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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

    Marlene Bushouse

    Marlene Bushouse

    Senior Sales Administrator

    AKA: The Woman Behind the Curtain
    (616) 258-7388 or (877) 847-4847


    Support the Sales Team in their sales efforts and work with Hotel Partners with convention leads.



    How long have you worked in the Tourism Industry?

    19 Years

    How did you become a part of the Tourism Industry?

    Luckily, I happened across a want ad for a sales assistant 19 years ago! 

    Favorite Vacation Spot?

    Any Beach!

    One piece of advice or tip you would give to a first time visitor to Grand Rapids?

    Definitely make time to visit the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.