Safety Measures & Precautions

The health and safety of our associates and guests is a top priority. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are actively monitoring guidance provided by public health officials, and we want to assure our visitors that additional sanitary measures are in place to maintain a healthy environment and limit the spread of germs. In addition to our regular and very thorough cleaning procedures, we are currently taking extra precautions, including:

  • Housekeeping is using EcoLab Peroxide Cleaner and Disinfectant Spray on all surfaces that guests or employees might touch in common areas, including the front desk, guest elevators, lobby restrooms, stairwell handrails and more.
  • Inside guest rooms, we are using EcoLab Peroxide Cleaner and Disinfectant Spray and always change to new, clean rags between rooms.
  • All high touch surfaces are being cleaned and disinfected several times throughout the day in guest corridors.
  • Guest check-in reception area is being cleaned every 30 minutes including all counters, pens, phones, and PIN pads.

We look forward to the opportunity to welcome you soon!

Holiday Inn Birthday


Today we celebrate the 66th birthday of Holiday Inn©! As Holiday Inn© hotels continue to develop around the world, today we are taking time to remember how the brand began.


1952 Holiday Inn Sign


Holiday Inn© hotels were created by an entrepreneur named Kemmons Wilson. After traveling on a family vacation to Washington D.C. with his five children, Wilson was disappointed motels did not cater more towards families. The trip inspired Wilson to create a hotel brand which was both comfortable and affordable for traveling families. On August 1st, 1952 IHG opened the first Holiday Inn© hotel located in Memphis, Tennessee.



Today Holiday Inn© hotels have evolved to cater towards both business and pleasure travelers. Within a Holiday Inn© hotel, guests will find amenities including fitness facilities, business centers, dining options and meeting space. Guests can also earn and utilize IHG Rewards© towards their stay. With over 1,163 hotels as of March 2018, Holiday Inn© is considered the largest hotel brand.



To learn more about Kemmons Wilson and the start of Holiday Inn© hotels, visit the Kemmons Wilson Company website. As one of twelve Holiday Inn© hotels located in Greater Grand Rapids, we ask you to join us as we celebrate this important day in our hotel history.

-The Holiday Inn Team