RENDEZVOUS, CHIC NEW BREAKFAST EATERY AND COCKTAIL LOUNGE, NOW OPEN AT AMWAY GRAND PLAZA
Rendezvous adds to the Growing Culinary and Cocktail Scene of Downtown Grand Rapids
Rendezvous, now open at the Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection By Hilton, is the hotel’s newest culinary destination. The eatery and lounge will seamlessly transition from day to night, offering an inviting breakfast experience in the morning before transforming into a seductive lounge in the evenings.
Set within the main lobby of the landmark hotel, Rendezvous’ bespoke interior design offers a glamorous yet warm aesthetic with black and gold accent details. Three dark wood communal tables with seating for up to 10 people act as the center pieces for the space and offers guests a lively and social experience. For more intimate parties, the lounge features plush banquet seating and cozy two top tables.
“Rendezvous will add to the ever-evolving culinary scene in Downtown Grand Rapids. We wanted to create a comfortable space for the breakfast crowd while offering a fun, social environment for cocktails before or after dinner in the heart of downtown,” said George Aquino, VP and managing director of AHC+Hospitality. “Rendezvous is an elevated and approachable culinary experience for hotel guests and Grand Rapids locals.”
For breakfast, Rendezvous features fresh, seasonal cuisine sourced by local farms in West Michigan. Guests will enjoy a sophisticated and robust breakfast buffet complete with omelet and waffle making stations, house made breads and pastries, fresh juices and specialty coffee and tea.
As evening approaches, Rendezvous will seamlessly transition into a sultry cocktail lounge with a curated menu of craft cocktails including Old Fashioned cocktails and Manhattan’s smoked tableside. Specialty drinks include the Acai Mojito and the Basil-Gin Fizz. The evening menu will serve lite bites, including international cheese and charcuterie including grass-fed beef with herbs, truffles and salt, flavorful snacks and sweet treats. Each night guests will enjoy live music by local Grand Rapids artists.
Rendezvous adds to Amway Grand Plaza’s vast culinary choices including Cygnus27, The Kitchen and The Kitchen Counter by Wolfgang Puck, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, GP Sports, Lumber Baron Bar and more.
Rendezvous is open for breakfast Monday – Friday from 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The lounge is open Monday – Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (food served until 10:00 p.m.); Friday from 4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. (food served until 11:00 p.m.); Saturday from 3:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. (food served until 11:00 p.m.); and Sunday from 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (food served until 10:00 p.m.).
About Amway Grand Plaza
The Amway Grand Plaza originally opened in 1916 as the Pantlind Hotel along the Grand River in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Today, the 682-room hotel boasts numerous bars and restaurants, a full service salon, spa, pool, sauna and 47,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Known as an icon within the city, the hotel has hosted presidents, celebrities and locals. The property is part of AHC + Hospitality, including the JW Marriott Grand Rapids, the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott and Peter Island Resort & Spa in the BVI. www.AmwayGrand.com
AHC+Hospitality is a management company specializing in customized hospitality solutions for a portfolio of major hotel and restaurant brands including Marriott International, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotel Corporation, Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, Ruth’s Hospitality Group and more. AHC+Hospitality has a proven track record of identifying and implementing operational and revenue-generating efficiencies for it’s collection of top-performing hotels and restaurants through the creation of innovative alternatives to the traditional hospitality experience.