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Warner Tower - Lyon and Ottawa

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2 hours ago, MJLO said:

I would agree with the Ann St hotel, but I'd consider the Hampton borderline, you can get anywhere downtown within a reasonable walk from there.

:huh: Have you seen the average convention goer? They're not exactly 25 and sprightly. That Michigan St hill is a beast. Does that hotel run a shuttle bus? 

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15 hours ago, GRDadof3 said:

:huh: Have you seen the average convention goer? They're not exactly 25 and sprightly. That Michigan St hill is a beast. Does that hotel run a shuttle bus? 

I would hope they do if they want to compete. Unless, of course, they only ever planned on being a hotel used by people utilizing the healthcare services of the Michigan hill.

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14 minutes ago, GRLaker said:

I would hope they do if they want to compete. Unless, of course, they only ever planned on being a hotel used by people utilizing the healthcare services of the Michigan hill.

Downtown has become a HUGE wedding destination. A lot cheaper to book a block of rooms there then at the Amway-run hotels. 

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20 hours ago, MJLO said:

I would agree with the Ann St hotel, but I'd consider the Hampton borderline, you can get anywhere downtown within a reasonable walk from there.

This is what Experience GR has listed as downtown hotels

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After looking at those rates AirBnb has a bright future.

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They were drilling at the site today when I walked past like they are at the Hinman site

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On 2/2/2017 at 7:08 PM, ironyisadeadscene said:

They were drilling at the site today when I walked past like they are at the Hinman site

Drill baby drill. 

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Updated drawrings with the new hotel. It's officially 150 Ottawa (Warner Tower) and 140 Ottawa (Hyatt Place).

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Quite a large main floor retail space. I thought maybe for the restaurant but I see that's on the second floor. 

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Yada yada yada, and the requisite Grand Rapids - mandated top floor/12th floor.

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The whole packet is here if you want to see. It didn't appear that anything was changed on the office tower portion:

http://grcity.us/engineering-department/BoardsCommissionAndAuthority/DT Agenda 02.22.17.pdf

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53 minutes ago, GRDadof3 said:

New imaginery. It's too bad these aren't twice as tall. But then where would everyone park? :)

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I like it a lot more with the lack of the minifridge handle. Also, is this a sign of a move toward a bluish grey exterior? Or am I just seeing blue sky reflecting off of it? It just seems lighter than previous renderings that paint it to look as black as the Spectrum Health north office building. 

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