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