About Grand Rapids
Get ready to be wowed - Grand Rapids never fails to surprise visitors with the huge variety of things to see and do here:
World-renowned art, museums and historic sites for cultural vacationers. World-class golf, recreation and beaches for nature lovers. Incredible farm-to-table restaurants for foodies and wholesome "playcation" fun for families. It's all topped off by the most vibrant downtown between Chicago and Cleveland - all the benefits of a big city with none of the hassle. Mark your calendars now to attend ASRI 2019 and find out what make Grand Rapids a Cool City!
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Discover historic charm and modern comforts at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton - the official host hotel of the ASRI Annual Meeting. Nestled downtown by the Grand River for nearly a century, the hotel boasts original iron and woodwork, English Adams architecture, and a 29-story glass tower. Guest rooms feature complimentary WiFi, a 42-inch HDTV and laptop-sized safe. Choose from five styles of suites – varied amenities include a dining area, full kitchen, marble shower and downtown or Grand River views.
The Amway Grand Plaza is perfectly situated for exploring downtown. The Grand River is just behind our historic hotel, a great spot for salmon fishing. Take our skywalk to DeVos Place Convention Center for a conference, or to Van Andel Arena for concerts and Griffins hockey games. Walk a block to DeVos Performance Hall.
Visit the Gerald R. Ford Museum to learn about the 38th US President, raised in Grand Rapids. The Children’s Museum has hands-on exhibits and Open Paint events, and the Public Museum, a former flour mill, holds a planetarium and 1920s carousel. Explore the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Seasonal events downtown include ice skating, LaughFest, a summer concert series and ArtPrize, one of the largest art competitions in the world.
Foodies will enjoy a wealth of restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Heading out for the night? A dueling-piano bar, live jazz club, and arcade lounge are all nearby. Grand Rapids is well known for its craft breweries, and the hotel is walkable to several downtown. The city even offers craft beer tours.
American Society for Reproductive Immunology Annual meeting
The 39th Annual Meeting of the
American Society for Reproductive Immunology
JUNE 12-15, 2019
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - Grand Rapids, Michigan
Things to DoGrand Rapids has been named one of America’s Super Cool Cities (Expedia, 2017), 1 of 52 Places to Go Worldwide (New York Times, 2016), the #1 U.S. Place to Visit (Groupon, 2015) and America’s #1 Travel Destination (Lonely Planet, 2014). It’s jam-packed with fun things to do and see after the meeting ends – including world-class art, beer, dining, nightlife and the incomparable delights of Lake Michigan beaches.
The newly renovated Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids is the best in North America, according to an Airports Council International ranking for airports serving 2-5 million passengers annually. Air service includes 120+ nonstop flights a day to 20+ popular destinations. Downtown Grand Rapids is just a 15-minute ride away and is within a day’s drive of half the U.S. population. Chicago is three hours away by car and Detroit is a two-and-a-half-hour trip. Grand Rapids is also accessible by Amtrak, with connections throughout Michigan and the Midwest.