The Townsend Hotel Adds New Management to Catering Team

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The Townsend Hotel Adds New Management to Catering Team

 

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – Sept. 9, 2015 – The Townsend Hotel, a AAA 4-Diamond, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star and Travel + Leisure 500-rated luxury property known for its exceptional service and amenities, today announced the addition of two new managers to its catering sales team – Maria Finateri as corporate catering sales manager, and Annie Whalen as catering sales event service manager.  The announcement was made by Steven Kalczynski, The Townsend’s managing director.

 

“The Townsend Hotel enjoys a hard-earned reputation as one of the best places in the area for hosting special events, both business and personal, and that takes the behind-the-scenes work of some highly specialized service industry leaders like Maria and Annie,” said Kalczynski.  “They embody the passion for excellence and commitment to service that is paramount to The Townsend guest experience.”

 

As corporate catering sales manager, Finateri – […]

The Townsend Hotel’s Rugby Grille Welcomes New Chef de Cuisine

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The Townsend Hotel’s Rugby Grille Welcomes New Chef de Cuisine

Award-Winning Fine Dining Restaurant Adds Michigan Native Culinarian to Team

 

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – August 25, 2015 – The Townsend Hotel, a AAA 4-Diamond, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star and Travel + Leisure 500-rated luxury property known for its exceptional service and amenities, today announced the addition of Damian Yopek to its team in the role of Rugby Grille chef de cuisine.  The Rugby Grille is the luxury property’s award-winning fine-dining restaurant.  The announcement was made by Steven Kalczynski, The Townsend’s managing director.

 

As chef de cuisine, Yopek will be responsible for working closely with The Townsend Hotel’s executive chef on the Rugby Grille’s menu concepts and development, as well as ensuring consistent quality in the daily preparation of all menu items.  The Rugby Grille is the only Forbes Travel Guide “recommended” restaurant in all of Michigan, and also received 2015 […]

Travel + Leisure 500: The World’s Best Hotels

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A questionnaire developed by the editors of Travel + Leisure, in association with ROI Research Inc., was made available to Travel + Leisure readers at TLWorldsBest.com. Readers were invited to participate through Travel + Leisure magazine (January, February, and March issues), and online at TravelandLeisure.com. To protect the integrity of the data, respondents were screened by Travel + Leisure and responses from any identified travel-industry professionals who completed the survey were eliminated from the final tally. The survey website, TLWorldsBest.com, was maintained, monitored, and kept secure by ROI Research Inc., which collected and tabulated the responses and kept them confidential.

 

The scores are indexed averages of responses concerning applicable characteristics. Respondents were asked to rate hotels on rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, and value, as well as optional characteristics (for business, for families), though these ratings were not included in the final score. For each characteristic, respondents were asked to rate a candidate […]

Townsend’s top chef boils down cooking basics

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By Tiffany Esshaki
June 17, 2015

BIRMINGHAM — If the only one shouting advertisement acclaim for your cooking is your smoke detector, don’t worry — the Townsend Hotel has you covered.

For the first time, the hotel’s famed Rugby Grille will open its kitchen doors to visitors for a special cooking instruction series. Participants will get the chance to learn tips of the cuisine trade from Rugby’s executive chef, Drew Sayes, who’s earned countless awards in the culinary industry. “Drew is always kind of big on giving back and promoting his knowledge to other people in regards to cooking,” said Townsend Hotel’s food and beverage director, Jared Chorney. “Some people are intimidated by cooking certain items, so (Sayes) offered to open up the kitchen for people to come in and learn some basic skills they can translate in their own home kitchen.” Chorney said the cooking class will be different in that students […]

Business Matters-Downtown Publications: Hotel Honors for Townsend

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By Katie Deska
Business Matters

 

Hotel Honors for Townsend
06/02/2015 – The Townsend Hotel, located at 100 Townsend Street,
in Birmingham, was recently named one of the 500 best hotels in the
world by Travel + Leisure. The Townsend is the only Detroit-area
hotel on the magazine’s “T+L 500” list. The 500 distinguished
properties were chosen by a reader survey that evaluated
rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value.
Business Matters for the Birmingham – Bloomfield area are reported

 

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