Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition

June 12-15, 2017

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

DeVos Place Convention Center

Hotel & Travel Information

Message to Attendees

SAE International has made every effort to secure the best possible nightly, group room rate for you at this event. That rate results from a negotiated overall package of event needs such as sleeping rooms, meeting room space, and other requirements. Contracts with the venues include obligations for SAE to meet or exceed its minimum sleeping room block guarantee. Please help SAE International avoid financial penalties by booking your hotel reservation requirements at the designated host hotel and through the reservation process created by SAE International. SAE International appreciates your support and understanding of this important matter.

ALERT - ROOM RESERVATIONS: SAE International does not use a housing bureau or third-party agency for hotel accommodations or any other travel arrangements. Any claims by any company stating otherwise are not true. Please be sure you are booking directly through the links on this page or directly with a specific property.

Hotel Information

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

Hotel Reservation Form

Room Rate: $150+
Room Block Expires: May 5, 2017
Hotel Reservation Link

Hotel Check In/Check Out

Check in time is 4:00 pm
Check out time is 11:00 am


Hotel Parking
$24 per night for self-parking
$29 per night for valet parking

Devos Place (Convention Center) Parking*

Driving Directions and Transportation

Amway Grand Plaza
187 Monroe NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 774 - 2000

The Amway Grand Plaza is conveniently located in the heart of the downtown Grand Rapids' business and entertainment district. At the crossroads of both US-131 and I-196, the hotel is easily accessible and just a brief 18-minute drive from Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The preferred airport for Amway Grand Plaza is Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Gerald R. Ford Intl.)

Get Driving Directions via Google Maps

Downtown Grand Rapids is highly walkable and the hub of West Michigan's transportation system. Regional highway, bus and bicycle routes converge in Downtown and provide ready access to the urban core for both commuters and visitors. Google Maps helps with directions.

Transportation Options

vehicles Ground Transportation
Car Rental
Rental car agencies are located at the far end of the airport's east ticketing wing. Rental car ready & return spaces are located within walking distance of the terminal building.

Avis Rent-A-Car800-230-4898
Budget Rent-A-Car800-527-0700
Hertz Rent-A-Car800-654-3131
National Car Rental800-227-7368

Metro City Taxi 616-827-6500
Fare to downtown Grand Rapids is approximately $32 (U.S.).

Hotel Restaurants/Lounges

  • The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck - Made-from-scratch comfort fare meets authentic global classics in the kitchen of the world’s first celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck.
  • The Kitchen Counter by Wolfgang Puck - Quick and delicious, The Kitchen Counter serves freshly baked and made-to-order breakfast and lunch items with ingredients to nourish and delight
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House - Right inside the Amway Grand Plaza, Ruth’s Chris Steak House serves only the best steaks.
  • Cygnus27 - High atop the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Cygnus 27 transports you to a rhythmic environment among the stars.
  • GP Sports - Catch the latest sports action along with top-notch burgers, pizzas and specialty drinks at this colorful and casual restaurant
  • Lumber Baron Bar - Lumber Baron Bar lets you settle into the warmth and charm of an historic bar
  • Garden Court Lounge - Relax at the Garden Court Lounge for breakfast in the morning, or for a glass of beer, wine, or that favorite cocktail in the evening
  • Starbucks - Specialty coffees, including Reserve blends, sandwiches, desserts and more!

Things to Do and See in Grand Rapids

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Gold Sponsors
  • Saint-Gobain logo

Silver Sponsors
  • Crystal Instruments

Bronze Sponsors
  • 3m
  • FEV

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