Residence Inn hotel opens at 10 Ionia building
The Hinman Company announced the opening of the 147-suite Residence Inn by Marriott at the Flat Iron Building in downtown Grand Rapids.
“After many years of planning, we are really proud to open this one-of-a-kind Residence Inn by Marriott in such a vibrant downtown as Grand Rapids offers,” said Roger Hinman, CEO of The Hinman Company. “We believe business and leisure travelers will love this well-known and trusted extended-stay brand downtown.”
Previously a triangular parking lot formed by Ionia Avenue and Fulton and Louis streets, Hinman acquired the property in 1995 along with the neighboring 77 Monroe Center NW and 30 Ionia Ave. NW parking ramp.
Hinman made a significant investment over the years in its design and planning work with the city of Grand Rapids and the Historic Preservation Commission to transform the lot into a 13-story, 140,000-square-foot, mixed-use building at 10 Ionia Ave. NW in the Heartside Historic District.
10 Ionia was designed by Hinman and Detroit-based architecture firm Yamasaki, and construction was done by Wolverine Building Group of Grand Rapids. Other development partners include Dakota Legacy Group and Tharaldson Hospitality Management.