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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton - Downtown Grand Rapids
433 Dudley Place NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Reservation cut-off date: September 13, 2017 or based on availability
Hotel room rate: $169.00++ 

>> Make Hotel Reservation for the Hampton <<

If you prefer to make your reservations over the phone, please call the front desk or Hilton's reservation line and reference the group code "Michigan Realtors®" or "MIR"

Front Desk: (616) 456-2000
Hilton's Reservation Line: (800) 445-8667

Parking: Please utilize the main floor parking structure. You will receive a discounted group parking rate of $8. Take the elevators to the 3rd floor lobby for check-in.

Catch up with a friend during a nice fall stroll or check your voicemail in an Uber. This hotel is about a 24 minute walk or 7 minute drive to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. 


Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Grand Rapids
11 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Check-In time: 4:00 PM
Check-Out time: 11:00 AM

Hotel room rate: $179.00++

>> Make Hotel Reservations with Courtyard <<

Online reservations only for the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Grand Rapids

Courtyard is sold out for Wednesday & Thursday 9/27-9/28

Walk to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel without even stepping foot outside! Want to learn more about the down town Grand Rapids skywalk and tunnel system? CLICK HERE for information including maps and a video tour.

Parking: 

  • On-site parking, fee: 4 USD hourly, 20 USD daily
  • Valet parking, fee: 25 USD daily
  • Off-site parking, fee: 6 USD hourly, 29 USD daily
  • Limited parking Available.

The Convention Hotel

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel 
187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Check-In time: 4:00 PM
Check-Out time: 11:00 AM

Reservation cut-off date: September 8, 2017 or based on availability
Hotel room rate: $151.00++ Standard Room Single or Double occupancy

Online / Phone Reservations

>> Make Hotel Reservations <<

Amway is sold out for Wednesday & Thursday 9/27-9/28

If you prefer to make your reservations over the phone, please use one of the reservation phone numbers listed below to access the group room rate.

Reservations Toll Free: (800) 253-3590
Reservations Local Phone: (616) 776-6450

The Amway Grand Plaza may not be able to accept reservation inquiries on certain non-group reservation phone numbers, so please use these numbers to ensure you receive our discounted rate!

Parking: 

  •  Self-parking, $10.00 per day (unlimited in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking, $29.00 per day (unlimited in/out privileges)

* Parking rates are subject to change without prior notification.

FAQ



When and where is The Convention?

Dates: Wednesday, September 27- Friday, September 29, 2017

Location: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel & DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI

The Convention gathers real estate professionals from across the state for three days of knowledge, networking and peer recognition. Attendees will receive a preview of the latest industry products and services at the Expo.


What are the registration fees?  

  • Early registration ends Friday, September 1st
  • No refunds after Tuesday, September 19.
  • Online registration closes at 5:00 PM Thursday, September 21.

Registration rates are:


Registration Category 

On or before
9/1

after 9/1
 Onsite
Full Registration - Member $210.00

$235.00

 $250
Full Registration - Non-Member  $260.00  $285.00  $300
First Time Attendee Member *

 $160.00

 $180.00  $190
1 Day Registration - Thursday, September 28 only  $155.00  $185.00  $200
Guest - not involved in the real estate industry   $90.00  $90.00  $110
Exhibitor Registrations
(once exhibitor has utilized the complimentary registrations)
 $85.00  $95.00 $105

*rates subject to verification, should registration not qualify for discounted rate the current full registration rate will be charged.


How do I secure my hotel room?

View the available hotel options by clicking the hotel link on the top of the page.


Does my spouse/guest pay the same registration fee?

That will depend. If they will be participating in all convention events or are an industry professional, yes. If they are only attending the social events and are not in the real estate industry they can attend at the guest rate of $90*.


Can I register online?

Yes! Registration for convention is only online. Click the Register button above to get started.


Can I register once I arrive at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel?

Yes, once you arrive, come to the 2nd level of the hotel where you will be welcomed by The Convention Registration Staff at The Convention Concierge Desk. There you may register for The Convention onsite and you will be given your badge holder, program and other important convention materials. Admission to ALL functions is with your name badge ONLY and WILL be monitored. Registration is required to attend any and all events. Badges are not transferable.


What does the registration fee include?

The full registration fee will include all The Convention program activities with the exception of recreational activities or some invitation only events. This includes the Welcome Reception, Expo, knowledge sessions, Grand Assembly, networking breaks, lunch in the Expo on Thursday, Happy Hour in the Expo, Realtor® Royale and many opportunities for networking. The daily registration includes only that entire day's activities, except for invitation only events. 


Is there a mobile friendly schedule?

Yes, you can view the complete schedule on any mobile device. No app download required!


Where do the events take place?

All events are held at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel or DeVos Place. Specific room locations may be found in the program book on site and on the mobile schedule.


What are the refund and cancellation policies?

Full refunds are granted if requests are received prior to September 8, 2017. There is a $40 administrative fee for cancellations on or after September 8, 2017 and before September 19, 2017. No refunds will be given after September 19, 2017


I can't come to The Convention after all. Can someone else in my office use my registration?

Transfer of registration is allowed under certain circumstance. Please contact Michigan Realtors® staff if you need to make a request for a transfer. 


What is the attire?

Enjoy The Convention in business casual attire. Remember meeting space can vary in temperature so dress in layers for optimal comfort. Pack your comfortable shoes, there is a fair amount of walking.


Who attends?

The Convention is the premier real estate education and trade show event in the state of Michigan attended by Agents, Brokers and Appraisers in the residential and commercial areas who want to advance professionally. On average, over 1,100 attend.


Where do I find online nomination forms for ROTY and RAP Awards?

Online nomination forms will be available at the end of June. Please check back for details.

For questions regarding ROTY and RAP Awards contact:

ROTY – Becky LaHaie
RAP – Theresa Gray

@ 517
. 372.8890


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