Items Tagged with 'Experience Grand Rapids'


Experience GR keeps eye on future

Organization is responsible for 10th straight year of convention/conference growth.

August 2, 2019
If you need short-term gratification in order to thrive at work, don’t go into destination marketing. Read More

Making a multimillion-dollar impact on the home front

July 19, 2019
We owe 5 million thanks to 10 members of our community this month. Read More

Restaurant Week GR reveals menus

July 16, 2019
More than 70 local restaurants are participating in the upcoming Restaurant Week GR. Read More

Experience Grand Rapids named Destination Partner of the Year

June 3, 2019
Experience Grand Rapids has been given an award by a global firm in the meetings industry. Read More

Downtown welcomes new Hotel District

Rebranding of 3 square blocks designed to catch attention of meeting and convention planners.

May 31, 2019
Grand Rapids leaders have carved out 3 square blocks downtown as the designated Hotel District. Read More

Change Ups: Manier recognized as '15 Over 50'

May 24, 2019
Mary Manier, director of sales at Experience Grand Rapids, was selected as one of Connect Association’s inaugural 15 Over 50. The distinction recognizes event professionals who have spent their career moving the meetings industry forward. Read More

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