Experience Grand Rapids

1546 hotel rooms within one mile of convention center
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Grand Rapids is a convenient destination where convention attendees can enjoy a first-class experience without paying premium prices. Partners for Livable Communities calls Grand Rapids one of “America’s Best Places to Live, Work and Play.” They should have added “Visit,” because the same qualities that make Grand Rapids a great home also make us a great host. Friendly people, safe streets, breathtaking natural beauty and plenty of opportunities for fun … they’re all part of the allure of Grand Rapids. It’s no wonderLonely Planetnamed Grand Rapids and Michigan’s Gold Coast the“Number One Place to Visit in 2014.”

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Experience Grand Rapids
171 Monroe Avenue NW Suite 545, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Type of Destination Experience:
Beach, College Town, Historic, Urban

GSF Exhibit Space (DeVos Place): 162,000

Meeting Space, Square Feet (The DeltaPlex Arena and Conference Center): 85,000

Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (DeVos Place): 40,000

Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Amway Grand Plaza Hotel): 682

Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes

Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 1,546

Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Miles to downtown 20

Cities with non-stop flights24

International cities with direct flights0

Geographic Areas Served:

Grand Rapids, Great Lakes, Michigan, Midwest, Kent County, West Michigan

Why Meet in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids offers 7,800+ rooms in a wide variety of hotels, including two renowned luxury brands - JW Marriott and Amway Grand Plaza, both are among the 1,546 guest rooms within walking distance of downtown's state-of-the-art convention center (just over 1,200 of those rooms are connected to DeVos Place via skywalk).

Our international airport, rated one of the top five best airports in the world (by size), is served by 5 passenger carriers flying non-stop to 24 major market destinations daily.

Grand Rapids is home to such significant tourist attractions as the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park - one of the world's 100 most visited art museums & one of the Top 30 Must-See Museums on the planet.

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Relationship with the Convention Center

The CVB represents the convention center

Request for Proposal (RFP) Distribution Method

Sends leads to only qualified or requested hotels and venues

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