Architecture and engineering firm Ghafari Associates has completed work on the Hyatt Place Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich.
Located at 140 Ottawa in downtown Grand Rapids, the Hyatt Place Downtown Grand Rapids is managed by local hotel management group, AHC+ Hospitality, and is part of the newly established hotel district, a three-block radius that includes hotels, restaurants and local businesses.
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. After three years of planning, and exploring multiple design options, both the Hyatt Place and the Warner Building broke ground in June 2017. Construction began with the office tower, followed by hotel construction.
The hotel design deviates from the typical Hyatt Place prototype. The design a custom urban layout designed to reflect elements and imagery of the area and downtown Grand Rapids.
Ghafari Associates has 15 offices across the globe.