Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO
Michigan Greenhouse Growers EXPO

Location and Lodging

Where: The 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.  Telephone: 616-742-8001 (during convention hours).  Some of the special events will be held in the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Grand Rapids offers many interesting attractions, as well as many dining and shopping opportunities.

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Lodging:  We recommend the one of the hotels in the Amway Hotel Collection for your lodging needs:

  • Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (connects to DeVos Place Convention Center through an enclosed walkway): 187 Monroe Avenue NW (auto lobby entrance is on Pearl Street), Grand Rapids, MI 49503, 800-253-3590, 616-774-2000; room rates are $114 for single or double, $124 for three persons and $134 for four persons (rates guaranteed until the EXPO’s room block is filled). These are excellent rates and include free self-parking in the Amway’s ramp (as long as your room is reserved at the convention rate).
  • Courtyard by Marriott Downtown (connects to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel through an enclosed walkway); 11 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids 49503, 877-901-6632, 616-242-6000; room rates are $104 for single or double, $114 for three persons and $124 for four persons (rates guaranteed until the EXPO’s room block is filled).
  • JW Marriott (across the street from the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel); 235 Louis Street NW, Grand Rapids 49503, 877-901-6632, 616-242-1500; room rate is $124 for up to four persons (rates guaranteed until the EXPO’s room block is filled).

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

Room cancellation and two-night stay policies: The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel will charge one night’s lodging for each room cancelled after November 16, 2013. Tuesday night always has the largest demand for rooms. To maximize rooms available for attendees planning an extended stay, the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and Courtyard by Marriott Downtown will require a minimum two-night stay for reservations that include Tuesday evening, December 10.

Other hotels offering convention room rates:

  • Holiday Inn Downtown (about two blocks west of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel); 310 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids 49504, 616-235-7611, room rate is $103 for a single or double and $113 for three or four people. If staying Tuesday evening, December 10, a minimum two-night stay is required (make reservation by November 26).
  • Riverfront Hotel (3 miles north of the downtown area); 270 Ann Street NW, Grand Rapids 49504, 616-363-9001, room rate is $92 for a king bed and $99 for two double beds (make reservation by November 8).
  • Comfort Suites Comstock Park (7 miles north of the downtown area); 350 Dodge St, Comstock Park 49321, 616-785-7899, room rate is $82 for a king bed and $87 for two queen beds (make reservation by November 23).
  • Holiday Inn Express Grand Rapids Airport (11 miles southeast of downtown Grand Rapids); 5401 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids 49546, 616-940-8100, room rate is $89 (make reservation by November 17).
  • Best Western Hospitality Hotel & Suites (11 miles southeast of downtown Grand Rapids); 5500 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids 49512, 616-949-8400, room rate is $62 (make reservation by November 30).

For a complete list of area hotels: call the Grand Rapids Convention Bureau at 800-678-9859 or go to the Experience Grand Rapids website.

December
9-11, 2014

Sponsored by
Michigan State
Horticultural Society

and
Michigan
Vegetable Council

in cooperation with
Michigan State
University Extension
Sponsored by
Metropolitan Detroit
Flower Growers Association

and
Western Michigan
Greenhouse Association

in cooperation with
Michigan State
University Extension