THE TOWNSEND HOTEL NAMED TO TRAVEL +LEISURE WORLD'S BEST AWARDS LIST
Only Michigan hotel selected by Travel + Leisure readers in survey
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BIRMINGHAM, Mich. August 23, 2010 - Travel + Leisure readers have selected The Townsend Hotel as one of the Top 50 Large City Hotels in the Continental U.S. and Canada in the 2010 World's Best Awards survey. Ranked No. 15 on the list, The Townsend is the only hotel in Michigan to earn this distinction.
Constantly exceeding the expectations of discernable travelers, The Townsend is known for its service and accommodations for guests and business travelers alike. The hotel's European-style elegance is enhanced with state-of-the-art business and fitness centers, meeting facilities and first-rate catering services. Guests also enjoy dining at the Rugby Grille, The Townsend's award-winning restaurant, which offers sumptuous fare in an unpretentious setting.
"The Townsend has a distinguished reputation for providing our guests with exceptional service, amenities and accommodations," said Peter Wilde, managing director. "We are honored that our patrons regard us as one of the world's most elite hotels and we will continue to work to represent Detroit in a world class way."
In its hotel coverage on TravelandLeisure.com, Travel + Leisure recommends The Townsend's "spacious luxury suites with French doors and balconies overlooking downtown Birmingham," and suggests the afternoon 'Tea at the Townsend'.
For 15 years, Travel + Leisure has held the annual "World's Best Awards" in which readers vote for the best in travel accommodations around the globe. Respondents are asked to rate hotels in five categories: rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, and value. The survey methodology and complete results and are in the August issue of Travel + Leisure and featured online at www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest.
Travel + Leisure is a long-standing authority in its field with the largest, most affluent audience of any travel magazine.
Since The Townsend opened in 1988, it has received numerous awards and accolades including Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond designations as well as a perennial position on Conde Nast's "Top 100 Gold List," and Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Hotels." THE TOWNSEND HOTEL, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, is located at 100 Townsend Street in downtown Birmingham, Mich. For more information, contact the hotel at 248-642-7900 or 800-548-4172. Additional information is also available at www.townsendhotel.com.
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