Places to stay while in Grand Rapids:
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel: Many conventions and wedding receptions are held here. Located on Pearl Street. A walkway connects this hotel to several office buildings and the Van Andel Arena.
Courtyard by Marriot: Mainly a hotel used for conventions and business seminars. Closest to the Van Andel Arena.
Days Inn: Close to downtown. Can overnight here if you are passing through. Closest to Amway Grand Plaza and usually gets the people who can't get a room at the Grand Plaza for a convention held there.

Places to eat:
Z's: A pub located on Campau Avenue. Famous for serving Rose's Ribs.
TGI Friday's: Popular restaurant chain with a location on Monroe Avenue.
Cygnus: Exquisite restaurant and lounge located on the 27th and 28th floors of the Grand Plaza hotel. An express elevator sends guests to the restaurant during business hours.