Noise and Vibration Conference & Exhibition

June 10-13, 2019 │ Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Hotel Information

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

187 Monroe NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 USA

Driving directions and transportation


Transportation Options

Ground Transportation
Car Rental:
Rental car agencies are located at the far end of the airport's east ticketing wing. Rental car ready and return spaces are located within walking distance of the terminal building.
Avis Rent-A-Car—800-230-4898
Budget Rent-A-Car —800-527-0700
Hertz Rent-A-Car—800-654-3131
National Car Rental—800-227-7368

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

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.
  • Cygnus 27—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!

Alert: Room reservations

SAE International and our housing partners do not solicit hotel room reservations via telephone, email, or fax. 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.

Message to attendees

The success of SAE Noise and Vibration Conference & Exhibition depends on registrants and exhibitors using the contracted hotel to offset the sizable cost of producing the meeting. In general, hotels require groups to fill at minimum 90% of the contracted number of hotel rooms at their property. If we do not meet that minimum, we are required to pay for that empty room at the standing nightly hotel rate. This is called an attrition fee. Unfilled rooms can cost the meeting thousands of dollars. Not only do these financial penalties hurt the current year’s conference, but the future meetings cannot negotiate as beneficial a hotel contract. In both cases, the registration fee is then under pressure to increase.

What if we don’t contract for sleeping rooms? Attendees will pay more to stay at the conference hotel. The hotel will not hold a block of rooms for attendees, which may leave some people quite a distance from the conference venue.

Please support the meeting and SAE International by staying at the contracted hotels.