Eloise and I decided to go downtown to do a little site-seeing. We heard about a hotel that was in the middle of the city, called the CityFlatsHotel. We thought what better way to check out what city life in Grand Rapids is all about than staying a night at the CityFlatsHotel. CityFlats is located near Rosa Parks Circle and the Grand Rapids Art Museum and is centrally located next to restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues. CityFlats prides itself in being the only eco-friendly hotel in downtown Grand Rapids!
On the outside, this hotel looks very upscale modern and a bit austere making it attractive to the business community. When we walked inside, it was not at all what we expected! The colors on the inside were warm and inviting and well-lit. Some walls were pulled back to the original brick of the building. This historic element mixed will with the modern and gave a very hip and charming feel to the space.
We stopped for a quick drink at the CitySen Lounge located in the lobby of the hotel before heading out to do some shopping and site-seeing. They have a large lobby with a lounge and 24 hour coffee bar, included with many tables for guests to sit and enjoy the continental breakfast they have available each morning. The hotel also included a ballroom (available for events), as well as five stories of guestrooms. The guestrooms were roomy with a modern feel while still paying tribute to the original materials of the building.
Eloise looked great in the camel, slit sheath Milly dress and black Marchesa Voyage pleated front jacket. She made touring in our own city look feminine, yet business chic. I wore a black Nanette Lepore dress and the petal colored Rebecca Minkoff moto jacket. Both of us fitting in with the city vibe and standing out with our own style.
If you are looking for a really cool place to stay in Grand Rapids, we highly recommend CityFlatsHotel as the place to stay!