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As Seen In... Grand Rapids

Inside a FAM trip to this up-and-coming city

On a recent familiarization (FAM) trip as a guest of the Amway Grand Plaza as well as the JW Marriott, Special Events was invited to experience the rising destination that is Grand Rapids, Michigan. Between touring the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and the Downtown Market, relaxing in the newly renovated Celeste and Seraphina hotel spas, enjoying pickleball lessons, walking the ArtPrize festival, and feasting on the finest of food and beverages, the trip was a great insight into the city’s social scene. With beautification projects revitalizing the destination and plenty of cultural offerings all around, Grand Rapids is a hidden gem that is a worthy spot to host your next event.

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All photos courtesy Special Events staff unless otherwise noted. 

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