Lodging for the 2016  North American Berry Conference & Great Lakes Expo

Click here for the most up-to-date lodging information from the Great Lakes Expo website. 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.  The NARBA/NASGA opening reception on Dec. 4 and the sessions on Monday, Dec. 5 will be held in the Amway Grand Plaza. These three hotels in the Amway Hotel Collection are all connected to the Convention Center, where our Tuesday sessions and the rest of the Expo will be held. 

Convention room rate information for the hotels of the Amway Hotel Collection (mention group code GREAT LAKES EXPO):. Note that these hotels may be filled; rooms may open up around November 9, the early cancellation deadline. 

  • 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; 800-253-3590, 616-774-2000; convention room rates are $118.00 for up to four persons.FREE SELF-PARKING in the Amway’s ramp if your room is reserved at the convention rate.
  • 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 $122.00 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 $168.00 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 2016 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 9, 2016.

Other hotels offering 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 $116.00 for a standard double/double room and $126.00 for a feature double/double room (make reservation by November 22). 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 $159.00 for one kind bed suite and $169.00 for one king bed CITY VIEW suite (make reservation by November 12). $25 per day self-parking.
  • 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 $134.00 for two queen beds or $139.00 for one king bed or one king bed w/ sofa pullout (make reservation by November 15). $8 per day self-parking. To book online, select reservation dates between 12/5-12/8 and enter Group Code “FVE” for discounted rates.
  • Country Inn & Suites East Beltline (4 miles east of the downtown area); 3251 Deposit Drive, Grand Rapids 49546; 616-942-7000; convention room rate is $135.00 for one king bed w/ pull out sofa (make reservation by November 7). To book online, click “more search options”, and in the text box that says “Enter Code or ID” type “GLEXPO” to get discounted rate.
  • Hampton Inn North (5 miles northwest of the downtown area); 500 Center Drive, Grand Rapids 49544; 616-647-1000; convention room rate is $149.00 for one king bed w/ sofa pullout or two queen beds (make reservation by November 14). 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 $120.00 for one king bed or $130.00 for two queen beds (make reservation by November 12). 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 $149.00 for one king bed w/ sofa pullout or two double beds (make reservation by No vember 14). FREE SHUTTLEto/from DeVos Place Convention Center. Reservations that include Tuesday evening will require a 2 night minimum stay.
  • Comfort Suites Grand Rapids North (7 miles north of the downtown area); 350 Dodge Street, Comstock Park 49321, 616-785-7899; convention room rates are $109.00 for king bed suites or two queen bed suites (make reservation by November 14).

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

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