Travel Suggestions

Geral R. Ford International Airport (GRR)

You will fly into Gerald R. Ford international airport (GRR). Please share your arrival times with us so that we can provide hotel transportation.

Please note that the airport is approximately 30 minutes (13 miles/21 Km) from the downtown of the city of Grand Rapids.

The Amway Grand Plaza


RCE delegates will be staying at the Amway.

You are welcome to make reservations online by visiting the dedicated booking website for your event at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ConferenceoftheAmericas. No special code will be required if booking through this site. (Please note the group rate cannot be booked through the hotel’s standard website.)

Attendees are also welcome to book by calling our Reservations department at 800.253.3590 and asking for “Conference of the Americas.”


Currency Exchange

There is a Fifth Third Bank conveniently located one block from the Amway Grand Plaza where you will be able to exchange currency, as well as withdraw US Dollars from an ATM.


Looking for an affordable way to get around town? SpokeFly is Grand Rapids' newest bike sharing option.

Check out the video to learn more, or visit their website here:  spokefly.com/gr

Experience GR

General admission guests may make their own hotel accommodations. Experience GR will provide many suggestions for downtown hotels, bed & breakfasts.

If you like AirBnB, stay close to the river or near public transportation.



All of our event & conference venues are within walking distance to each other.

Conference venues are a 12 minute walk from the hotel.

The Rapid

For public transportation you can ride The Rapid bus system. Bike rentals are available with West Michigan.



Wednesday excursion packages are $100 and available at RCE Grand Rapids


Michigan's infamous weather can be unpredictable.

What to bring:
-Expect hot days & high humidity
-Dress is business casual
-Comfortable shoes