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

2014 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 SOLD OUT (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 SOLD OUT Tuesday 12/9 (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 SOLD OUT (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. Room rate is $106 for rooms with two double beds or $116 for rooms with two double beds, microwave and refrigerator (make reservation by November 25, 2014). Call 616-235-7611 to make reservation. Mention group code: Fruit & Vege
  • Riverfront Hotel (3 miles north of downtown Grand Rapids); 270 Ann Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. Room rate is $79 for rooms with a king bed or rooms with two double beds (make reservation by December 3, 2014). Call 616-363-9001 to make reservation. Mention group code: Fruit & Vege. The hotel will also offer a FREE shuttle to/from DeVos Place Convention Center, so please make mention when you call to make your reservation if you plan to ride the shuttle.
  • Best Western Hospitality Hotel & Suites (11 miles southeast of downtown Grand Rapids); 5500 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512. Room rate is $79 (make reservation by November 19, 2014). Call 616-949-8400 to make reservation. Mention group code: Fruit & Vege
  • Country Inn & Suites East (4 miles southeast of downtown Grand Rapids); 3251 Deposit Dr., Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Room rate is $129.99 for rooms with a king bed or two queen beds (make reservation by November 14, 2014). Guest rooms include a complimentary hot buffet breakfast, free wireless internet and microwave and fridge. Call 616-942-7000 to make reservation. Mention group code: Fruit & Vege
  • Hampton Inn North (5 miles northwest of downtown Grand Rapids); 500 Center Dr., Grand Rapids, MI 49544. Room rate is $139 for rooms with a king bed or two double beds (make reservation by November 7, 2014). Guest rooms include a complimentary hot breakfast, parking, internet. Call 616-647-1000 to make reservation. Mention group code: Fruit & Vege
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Rapids North (5 miles northwest of downtown Grand Rapids); 358 River Ridge Dr., Walker, MI 49544. Room rate is $115 for rooms with a king bed or two queen beds (make reservation by ?). Guest rooms include a complimentary hot breakfast, parking and internet. Call 616-647-4100 to make reservation. Mention group code: Fruit & Vege
  • Comfort Suites Grand Rapids North (7 miles north of the downtown area); 350 Dodge St., Comstock Park, MI 49321. Room rate is $94.95 for a king bed and $89.99 for two queen beds (make reservation by November 16, 2014). Mention group code Fruit & Vege. Call 616-785-7899 to make reservation. Mention group code: Fruit & Vege

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