TOWNSEND HOTEL NAMED TO DETROIT FREE PRESS TOP WORKPLACES LIST
Honor based on strong results from employee survey
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BIRMINGHAM, Mich. Oct. 18, 2009 - The Detroit Free Press has honored The Townsend Hotel with a spot on its Top Workplaces list for 2009. The list recognizes the best businesses in southeast Michigan based on feedback from an employee survey covering workplace management, working conditions, company direction and other criteria.
"We are honored to receive this recognition from the Free Press, and even more pleased our employees recognize the great work we do," said Peter Wilde, managing director of The Townsend. "The employees at the Townsend are family and we work together to provide not only a great customer experience, but a place where our employees can grow personally and professionally."
The 20-question survey was filled out by all Townsend Hotel employees. Winning companies are honored in the October 18 edition of the Detroit Free Press. The Townsend has also been honored this year with a Mobil Four Star recognition and holds a perennial place on Conde Nast's "Top 100 Gold List" and Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Hotels."
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's Rugby Grille has been recognized by Zagat's Restaurant Guide as one of the top 10 restaurants in the United States. In 2009, Hour Media - Magazine recognized the Townsend as the "Best Special Event Venue" and the "Best Hotel". 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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