Grand Rapids looks forward to welcoming:


March 12-14, 2014

Grand Rapids is pulling out all the stops to ensure an incredible meeting experience! 

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Courtyard DT Lobby


A special room rate at the following hotels has been arranged for your Conference in Grand Rapids.

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (headquarters hotel connected to the DeVos Place Convention Center)

JW Marriott (indoor walkway access to DeVos Place Convention Center)

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown (indoor walkway access to DeVos Place Convention Center) 

Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown (withing walking distance to DeVos Place Convention Center)

Click here for direct link to your conference hotel reservation page!

 DeVos Place - Top 10

DeVos Place Convention Center

Your Group Name Conference will be held at DeVos Place Convention Center in downtown Grand Rapids! This magnificent facility puts visitors right in the middle of everything happening in downtown Grand Rapids. 

 Michigan Map


Grand Rapids is easy to get to by plane, train and automobile. Eight airlines offer more than 120 daily non-stop flights to and from Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Amtrak provides daily rail service between Chicago and Grand Rapids.

We're situated at the junction of two major expressways, within a day's drive of half the U.S. population - see drive times to selected cities by clicking here.

Eats JDeck outside dining


Grand Rapids offers an astonishing breadth and depth of restaurants. Local chefs emphasize fresh, creative, farm-to-table cuisine. There are dozens of eateries within walking distance of downtown hotels and hundreds throughout the city. Click the Dining link at left for a taste.

Click here for a Dining Deals Map

Nightlife - the BOB


This is the perfect place to unwind after a long day! Brewpubs, sports bars, live music and comedy clubs can be found within walking distance of downtown hotels, and throughout the city. Click the Nightlife link at left to plan your night(s) out.

 Rosa Park Swing Dancing

Events and Things to Do

Click here for the top 10 reasons to visit Grand Rapids.

Click here to see what's happening while your in Grand Rapids. 

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If it has to do with will find it at LaughFest--a 10-day festival of stand-up comedy, improv, live shows, films, authors, community showcases (featuring you!) and a variety of other seriously funny stuff. All proceeds will benefit the cancer, grief and support programs offered through Gilda's Club Grand Rapids.

Click here to see the 2014 LaughFest lineup!



From mega malls to independent boutiques, Grand Rapids is a treasure-hunter's paradise. Unique art galleries and specialty shops are found throughout downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. Click the Shopping link at left to see what's in store for you.

 Family Art Museum

Art & Culture

Grand Rapids is renowned for its support of the arts. City streets are lined with sculptures, two downtown art museums captivate visitors and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has been named one of the world's "Top 30 Must-See Museums." Great live music and theatre, too! Check it out at the Other Things To Do link at left.

 Family - Running at Gardens

Family Playcation

Families of all ages will find lots to see and do in Grand Rapids. From amusement parks to zoos, your kids will enjoy a safe, friendly, wholesome good time. Click on Other Things To Do at left to get your kids excited about coming to town with you.

 Family Biking

Outdoor Escape

Outdoor enthusiasts love Grand Rapids for its incredible variety of recreational pursuits. Championship golf courses, fishing and swimming lakes, biking and hiking trails, and much more are just minutes away from wherever you are. Explore your options at the Other Things To Do link at left.

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Click here to check out some of our recent short videos about Grand Rapids.



Visitor Guide

Click here to order a visitor guide or review a digital version.