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September Membership Meeting: Jobsite Tour

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Embassy Suites

710 Monroe Avenue Northwest

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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We have been invited to tour the Embassy Suites, a New Hotel & Parking Structure, located at 710 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI. Phil Geurink is Pioneer’s Site Superintendent on this project and he will be giving us the tour.

Please make sure to wear/bring:

  • Closed toed work shoes (no athletic shoes or sandals or high heals)
  • Hard hats and safety vest and safety glasses

This is an active Jobsite so PPE is required

Job Site Tour will start at 5:00 pm (We know this is a little earlier than normal, but we are working with what the Superintendent can do for us.)

**There is metered parking along Bond Street north of the project As well as on Monroe. There is also parking available in the park that is located directly across the street from the project near the six Street bridge (745 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Mi 49503)

Please meet at 725 Bond the building just south of the new parking ramp. Phil Geurink our site superintendent will meet you outside. Again just a reminder full PPE is required.**

Dinner will follow at Tillman's - 1245 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI, a short drive from the jobsite. (Tillman's website - https://www.tillmansrestaurant.com/#top)

Here is a Project Overview to give you a little information on the project:

The Embassy Suites by Hilton in downtown Grand Rapids has been ‘topped out’. In construction terms this means the last structural beam has been set on top of the building.

“This project has taken a long time to get to this point, but we wanted to get things right from a construction and community standpoint and we’re delighted to get to this milestone stage,” said Peter D. Beukema, CEO and Visionary of Suburban Inns. “A hotel is often a person’s first impression of our city and this hotel will be something we can all be proud of.”

The Embassy Suites is located at 710 Monroe, near the 6th Street Bridge. The 7-story hotel will have 250 rooms and 440 parking spaces. It will also feature a Big E’s Sports Grill on the first floor as well as a banquet facility.

Suburban Inns partnered with Pioneer Construction on the project.

“Pioneer is pleased to be part of the team that Suburban Inns assembled to build this landmark project for Grand Rapids,” said Tim Schowalter, President of Pioneer Construction. “We especially appreciate their emphasis on quality and safety, and how well they value our people on the job With the topping out of the project, we’re entering the home stretch and it has come together really well.”

Construction on the hotel began in the spring of 2017. Completion of interior work and a grand opening are expected to be in early 2019.


We hope you can join us for the tour and the meeting afterwards.

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Embassy Suites

710 Monroe Avenue Northwest

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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