dbusiness News: The Townsend Hotel Earns 2016 Forbes Four Star Rating

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Birmingham’s The Townsend Hotel has earned a Four-Star award for the fourth consecutive year from Forbes Travel Guide.

The Townsend, known for its exceptional service and amenities, is one of only two Michigan hotels to receive the 2016 Four-Star Rating, and will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

According to Forbes Travel Guide, only properties that meet its hospitality standards — the most stringent in the industry — achieve a Five Star, Four Star or Recommended rating. Forbes Travel Guide’s professional inspectors check into every property it regularly rates, evaluating more than 500 criteria to determine a Star Rating.

“To continually receive recognition from the travel industry’s most respected authorities, like Forbes Travel Guide, is always an honor for the entire Townsend team,” says Steven Kalczynski, The Townsend Hotel’s managing director.  “Our goal is to provide gracious, thoughtful and personalized service to every guest that walks through our […]

Midwest Meetings: The Townsend Hotel Again Named Four-Star Property by Forbes Travel Guide

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Forbes Travel Guide recently unveiled its annual Star Rating list, once again naming Birmingham, Mich.’s The Townsend Hotel a Four-Star property for the fourth consecutive year.  The Townsend, known for its exceptional service and amenities, is one of only two Michigan hotels to receive the 2016 Four-Star Rating, and will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

According to Forbes Travel Guide, only properties that meet its hospitality standards – the most stringent in the industry – achieve a Five Star, Four Star or Recommended rating.  Forbes Travel Guide’s professional inspectors check into every property it regularly rates, evaluating more than 500 criteria to determine a Star Rating.

“To continually receive recognition from the travel industry’s most respected authorities, like Forbes Travel Guide, is always an honor for the entire Townsend team,” said Steven Kalczynski, The Townsend Hotel’s managing director.  “Our goal is to provide gracious, thoughtful and personalized service to every […]

THE TOWNSEND HOTEL AGAIN NAMED FOUR-STAR PROPERTY BY FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE IN OFFICIAL 2016 STAR RATING ANNOUNCEMENT

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THE TOWNSEND HOTEL AGAIN NAMED FOUR-STAR PROPERTY BY

FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE IN OFFICIAL 2016 STAR RATING ANNOUNCEMENT

Luxury Hotel Receives Prestigious Rating for Fourth Consecutive Year

 

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – March 3, 2016 – Forbes Travel Guide recently unveiled its annual Star Rating list, once again naming Birmingham, Mich.’s The Townsend Hotel a Four-Star property for the fourth consecutive year.  The Townsend, known for its exceptional service and amenities, is one of only two Michigan hotels to receive the 2016 Four-Star Rating, and will be showcased with all of the Star Rating recipients on ForbesTravelGuide.com.

 

According to Forbes Travel Guide, only properties that meet its hospitality standards – the most stringent in the industry – achieve a Five Star, Four Star or Recommended rating.  Forbes Travel Guide’s professional inspectors check into every property it regularly rates, evaluating more than 500 criteria to determine a Star Rating.

 

“To continually receive recognition from the travel […]

The Detroit News: At home with chef Todd Sabo

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The Detroit News: At home with chef Todd Sabo

In 1986, while attending Aquinas High School in Southgate, Todd Sabo went over to his friend Joe’s house to study for a biology test.

“Joe’s family owned an Italian bakery and they all lived together in the same house. The grandma insisted I stay for dinner. So I sat down to a full meal that to me was a feast, an endless parade of food that included salad, pasta, fish and meat. It was the first time I had my eyes open to food,” said Sabo, today the executive chef of the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.

That experience ultimately led the chef, during the summer of his junior year, to get a job as a breakfast busboy at the Dearborn Inn. “I worked there for two years while still in school, mostly on weekends, and eventually became a fine dining server at the hotel’s […]