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Friday, October 4, 2019
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Hotel Business: Hotels Debut in the Heartland

Hotel Business showcased the Ghafari-designed Hyatt Place Grand Rapids / Downtown in its national report, “Hotel Debuts in the Heartland”. The recent addition to the Hyatt Place family of hotels was unveiled last month at a formal ribbon cutting ceremony and marks an important development in the newly established hotel district in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The addition of Hyatt Place in the area helped spur the organization of the district, a neighborhood-wide initiative that reinforces Grand Rapids as a leading destination for business and leisure in the Midwest.

Ghafari led the design of the 12-story, 160-room hotel, in conjunction with the Warner Building, an adjacent 15-story office tower that shares the site. The hotel design deviates from the typical Hyatt Place prototype, incorporating core elements of typical guestroom finishes and amenities with a custom urban layout designed to reflect elements and imagery of the area and downtown Grand Rapids.

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