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LOCATION

The EXPO’s trade show and all of the education sessions will be held at the DeVos Place Convention Center (303 Monroe Avenue NW) in downtown Grand Rapids, MI. Some of the special events will be held in the Amway Grand Plaza. Grand Rapids offers many interesting attractions, as well as many dining and shopping opportunities.

LODGING for the 2017 EXPO

We recommend the hotels of the Amway Hotel Collection for your lodging needs. The EXPO books nearly all the rooms in the Amway Grand Plaza and has large room blocks at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown and the JW Marriott.

Convention room rate information for the hotels of the Amway Hotel Collection (mention group code GREAT LAKES EXPO):

  • Amway Grand Plaza (connects to DeVos Place Convention Center through an enclosed walkway): 187 Monroe Avenue NW (auto lobby entrance is on Pearl Street), Grand Rapids 49503; 800-774-1500, 616-774-2000; convention room rates are $113.00 for up to four persons. FREE SELF-PARKING in the Amway’s ramp if your room is reserved at the convention rate.  Sold out on Tuesday only
  • Courtyard by Marriott Downtown (connects to DeVos Place Convention Center through an enclosed walkway); 11 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids 49503; 877-901-6632, 616-242-6000; convention room rate is $124.00 for up to four persons. $10 per day self-parking. 
  • JW Marriott (connects to DeVos Place Convention Center through an enclosed walkway); 235 Louis Street NW, Grand Rapids 49503; 877-901-6632, 616-242-1500; convention room rate is $174.00 for up to four persons. $10 per day self-parking. 

Make reservations by phone or online: Make reservations by calling any of the above hotels directly and asking for the GREAT LAKES EXPO convention room rate. You can also use the Amway Hotel Collection’s Passkey website for the 2017 EXPO to make, modify or cancel reservations online.

  • Reservations that include Tuesday evening will require a 2 night minimum stay.
  • A $50 early departure fee will be assessed for early departures at the Amway Grand Plaza.
  • Room cancellations at the Amway Grand Plaza, Courtyard by Marriott Downtown, and JW Marriott: The hotel will charge one night’s lodging for each room canceled after November 22, 2017.

Other hotels offering 2017 convention room rates (mention group code GREAT LAKES EXPO):

  • Holiday Inn Downtown (three blocks west of DeVos Place Convention Center); 310 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids 49504, 616-235-7611; convention room rates are $120.00 for a standard double/double room and $130.00 for a feature double/double room (make reservation by November 21). FREE SELF-PARKING.
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown (two blocks east of DeVos Place Convention Center); 161 Ottawa Ave. NW; Grand Rapids 49503; 616-451-2300; convention room rate is $169.00 for one king bed STUDIO suite and $179.00 for one king bed CITY VIEW suite (make reservation by November 13). $31 per day self-parking (*subject to change).
  • Hampton Inn and Suites Grand Rapids Downtown (2 miles east of downtown area); 433 Dudley Place NE, Grand Rapids 49503; 616-456-2000; convention room rate is $149.00 for two queen beds or $149.00 for one king bed w/ sofa pullout (make reservation by November 13). $8 per day self-parking.
  • Country Inn & Suites East Beltline (4 miles east of the downtown area); 3251 Deposit Drive, Grand Rapids 49546; 800-456-4000, 616-942-7000; convention room rate for 1-2 people is $135.00 per night, $145.00 per night for 3 people, or $155.00 per night for 4 people. Room choice is one king bed w/ pull out sofa (make reservation by November 13).
  • Hampton Inn North (5 miles northwest of the downtown area); 500 Center Drive, Grand Rapids 49544; 616-647-1000; convention room rate is $159.00 for one king bed w/ sofa pullout or two queen beds (make reservation by November 13). FREE SHUTTLE to/from DeVos Place Convention Center. Reservations that include Tuesday evening will require a 2 night minimum stay. 
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Rapids North (5 miles northwest of the downtown area); 358 River Ridge Drive, Walker 49544; 616-647-4100; convention room rate is $169.00 for one king bed or $159.00 for two queen beds (make reservation by November 13). FREE SHUTTLE to/from DeVos Place Convention Center. Reservations that include Tuesday evening will require a 2 night minimum stay. 
  • Springhill Suites Grand Rapids North (5 miles northwest of the downtown area); 450 Center Drive NW, Grand Rapids 49544; 616-785-1600; convention room rate is $159.00 for one king bed w/ sofa pullout or two double beds (make reservation by November 13). FREE SHUTTLE to/from DeVos Place Convention Center. Reservations that include Tuesday evening will require a 2 night minimum stay. 
  • Drury Inn & Suites (11 miles south east of the downtown area); 5175 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512, 616-942-8511; convention room rates for 1-2 people are $112.00 per night, $122.00 per night for 3 people, or $132.00 per night for 4 people. Room choices are either 2 queen beds or rooms with 1 king bed. (make reservation by November 13).

For a complete list of area hotels, call Experience Grand Rapids at 800-678-9859 or go to its website at https://www.experiencegr.com/hotels/

IMPORTANT

It has come to our attention that a company called Event Travel Planners is inaccurately representing itself as the Great Lakes EXPO "housing vendor" and is contacting Great Lakes EXPO exhibitors and attendees, soliciting business. Specifically, they will offer to make hotel reservations for the Great Lakes EXPO on your behalf.

The Great Lakes EXPO is NOT utilizing the services of ANY housing service. Please DO NOT make your hotel reservations through Event Travel Planners or any other company offering to make you a hotel reservation. If you provide your credit card information to any of these unauthorized vendors, your card may be charged but you may not have a reservation when you arrive in Grand Rapids.

If you have any questions about the Great Lakes EXPO hotel block, please contact Andie Newcomer, Convention Services Manager at Experience Grand Rapids, at 616-233-3559 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.