THE TOWNSEND HOTEL NAMED TO TRAVEL +LEISURE WORLD'S TOP 500:
2011 WORLD'S BEST AWARDS LIST
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BIRMINGHAM, Mich. March 21, 2011 - Travel + Leisure readers have again selected The Townsend Hotel as one of the Top 500 Hotels in the World. The Townsend Hotel ranked No. 187 in the top 200 hotels in the world and ranked No. 43 in Large City Hotels in the Continental U.S. and Canada in the 2011 World's Best Awards survey.
Constantly exceeding the expectations of discernible travelers, The Townsend Hotel is known for its service and accommodations for guests. 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.
"We are honored that our patrons continually 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," said Peter Wilde, managing director.
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 are 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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