September 16, 2022
Amway Grand Plaza
By Laura Gainor
The great northern state of “Pure Michigan” is making a name for itself within the pickleball scene, most notably through the Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. If you and your family are looking for a pristine resort space nestled amongst the bustling city limits of Grand Rapids, look no further: the Amway Grand Plaza is the destination for you!
Originally built in 1913, the Amway Grand Plaza is in the heart of Downtown Grand Rapids, within walking distance of DeVos Convention Center and a quick drive to and from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. There is also Lake Michigan with fishing and boating opportunities a mere 25 miles away.
The hotel’s capacity for guests nearly reaches the sky’s limit, with 682 total guest rooms in all. Each is expertly furnished with luxury bedding, salon-tier bath products in each bathroom, 50-inch flatscreen TVs, high-speed internet access throughout the premises, and daily cleaning services to ensure a comfortable and clean stay for each guest.
Known as one of the finest hotels in America, the Amway Grand Plaza’s stunning guest rooms are complemented by luxury amenities that keep travelers always going back for more. The hotel provides a variety of health and fitness services for guests to enjoy, from a fully functioning fitness center equipped with all levels of weight training equipment and a sprawling indoor pool featuring two hot tubs, to pickleball courts (of course!), a spa and more.
The rooftop pickleball courts are key to making your trip to Grand Rapids an unforgettable experience! Just recently unveiled at the beginning of summer, the four pickleball courts on the fourth floor of the hotel provide players with picturesque and panoramic views of the city’s historic downtown Hotel District. Fittingly, the courts are open to both the public (for a small fee) and hotel guests.
In addition to numerous fitness offerings, the dining scene at Amway Grand Plaza is not to be missed. Guests are greeted with a variety of dining options to accommodate either a luxurious stay in one of Michigan’s finest hotels or a busy travel schedule packed tight with deadlines. The hotel boasts a signature sit-down Spanish-inspired restaurant, MDRD, or enjoy dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House or The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck. If you’re looking for an excuse to kick back and relax after a jam-packed travel day, the hotel hosts a speakeasy-style cocktail bar (IDC) and multiple bars for friends to enjoy a premium cocktail, beer, or fine wine.
If you are looking for a northern vacation full of pickleball, great dining, and luxurious accommodations, look no further than the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan! For more information, visit amwaygrand.com. •