Experience the Extraordinary
Located in the heart of the walkable upscale community of Birmingham, Michigan, and just 20 miles from downtown Detroit, The Townsend Hotel is known for its exceptional service and amenities, including the award-winning upscale contemporary restaurant, Rugby Grille, Afternoon Tea, The Townsend Bakery and a variety of world-class banquet, catering, and wedding services.
Opened in 1988, The Townsend Hotel is AAA Four-Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star boutique luxury property with 150 guestrooms, including nine penthouses and specialty suites. Since opening, The Townsend has been the proud recipient of a variety of travel and hospitality industry publication and traveler survey accolades, including Travel + Leisure’s (T+L) Best Hotel in Michigan and T+L 500: The World’s Best Hotels, as well as Condé Nast Traveler‘s Top 15 Hotels in the Midwest and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.
Our COVID-19 Plan
The well-being of our employees, guests and community remains The Townsend’s highest priority. As we closely monitor and adhere to changes in government policy, The Townsend has enhanced our health and safety precautions to comply with the recommendations and guidelines set by the CDC, WHO and the Michigan and Oakland County Departments of Health. We will continue to elevate our standards as best practices evolve.
Tempt Your Palate
The Rugby Grille
The Rugby Grille is a world-class, Forbes recommended restaurant that offers an array of delectable appetizers, entrees and tempting desserts in a classic setting that makes for an exclusive, yet personal, dining experience.
Luxury awaits you in each of our exquisitely adorned guest rooms and suites with an array of options, fine furnishings, extravagant fabrics and elegant appointments.
Located in the heart of downtown Birmingham
Located in Downtown Detroit, TCF Center is a large convention center that hosts a variety of events, including industry conferences and cultural exhibitions. Make sure to check out what’s on the schedule during your visit.
Originally opened in 1925, this beautiful venue is a piece of Detroit history. The Fillmore Detroit is located in the heart of the entertainment district and hosts a variety of musical acts and more.
One of the city’s most iconic theaters, this magnificent venue hosts award-winning Broadway musicals, interactive stage shows, world-famous performers, and everything in between.
Located in the heart of the city, the historic Gem Theatre is a beautiful, ornate setting for presentations, special events, weddings, and more.
Opened in 1928, this historic venue is located in Downtown Detroit and hosts a variety of theatrical performances, as well as private events.
This beautiful outdoor amphitheater is situated 40 miles northwest of Detroit. Surrounded by lush forests and sparkling lakes, the venue hosts tours and festivals and can accommodate just over 15,000 people.
Located in Sterling Heights, Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre is a large-scale outdoor venue that hosts some of the biggest performers in the world. The venue is located about 25 miles north of Downtown Detroit.
Royal Oak Music Theatre is a historic venue located about 15 miles northwest of Downtown Detroit. The venue boasts a star-studded schedule of musicians, comedians, and much more.
The state’s premier opera company, Michigan Opera Theatre performs at Detroit Opera House. Catch one of the exquisite productions at this downtown venue and enrich your stay.
Home of the Detroit Pistons of the NBA and the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL, Little Caesars Arena is a modern venue that seats up to 22,000 people. It also hosts world-famous musicians, comedians, and more.
Home of the NFL’s Detroit Lions, this 65,000-capacity stadium is located right in the heart of Downtown. Check the schedule and try to catch a football game during your stay!
Conveniently located in Downtown Detroit, Comerica Park is the perfect place to catch a ballgame while in town. Watch the Detroit Tigers in action and root for the home team!
This charming, walkable area is dotted with boutiques, art galleries, specialty shops, and dining venues. You’ll also have 240 acres of parks to explore.
Located just next to Birmingham, The Somerset Collection is an upscale mall that houses over 180 vendors, including designer boutiques, casual brands, tech stores, food stalls, and everything in between.
About 15 miles northwest of Birmingham, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets features outlet stores from some of the most popular brands, including Forever 21, Coach, Kate Spade, Bass Pro Shops, and more.
An hour’s drive northwest from Birmingham, Birch Run Premium Outlets is a popular shopping destination. Here you’ll find outlet stores from Adidas, American Eagle, Levi’s, and more.
Conveniently located between Birmingham and Detroit, the popular Detroit Zoo is visited by 1.5 million guests per year. The zoo is home to more than 2,400 animals from 235 different species.
This celebrated cultural center is located just north of Birmingham. Here you’ll find thousands of works of contemporary art, artifacts, design, architecture, and craft.
Browse the fresh bounty of local Michigan growers at the Birmingham Farmers Market. Grab the best produce, meat, dairy, artisan goods, flowers, and foods for your stay.
Beautifully set right on the Detroit River, in the Rivertown Warehouse District, this 5,000-seat amphitheater regularly hosts the big names in pop and jazz.
Just a 15-minute drive north of Birmingham, The HUB Stadium is a fun-filled place to enjoy football bowling, axe throwing, golf simulators, tasty drinks, and delicious food.
The lovely Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center hosts regular exhibits, classes, events, and more. If you’re interested in the city’s creative community, this is a must-visit.