Items Tagged with 'Experience Grand Rapids'


Hotels earn record revenue

Leisure travel, convention and sports group attendance, healthy economy among reasons cited for increase.

February 8, 2019
Kent County hotels hosted a record-breaking number of people for the ninth consecutive year. Read More

Beer Month GR is on tap

February 4, 2019
Beer City’s local brewers are emptying the cellars for a month of celebrating craft beer and food. Read More

$140 million hotel would tip scales

Community leaders stress another convention-style hotel downtown would help GR compete for bigger conventions.

January 18, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) An underutilized section of the DeVos Place building may be the future home to a 26-story, 400-room hotel that could cost upward of $140 million. Read More

Forum stresses urgency of greener events in West Michigan

Experience GR, city leaders say creating a ‘sustainable events culture’ will draw more convention revenue.

January 4, 2019
A recent panel of leaders said fostering a safe, accessible and eco-friendly downtown should be top priority if Grand Rapids wants to grow its convention revenue. Read More

Hotel occupancy rates continue gradual rise

Experience GR credits downtown skywalk, more nonstop flights for increasing percentage in Kent County.

November 9, 2018
The hotel occupancy rate in Kent County has been increasing slowly in recent years. Read More

Businesses kicking off Cocktail Week GR

November 5, 2018
A celebration of local craft spirits is coming back to Grand Rapids. Read More

GRPS rolling out hospitality and tourism academy

October 16, 2018
Grand Rapids Public Schools and several industry partners have developed a new academy focused on hospitality and tourism. Read More

Bigger cities challenge Grand Rapids’ convention market

Experience GR CEO says Gerald R. Ford Airport improvements help promote city.

July 20, 2018
Conventions have contributed to the Grand Rapids economy year-round, but competition from nearby cities continues to be a challenge. Read More

Restaurant Week GR serving up specials

July 18, 2018
More than 70 restaurants are ready to participate in Restaurant Week GR. Read More

ArtPrize shift causes marketing disruption

Experience Grand Rapids to adjust strategy with art organization’s debut of Project 1 in 2019.

June 29, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids will have to change its marketing strategy thanks to the new biennial ArtPrize structure. Read More