The Townsend Hotel Earns Place on U.S. News & World Report's List of the Best Hotels in Michigan
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. - Feb. 5, 2013 - The Townsend Hotel has received recognition as one of the 2013 Best Hotels in Michigan by U.S. News & World Report. The 2013 Best Hotels rankings are available online at http://travel.usnews.com/ .
The 2013 Best Hotels are calculated based on the aggregate opinion of travel experts and guests expressed through awards, recommendations and ratings.
"The Townsend Hotel team works very hard to ensure that each and every guest has a memorable experience at our property, for all of the right reasons," said Steven Kalczynski, managing director of The Townsend Hotel. "It's always rewarding to receive confirmation, through recognitions like this ranking, that our efforts are hitting the mark."
To create this year's rankings, U.S. News factored in the prominence of industry awards a hotel receives along with its reputation among travel experts and guests. In total, 1,639 U.S. luxury hotels and 273 Caribbean hotels were analyzed for the 2013 rankings. Only a fraction of these scored high enough to be named Best Hotels by U.S. News.
"This is our third year ranking hotels, and the bar continues to climb for luxury properties," said Chad Smolinski, Vice President of Rankings and Reviews at U.S. News & World Report. "Desirable amenities and hotel loyalty programs will no longer suffice. People are seeking hotels that go above and beyond to give their guests an unforgettable experience. Hotels that consistently meet the high expectations of experts and travelers are recognized in our rankings."
The U.S. News rankings of the 2013 Best Hotels can be found online at: http://travel.usnews.com/Hotels.
Opened in 1988, The Townsend Hotel, celebrating its Silver Anniversary in 2013, is a AAA 4-Diamond luxury property located in downtown Birmingham, Mich. Travel + Leisure magazine ranks The Townsend among its, "World's Best Hotels," and the property also was recently named as a 2012 "best in the world" Midwest hotel by readers of Condé Nast Traveler. A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, The Townsend is known for its exceptional service and amenities, including the Rugby Grille, The Corner Bar, Afternoon Tea at The Townsend and a variety of bakery, banquet and catering services. For more information, visit www.townsendhotel.com.
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