Photo Gallery and Video: F&B Trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan
A firsthand look at AHC+Hospitality, plus seasonal sights around “Beer City”.
Last week I was part of a FAM trip in Grand Rapids, Michigan, coordinated by Quinn PR, and hosted by AHC+Hospitality, which oversees nine properties and 20 F&B venues, including the iconic Amway Grand Plaza hotel (part of Hilton’s Curio Collection), JW Marriott Grand Rapids, and the under-construction AC Hotel Grand Rapids. I toured all three, sampling menus from several venues over three days, and returned with multiple story ideas--the first of which you’ll see in our upcoming January/February 2019 issue. In the meantime, you can enjoy some highlights from the trip in the photo gallery above.
As a bonus, I’ve included an omelet video I shot during breakfast service at JW Marriott’s six.one.six restaurant, cooked up by JW’s Elvis Emshoff, who gave every customer the same careful and enthusiastically executed omelet—he’s a great example of staff helping a hotel distinguish itself from the competition through memorable service.