Welcome to Grand Rapids

A vibrant downtown without the big city hassle.

Expect a vibrant downtown between Chicago and Detroit – all the benefits of a big city with none of the hassle. If you are looking for a food experience or bespoke crafted gift, check out the things to see and do  around the city organized by our own Creatives in GR.


Use the Beer City Ale Trail map to plot your own course among our 80+ craft breweries.


Our Main Venue

Since its debut in early 2017, 20 Monroe Live is the state-of-the-art venue in Grand Rapids. A new home for live music, entertainment and special events, It includes a the Vanguard, a beautiful VIP club with the amenities of a private bar, open air patio and access to the best seats in the house.


Lodging in Grand Rapids runs the gamut from luxury hotels to budget motels. We’ve got charming bed-and-breakfast inns, convenient extended-stay suites, or live like a local with home rentals.

MWUX19 has partnered with AC Hotels Marriott to create a group block at a conference discount. Rooms can be booked via the AC Hotel website or by calling toll free to 1-877-901-6632.



MWUX19 will be conveniently located in the heart of the Downtown Grand Rapids business and entertainment district. At the crossroads of US-131 and I-96, our hotels are easily accessible and just a brief 18-minute drive from Gerald R. Ford International Airport.


The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is served by ten passenger airlines with nearly 120 daily nonstop flights to and from 23 major market destinations. Approximately 6,250 travelers pass through the airport each day with an average of 240 takeoff and landings per day. Taxis are approximately $34 one-way.


AMTRAK’s Michigan Services trains provide several convenient options for getting around the Wolverine State and beyond, linking the Grand Rapids area with many points in Michigan as well as over 450 cities and towns in the United States.

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