Grand Rapids Hotel is Seeing Things Differently

10-Sep-2010 | News-Press Release

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Crowne Plaza, Grand Rapids is celebrating the completion of the hotel’s renovations. The public is invited to visit the hotel and see the new look for themselves during the week of September 5-10 and enter their name to win one of the many prizes that will be given away during an open house celebration. The open house will take place on Tuesday October 12 from 4p.m. to 8p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the hotel  and enjoy food and refreshments provided by local Cascade and Grand Rapids businesses. Guests can enter for a chance to win prizes such as roundtrip airfare. The Crowne has invited representatives from the Chamber to be on hand at this event following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4p.m. The Crowne has also teamed up with a local sorority to collect donations of coloring books, crayons, and markers to be given to the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Donations will be collected at the grand opening.

All 320 guestrooms at the Crowne were completely remodeled and refurnished. The hotel’s lobby, front desk, and fitness center received renovations and the fitness center was updated and almost doubled in size. In early August renovations to the restaurant were completed and on August 7 Aryana Restaurant and Bar, formerly known as the Crowne Room and Tavern, opened. The restaurant features a new culturally diverse menu, new private dining area, more bar space, and more comfortable seating able to accommodate up to 174 guests. The Crowne boasts 21 meeting and banquet rooms and with the addition of a brand new banquet room The Crowne now features over 20,000 square feet of meeting space.

The hotel located at 5700 28th Street SE in Cascade, was built in 1979. In 1985 the hotel became the Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids. In December 2008 the Chhatrala Group purchased the hotel and began to make changes. The Chhatrala Group is based in San Diego, California. The group manages and develops franchise companies such as Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Intercontinental, Carlson, Wyndham Hotel Group, and Choice International.

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