Savannah Christiansen

Convention Services Manager
aka Experience Architect

Savannah provides all manner of local guidance to groups hosting meetings in Grand Rapids, developing a custom blueprint for each to make the most of their time here. Her work can include connecting planners with local vendors, suggesting appropriate offsite venues, sharing relevant information and much more. It’s a perfect position for someone who says she’s driven to “make connections with new people and share my love for Grand Rapids.”

Savannah came to EXGR in 2023 having worked her way up through a number of sales manager positions with Embassy Suites Downtown Grand Rapids and Hilton Garden Inn Grand Rapids East. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Hospitality Management –  with a focus on Event Management and Food & Beverage – from Ferris State University.

Bio Bits:

  • Adores the bacon-wrapped meatloaf at Butcher’s Union – “indescribably good” – and the espresso martini at Buffalo Traders Lounge – “ask to ‘Jazz It Up’ with an egg and Fernet-Branca, so creamy and delicious.”
  • Hails the view from the Presidential Suite at Embassy Suites Downtown Grand Rapids – “incredible” sights of city lights at night, the Grand River during the day and trees changing colors in fall. 
  • Recommends the Grand Rapids Downtown Market as a cool place to experience a variety of local foods and products all in one place.
Savannah Christiansen, Convention Services Manager

Savannah Christiansen, Convention Services Manager

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