• 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.

    <p>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.</p>

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.

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.

 

The Fields, the Midwest's first luxury glamping experience, will be opening in South Haven on June 15, with reservations available seven days a week through the last weekend of October. The 30-acre property is located 3.5 miles from the beaches of Lake Michigan and will hasve 10 rooms that can each accommodate two adults. 

 

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) met with the Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) on March 13 to announce good news for the local economy and present awards to several honorees throughout the Greater Lansing area.