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!

What's Happening in Grand Rapids: February 23'

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Winter weather doesn’t stop the fun in Grand Rapids! February brings popular events celebrating Black History Month, music, the arts, and more.

World Of Winter Festival (All Month)

Make the most of the season at the World Of Winter Festival, which takes place throughout February. This annual festival features outdoor art exhibits, entertainment, and dining. Art installations, including ice sculptures, statues, photo opportunities, and interactive pieces, are sprinkled throughout Grand Rapids. Get in on the action with game tournaments, walking tours, street parties, and more. Then recharge at more than 150 participating restaurants and bars throughout the city. See the full schedule at the link below: 

World Of Winter Festival


Holiday Inn Downtown Grand Rapids | Ice Carving

Join us on February 2nd at 2:00 PM for our ice sculpture carving right in front of the hotel. This year our theme is Restoring the Rapids. #WorldofWinterGR. Come check out the Ice sculpture and grab a bite to eat at the Burger Theory. Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Make it extra special for your loved one with a romantic staycation in our beautiful hotel.  Book with us today, take advantage of our WoW Package and receive $30 Food & Beverage credit to use during your stay.


Rosa Parks Ice Skating Rink (February 1-26)

The Rosa Parks Ice Skating Rink is a favorite Grand Rapids winter tradition. Enjoy a picturesque winter activity with outdoor ice skating and seasonal light decorations. Skate rentals are available, so there’s no need to pack your pair. Don’t know how to skate? No worries! Ice-balancing devices are available at the rink. Admission is $4 for adults (18+) and $2 for youth (17 and under). Skate rental is free with your ticket. The skating rink is open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. from February 1 to 26. Click the link below to reserve your spot ahead of time:

Rosa Parks Ice Skating Rink


Black History Walking Tour (February 4, 12, and 27)

Celebrate Rosa Parks’ birthday with this guided tour highlighting the Black experience in Grand Rapids from 1826 until today. Attendees will learn about people, places, legends, facts, events, issues, and more. The tour is free and begins at Rosa Parks Circle. There’s only room for the first 25 attendees, so be on time to snag a spot. See more details at this link:

Black History Walking Tour

Silent Disco (February 4)

Join hundreds of new friends and warm up the night at this silent disco. A silent disco is a dance party that always plays your favorite music. Dancers wear wireless headphones, listen to event DJs spin live music, and dance like no one’s watching. (You can also use your personal device to jam to your own playlist.) If you need a break, eat at a local food truck, watch fire performers, enjoy art installations, or warm up at fire pits. The silent disco is free and lasts from 7 to 10 p.m. Find more information at this link: 

Silent Disco


MANIA: The ABBA Tribute Concert (February 5)

Enjoy the catchy, uplifting music of ABBA as performed by tribute band MANIA. MANIA is made up of four ABBA superfans on a mission to bring this positive Swedish pop music to a new generation. Reviewers claim you can’t tell the difference between a MANIA performance and ABBA recordings! Find tickets at the link below:

MANIA: The ABBA Tribute Concert


Brass Band Pop-Up with GROßE SEEN BIERBAND (February 17)

Brass bands are a staple of the German bar scene. GROßE SEEN BIERBAND will showcase this tradition with a live performance at 20 Monroe. The band is based out of West Michigan and plays a modern mix of polka-inspired oompah music. They’ll perform from 6-7 p.m. Learn more at the following link: 


Brand Band Pop-Up


Joe Bonamassa Concert (February 24)

Music lovers, don’t miss the chance to see blues legend Joe Bonamassa live in concert in Grand Rapids. Guitarist Bonamassa started his professional career at age 12, opening for B.B. King. Since then, he’s been nominated for 3 Grammy awards and has topped the Billboard music charts 25 times. The concert starts at 8 p.m. See tickets, prices, and more on this webpage:

Joe Bonamassa Concert


Human Hungry Hungry Hippo Tournament (February 25)

This tournament is a life-size version of the classic board game Hungry Hungry Hippos. Teams of six people compete to see who can capture the most balls. The big twist? It’s all on ice! Registration is $60 per team. If you’re traveling by yourself or don’t want to compete, it’s free to watch. See the details at this link:


Human Hungry Hungry Hippo Tournament