Isn't it Grand?
JW Marriott Grand Rapids
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Randi Talmage was recently hired as sales manager at JW Marriott Grand Rapids.
1. How did you get into the industry?
The JW Marriott Grand Rapids is taking an active approach to New Year’s resolutions with a new Wellness Break Menu, offering activities such as yoga, kickboxing and more.
The idea was inspired by a recent study of Fortune 100 companies that found employees’ overall well-being translates to improved productivity and increased likelihood of staying with their company for more than one year. The menu, which also offers light therapy and mindfulness activities, is intended to help groups increase productivity during meetings.
Want all the benefits of a big city with the simplicity and charm of a small one? Then Grand Rapids is the place for you. Located on the Grand River, after which it’s named, in the southwest section of the state about 25 miles east of Lake Michigan, Grand Rapids offers everything from world-renowned art and historic sites to world-class golf courses, recreation and beaches. It’s no wonder Lonely Planet named this vibrant city of nearly 200,000 people the country’s No. 1 travel destination in 2014 and that Forbes has called downtown Grand Rapids one of the country's 10 best downtowns.