GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids has a new restaurant and hotel near the downtown area.

Embassy Suites and Big E's Sports Grill hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday morning on Monroe Avenue across from Sixth Street Park.

Construction began on the project in 2017. The hotel is Embassy Suites first hotel in West Michigan.

It features 250 two-room suites, an indoor pool in the shape of Michigan's mitten and easy access to downtown.