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    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.

    Convention Center

    In the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, on the banks of the Grand River that flows through the city, sits DeVos Place convention center.

    With more than 240,000 sq. ft. of convention, ballroom and meeting space, the convention center can comfortably accommodate large events. But it’s much more than just a space to fill – it’s a state-of-the-art business center. Working with locally headquartered Steelcase, the global leader in workplace environments, DeVos Place developers integrated the latest innovations in architecture, furniture and technology to help people and businesses make better connections.

    DeVos Place also features a 2,404-seat performing arts center, with two independent loading docks and one loading ramp, that can be booked for meetings and conventions.

    The convention center is connected by climate-controlled skywalk to three hotels and Van Andel Arena, a 12,000-seat multipurpose facility. More than 150 restaurants, breweries, museums, shops and entertainment venues are located within a 10-minute walk.

    At a Glance

    • 162,000 sq. ft. "Class A" column-free exhibition hall
    • 40,000 sq. ft. flexible-use ballroom with 3,250-seat banquet capacity
    • 32,000 sq. ft. of sub-dividable meeting space
    • 12 enclosed loading docks with wash bay and marshaling area
    • Underground parking garage and indoor skywalk to three hotels
    • 75-foot-high Grand Gallery – ideal for networking, receptions and registration

    Click here for DeVos Place facility details, including floor plans and 360 tours.

    Technological Highlights

    • Expansive "in-between" spaces support new ways of connecting
    • Steelcase Cachet™ Chairs provide exceptional comfort and support to facilitate learning
    • Exhibit floor boxes every 30 feet on center provide all possible utility power configurations
    • Sonet ring providing data service

    DeVos Place

    • 303 Monroe Ave. NW
    • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    • (616) 742-6500
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    Please enjoy this video designed to highlight the many events and attractions that the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority (CAA) have supported recently that demonstrates their ongoing commitment to our multi-cultural communities.