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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.

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Before You Arrive

The Townsend Experiences Magazine

Before you arrive, check out our Experiences Magazine to get familiar with our hotel and surrounding Birmingham area. Enjoy expert recommendations from our Chief Concierge, along with some travel tips to ensure yourself smooth travel.

In Room Dining

Dine In, Out.

Enjoy a dinner out, in your suite!

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Grown-Up Slumber Party Package

Grab a friend and enjoy an upscale sleepover!

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Business Package

Business Just Got Better

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Art Enthusiast Package

Explore the Detroit Art Scene

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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.

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Make a Statement

Professional Meeting & Event Spaces

The Townsend Hotel offers state of the art event facilities in the Detroit Metropolitan area.

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Appointed Accommodations

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.

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Located in the heart of downtown Birmingham