BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – May 11, 2016 – The Townsend Hotel – a AAA Four-Diamond, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star and Travel + Leisure 500-rated luxury property known for its exceptional service and amenities – today is unveiling plans for the final phase of its ongoing modern luxury makeover, which began in 2012.
On May 13, 2016, The Townsend Hotel will bid farewell to its long-running local nightlife hot spot, The Corner. The 2,000-square-foot space will be redesigned for use as an intimate group dining and private meeting room, available by reservation, allowing The Townsend’s award-winning restaurant, Rugby Grille, to service more group and private meeting dining experiences.
The addition of The Rugby Grille’s 20-seat outdoor dining patio in 2012 kicked-off The Townsend’s property-wide renovation effort. In 2013, The Rugby Grille dining room underwent a six-week rejuvenation process, during which the fine-dining restaurant received a revitalized interior, seating, lighting, fixtures, beer taps, china and artwork.
The following year, The Townsend embarked on its two-year (2014-2016) initiative to refresh all 150 of its luxury guestrooms, including the extensive remodelling of its nine penthouses and specialty suites. Additionally, the in-room technology received an upgrade, with new 40” LG televisions, Vtech telephones, Bose radios, CUBIE tabletop power sources, Sonifi in-room entertainment systems and a wireless bedside controller by Evolve, which manages the room’s lighting and heating/cooling systems. Also, new in-room amenities including Frette luxury linens, and a new program featuring Fresh brand products such as Seaberry shampoo and conditioner, Citron de Vigne soap and Hesperides body lotion have been introduced in all guestrooms.
“The Townsend Hotel is known for its classic European-inspired elegance...but we are committed to ensuring that classic doesn’t mean dated,” said Kalczynski. “We want our guests to experience timeless style in service expectations, married with a modern luxury decor.”
In 2015 and 2016, all of The Townsend’s meeting facilities and public areas also were renovated.
The Townsend Hotel’s renovations were led by well-known interior design industry veteran, the late Daniel E. Clancy, ASID, of Frankin, Mich.-based Perlmutter-Freiwald, Inc., and Victor Saroki, FAIA, founder and president of Saroki Architecture in Birmingham, Mich.
About The Townsend Hotel
Opened in 1988, The Townsend Hotel is AAA Four-Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star boutique luxury property located in downtown Birmingham, Mich. The Townsend, known for its exceptional service and amenities including the Rugby Grille, Afternoon Tea at The Townsend and a variety of bakery, banquet and catering services, also is a winner of 2015 industry readers’ choice surveys including Travel + Leisure 500: The World’s Best Hotels and Condé Nast Traveler ‘s Top 15 Hotels in the Midwest. For more information, visit www.townsendhotel.com or contact The Townsend Hotel at 800.548.4172.