooms
  • Breakfast Bar, a hot breakfast available daily in the Gallery Kitchen, featuring hot breakfast items, fresh fruit, steel-cut oatmeal, Greek yogurt, and more
  • The Market serving freshly prepared meals anytime, day or night and perfectly packaged sandwiches and salads
  • Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, as well as wines and cocktails
  • Necessities program for forgotten items that guests can buy, borrow or enjoy for free
  • Event Places offer more than 1,550 square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting/function space
  • Fitness Center featuring cardio equipment with LCD touchscreens

“The new Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown development is a strong example of the collaborative work we love to see. The Orion team worked closely with Downtown Grand Rapids stakeholders to transform what was previously a surface parking lot,” said Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. President and CEO Tim Kelly. “This hotel will bring visitors, employment opportunities, community events, and inspiration to the Downtown Grand Rapids neighborhood, and will be a hub of social activity and vitality in our urban core. We look forward to welcoming our new neighbors to downtown and working closely with them in the future.”

“Grand Rapids’ vibrancy is largely due to growing residential and the hospitality industries. From my experience as a developer, projects of this scope create momentum in our urban core that inspire and support these segments,” said 150 Ottawa Hotel LLC Principal Partner John Wheeler. “I believe that Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown will provide a surge of visitors, employees, events, and social engagement opportunities in an authentic way. Today, we are re-assured that AHC+Hospitality and our team have created an asset to support the hotel, convention and event-based momentum in downtown Grand Rapids.”

World of Hyatt Gives Members 500 Reasons to Stay Somewhere New

To provide World of Hyatt members even more ways to be rewarded, World of Hyatt is offering members the opportunity to earn 500 Bonus Points for qualifying nights at Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown, from September 1 to November 30, 2019, part of World of Hyatt’s new hotel member offer. Additional participating hotels and their offer stay periods can be found at worldofhyatt.com/newhotelbonus. No registration is required and members can earn on top of other offers.

Terms & Conditions

Offer valid for 500 Bonus Points for each qualifying night stayed by World of Hyatt members in good standing during a hotel’s offer period at participating hotels and resorts.  Offer valid at participating hotels and resorts for stays with a checkout date during each hotel’s offer period.  For each hotel’s offer period, visit worldofhyatt.com/newhotelbonus.  To be eligible for this offer you must be a World of Hyatt member in good standing at time of reservation and stay, stay at a participating hotel with a checkout date during that hotel’s offer period, provide your World of Hyatt membership number at time of check-in, and either pay an Eligible Rate or redeem a free night award.  An “Eligible Rate” and “Ineligible Rate” are defined in the World of Hyatt Terms and Conditions (located at worldofhyatt.com/terms).  Only one point bonus may be earned per member, per stay, regardless of the number of rooms booked.  Only the room occupied by the member will count toward this offer.  Two or more consecutive nights at the same hotel will be deemed one stay.  All points awarded under this offer are Bonus Points.  This offer is subject to the complete terms and conditions of the World of Hyatt program.  Please allow 3-4 weeks after travel is completed for World of Hyatt Bonus Points to be credited to your Account.  To join World of Hyatt, visit worldofhyatt.com.  Qualifying nights will automatically be tracked when you provide your World of Hyatt membership number at check-in.  A limited number of rooms are allocated to this offer; reservations subject to availability. Offer not valid with groups, conventions, other promotional offers, tour packages or special rate programs. Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer at any time without notice.  The trademarks Hyatt®, World of Hyatt® and related marks are trademarks of Hyatt Corporation or its affiliates. © 2019 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.

For additional information, visit worldofhyatt.com/newhotelbonus.


Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown is under the leadership of General Manager Lindsay Jarvis. In her role, Jarvis is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s 55 associates and ensuring guests encounter the thoughtful service for which the Hyatt Place brand is known. Christi VanHeulen, the hotel’s Sales & Events Manager, is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Grand Rapids area. 


Hyatt Place hotels combine style, innovation and 24/7 conveniences to create an easy to navigate experience for today’s multi-tasking traveler. Guests can enjoy thoughtfully designed guestrooms featuring distinct zones for sleep, work and play, and free flowing social spaces that offer seamless transitions from work to relaxation. With more than 300 locations globally, Hyatt Place hotels offer freshly prepared food around the clock, efficient service and differentiated experiences for World of Hyatt members. For more information, please visit hyattplace.com. Join the conversation on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattPlace and #WhySettle.

ABOUT AHC+Hospitality

AHC+Hospitality is a management company specializing in customized hospitality solutions for a portfolio of major hotel and restaurant brands including Marriott International, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotel Corporation, Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Ruth’s Hospitality Group and more. AHC+Hospitality has a proven track record of identifying and implementing operational revenue-generating efficiencies for its collection of top-performing hotels and restaurants through the creation of innovative alternatives to the traditional hospitality experience. Visit www.ahchospitality.com.


Orion, founded in 2000, is a multi-service construction company and development firm in West Michigan with a mission of revitalizing urban cores and local economies through high quality new construction, renovation, restoration and design/build services. The firm specializes in mixed-use development, industrial, institutional, retail and multi-family construction. Orion is widely recognized throughout Michigan as a leader in developing successful public/private partnerships and working with neighborhoods and local governments to achieve mutually beneficial and economically sustainable projects. Visit www.orionbuilt.com.   

Chad LeRoux
Chief Marketing Officer
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