Snow Princess Tea

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Snow Princess Tea

On Saturday, November 30th from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.the Townsend Hotel

will be hosting a Snow Princess Tea.

Sing, dance and play in a very royal way!

The event is $25 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity.

Reservations are required by calling

The Townsend’s Tea Director, Laura Klein at 248.647.2196.

Pay It Forward Community Service – 25th Anniversary

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As part of its ongoing Silver Anniversary celebration, The Townsend Hotel is hosting a second random-drawing entry contest designed to acknowledge and reward local community volunteers. The Townsend, in an effort to recognize and thank its patrons and the community for supporting the property for the last 25 years, and in honor of all of great volunteer work done by so many area residents, is inviting anyone eligible to participate in its “Pay it Forward” volunteer recognition contest.

Eligible contestants will be entered in a random drawing to win a gift certificate for one of several Townsend Hotel experience prizes. Dubbed the “Pay it Forward” Contest, winning entrants may choose to either enjoy the prizes themselves as a “thank you” for their volunteer efforts, or pay it forward by donating the prize back to the non-profit organization for which they volunteer (to be used at a future fundraising event).

Pay It Forward Community Service

Kimberly Esch – Catering Sales Manager

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Catering Sales Manager, Kimberly EschKimberly Esch, corporate catering sales manager for The Townsend Hotel, didn’t exactly arrive to her new role in June 2013 via the “traditional path,” but that’s precisely what makes her so qualified.

Esch grew up on a farm, which she says taught her the value of hard work, dedication and selflessness – characteristics that are key to success in the hospitality industry.  Additionally, Esch didn’t decide to attend college to study hotel administration and hospitality management until the age of 25.  “Within a month of receiving my acceptance letter from University of Nevada Las Vegas, I packed up my life and moved across country,” said Esch.  “I was so excited to be in the city that represents the ‘best of the best’ of what the hospitality industry has to offer.”

At The Townsend, Esch is responsible for establishing new relationships among the area’s business community to further grow the property’s corporate catering clientele.  Prior to joining The Townsend, Esch served as the off-premise catering sales manager for Epoch Events Catering in Novi, Mich.  Prior to that, she worked in Las Vegas as the special events operations manager for TAO Group, and before that as the special events sales manager at B&B Hospitality Group, the joint venture of Chef Mario Batali and Winemaker Joe Bastianich.

Esch, who takes great pride in providing clients the highest level of quality and service, also dedicates her time and resources to several non-profit organizations. She serves as a committee member for The Charles A. Main M.D. Pediatric Cancer Survivor Scholarship Fund of Beaumont Children’s Hospital, and also as an annual teammate for several cancer research fundraising events.