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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Embassy by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown, owned and operated by Suburban Inns, today announced that Michelle Burnett has been appointed as the hotel’s new director of sales. Embassy Suites by Hilton is a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton (NYSE: HLT).

The 7-story, 250-suite hotel is located at 710 Monroe Ave.  The property is currently under construction and is scheduled to open March, 2019.  As director of sales, Burnett will be in charge of networking and assessing the needs of local businesses, working with the general manager to facilitate marketing efforts, and overseeing sales initiatives that assure the success of the hotel.

“Burnett brings extensive business experience as well as a commitment to providing unparalleled guest service,” said Brian Behler, general manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown. “We are confident that she will be instrumental in ensuring the success of our hotel.”

Prior to joining the Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown, Burnett has had over 20 years of experience in a variety of sales and marketing roles that span many industries including food and beverage. Most recently as a Corporate Sales/Account Manager for Ferris Coffee and Nut Company.  Burnett has been involved with many networking organizations in West Michigan including GR Chamber, Hello West Michigan and Experience Grand Rapids.

Located near DeVos Place, Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown provides 250 contemporary suites and is ideal for any business or leisure traveler. Guests can experience its two-room suites where travelers are able to spread out, enjoy a free, cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary drinks and snacks during the evening reception. Additional amenities include indoor pool, indoor/outdoor hot tub, banquet and event space, a Big E’s Sports Grill, and balconies on most rooms with view of Grand River. 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown is located at 710 Monroe Ave. For more information or to make a reservation, visit Embassy Suites Grand Rapids Downtown (, call at 616.512.5700 or via email to

About Embassy Suites by Hilton

Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 15 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full-service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 251 hotels with 45 in the pipeline. 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. For more information, visit or, and connect with Embassy Suites by Hilton at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Contact: Brian Behler / +1 616 512 5700

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