SALISBURY, Md./GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 25, 2017—Marshall Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management and services company that operates properties nationwide, today announced that the company has opened the 162-room Grand River Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, in Grand Rapids, Mich.
“Grand Rapids’ first Ascend Hotel Collection Member, the Grand River Hotel is designed to appeal to lifestyle explorers seeking a modern retreat in their pursuit of experiential travel,” said Mike Marshall, president and CEO. “This also marks the first, new full-service hotel to enter the marketplace in seven years, providing Grand Rapids with a much-desired destination for both leisure and business travelers to the area who are design conscious and social, mindful of health and wellness, have a desire to push personal limits and approach travel with a Millennial mindset.”
Located at 270 Ann Street NW just one mile from downtown, the seven-story hotel is near such local attractions as 20 Monroe Live, Van Andel Arena, DeltaPlex, Fifth Third Ballpark, Art Van Sports Complex, Downtown Market and the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Concepted by Gorshin/Haddenfield Design, the Grand River Hotel is a prime example of the Modern style, which arguably saw its birth in Michigan through the work of such local designers as Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles & Ray Eames and Mies van der Rohe. The hotel boasts Grand Rapid’s deepest indoor heated swimming pool, full-service dining, and event facilities, outside fire pits, exercise and yoga space, business center and 2,500 square feet of meeting space. Guest rooms feature in-room microwave and refrigerator, plush Lady Americana Mattresses with high thread count linens and upscale guest amenities, as well as great desk working space.
The Grand River Hotel also houses the River Rock Dining & Lounge, a new dining concept for Grand Rapids, offering local and regional culinary flare. While the River Rock offers a full menu of craft cocktails and brews, the lounge prides itself on its wide variety of martinis. Guests can enjoy three meals a day, ranging from bacon-wrapped smoked duck breakfast burritos to California roll salad to the sesame seared ahi tuna, all sourced locally. During the Spring and Summer seasons, the River Rock Dining & Lounge provides live music and stunning views on its patio overlooking the Grand River.
“Along with the Sunset Park Hotel in New York, this property marks our second Ascend Hotel Collection Member, and we are confident our familiarity with the soft brand will allow us to ramp up the property quickly, efficiently and profitably,” Marshall added. “The Grand River Hotel is an ideal addition to our growing portfolio of full- and select-service hotels with well-respected brands in markets with barriers to new entry.”