Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Amway Grand Plaza Front.jpg
The Old Front Door
Former names Pantlind Hotel
General information
Type Hotel
Location Grand Rapids, Michigan
Address 187 Monroe Ave NW
Owner Amway Corporation
Design and construction
Architect Warren & Wetmore.
Renovating team
Architect Marvin DeWinter & Associates

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is named after Amway Corporation, which is based in nearby Ada Township.

Originally known as The Pantlind Hotel (founded in 1913), Amway Grand Plaza Hotel reopened in 1981 after extensive renovations done by Marvin DeWinter & Associates including the addition of a 29 story glass tower. The Pantlind's designers Warren & Wetmore were inspired by the work of the Scottish neoclassical architect Robert Adam; in its prime the hotel was rated as one of the top ten hotels in the US. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.[1]

The hotel is owned by Amway Hotel Collection, a subsidiary of Amway's holding company Alticor.[2]

Grand River Promenade[edit]

Amway Grand Plaza Towers Building

The Grand River Promenade, the official name for the skyway, goes between the DeVos Place Convention Center and the Van Andel Arena. The skyway is on the hotel's second floor as well as the hotel's parking ramp.

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel: This picture shows the original Pantlind Hotel from the vantage point of Rosa Parks Circle.
View of all the buildings of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel from the Grand River

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Coordinates: 42°58′00″N 85°40′27″W / 42.96666°N 85.67407°W / 42.96666; -85.67407