• AAA Four Diamond Hotels and Restaurants Recognized During Michigan’s Tourism Conference

     
    POSTED April 4, 2018
     

    This concierge floor room at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second largest city, features views of the Grand River and the downtown campus of Grand Valley State University.

AAA Michigan presented its Four Diamond Awards at a luncheon on March 28 during the 2018 Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

The event, this year at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids, is a tradition at the tourism gathering.

Eighteen hotels and five restaurants earned Four Diamond honors this year.

Hotel winners, with the year they first earned the awards, are:

  • Firekeepers Casino (2015), Battle Creek
  • The Townsend Hotel (1988), Birmingham
  • The Dearborn Inn, (2003), Dearborn
  • The Henry, Autograph Collection (1989), Dearborn
  • Greektown Casino Hotel (2016), Detroit
  • MGM Grand Detroit (2008), Detroit
  • MotorCity Casino Hotel (2009), Detroit
  • The Westin Book Cadillac (2010), Detroit
  • Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (1985), Grand Rapids
  • JW Marriott Grand Rapids (2007), Grand Rapids
  • Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites (2012), Kalamazoo
  • Grand Hotel (1994), Mackinac Island
  • The H Hotel (2013), Midland
  • Four Winds Casino Hotel (2017), New Buffalo
  • The Inn at St. John’s (2011), Plymouth
  • Royal Park Hotel (2006), Rochester
  • Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport (2003), Romulus
  • Hotel Walloon (2016), Walloon Lake

Restaurant honorees, with the year they first earned the awards, are:

  • Rugby Grille (2001), Townsend Hotel, Birmingham
  • Iridescence Restaurant (2001), MotorCity Casino, Detroit
  • Café Cortina (2003), Farmington Hills
  • Cygnus 27 (2004), Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids
  • Marais (2014), Grosse Pointe

Congratulations to the winners.

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In Motown, the Metro Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau released its third in-your-face YouTube video exploring the city’s vibrant dining scene.

Three Eats in The D videos were posted this spring and run about four to eight minutes long. They feature sports bars, fancy hotspots, trendy stops and pizza traditions. Each YouTube page offers a list of all the eateries featured in each show.