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Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe NW Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503


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Grand Rapids is pulling out all the stops to assure an incredible conference experience for all attendees.  From dining options to events, tours and shopping attendees can see all that Grand Rapids has to offer during their stay.  Click here to see all you can do in Grand Rapids.

Air Service to Grand Rapids: 

Grand Rapids provides easy accessibility and convenience. The Gerald R. Ford International Airport, was ranked as the #1 Airport in North America *by size by Airports Council International in 2015, serving five major airlines and offers 120+ daily nonstop flights.

National and regional airlines that fly to Grand Rapids are:
· Southwest
· Allegiant
· American Airlines
· Delta
· United

Whether coming from near or far, you can get to and from Grand Rapids on nonstop flights from over 20 major market destinations:
Chicago - O'Hare
Chicago - Midway
Dallas/Fort Worth
Fort Myers
Fort Lauderdale
Las Vegas
Minneapolis/St. Paul
New York - La Guardia
New York - Newark
Orlando International
Orlando - Sanford
Punta Gorda
St. Petersburg/Clearwater
Tampa International
Washington, DC - Dulles
Washington, DC - DCA

Driving from out of state to Grand Rapids:



Driving to Grand Rapids is an easy trip from anywhere in the upper Midwest. Located at the intersections of I-96, I-196 and US-131, you have easy access to the city from north, east, south and west. Distance to major population areas:
Chicago: 175 miles
Indianapolis: 290 miles
Milwaukee: 264 miles
St. Louis: 442 miles

Directions from Gerald R. Ford International Airport to Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Get on I-96 W in Forest Hills from Patterson Ave SE and M-11 E

1. Head east on John J Oostema Blvd SE
2. Make a U-turn (0.6 mi/950 m)
3. Slight right toward Patterson Ave SE (0.1 mi/220 m)
4. Turn right onto Patterson Ave SE (1.9 mi)
5. Turn right onto M-11 E (0.8 mi)
6. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left to merge onto I-96 W toward Gd Rapids/Muskegon (0.5 mi)

Follow I-96 W and I-196 W to Ottawa Ave NW in Grand Rapids. Take exit 77C from I-196 W

7. Merge onto I-96 W (5.4 mi)
8. Keep left at the fork to continue on I-196 W, follow signs for Downtown Gd Rapids/Holland/G R Ford Fwy (3.4 mi)
9. Take exit 77C for Ottawa Avenue toward Downtown (0.3 mi)
10. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Michigan St E and merge onto Ottawa Ave NW (499 ft)


Follow Ottawa Ave NW to Pearl St NW

11. Use the right lane to merge onto Ottawa Ave NW (0.2 mi)
12. Continue straight to stay on Ottawa Ave NW (315 ft)
13. Turn right onto Pearl St NW (0.2 mi)

Destination will be on the right

Car Rental from the Gerald R. Ford Airport

These rental car agencies' counters are located on the first level of the parking garage. Look for the rental car return lane as you approach the parking garage.

Avis                         800-230-4898
Budget                    800-527-0700
Enterprise               800-736-8222
Hertz                       800-654-3131
National/Alamo       800-227-7368

For more information about transportation options from the Gerald R. Ford Airport, please use the link below:


Amtrak provides daily rail service between Chicago and Grand Rapids.

Take Century Ave SW to Bartlett St SW
Head north on Century Ave SW toward Goodrich St SW
Continue onto Ellsworth Ave SW
Continue straight onto Bartlett St SW
Continue on Market Ave SW
Sharp right onto Market Ave SW
Turn left to merge onto US-131 N toward Cadillac
Take exit 85 B for Pearl St toward Downtown
Turn right onto Pearl St NW


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