Items Tagged with 'Experience Grand Rapids'


Inside Track: A passion for sports

For 10 years, West Michigan Sports Commission president has helped region become a go-to destination for youth, amateur sports.

March 16, 2018
For Mike Guswiler, the 2018 Winter Olympics brought back memories. Read More

Experience Grand Rapids launches Beer City Brewsader app

March 12, 2018
There’s a new mobile app dedicated to the Grand Rapids beer scene. Read More

Experience Grand Rapids appoints director of events

February 26, 2018
The marketing arm for Kent County has named its new director of events. Read More

Record attendance drives hotel revenue

Rise in daily room rates, entertainment options attributed to number of hotel rooms booked.

February 16, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Kent County’s hotel revenue saw an increase of 6.8 percent in 2017. The percentage growth has not been as large as in past years, but the record revenue of nearly $211 million can be attributed to several factors. Read More

Further analysis needed for large hotel development

February 16, 2018
The Business Journal is reporting on consecutive years of hotel occupancy rate increases; the reasons for that growth were underscored in the recent GRBJ Newsmakers of the Year awards. Read More

Grand Rapids kicking off Beer Month

February 14, 2018
A month-long Grand Rapids beer festival is getting started. Read More

Lodging tax revenue sees unexpected increase

More funding will be sent to Kent County’s destination marketing organization.

December 8, 2017
An unanticipated amount of tax revenue from Kent County’s lodging excise tax will result in more funds appropriated to Experience Grand Rapids. Read More

Experience Grand Rapids rolls out bike app

September 4, 2017
Visitors to Grand Rapids now have an easier way to experience the city on two wheels. Read More

Annual Restaurant Week on tap

August 4, 2017
The lunch and dinner menus for Restaurant Week are now available online. Read More

Tourism marketer wins 30 Under 30 honor

July 26, 2017
A local marketing exec in the tourism industry has been named to a 30 Under 30 class by an international association. Read More