Sometimes a well-planned event just needs a jaw-dropping venue to complete a planner’s vision. Luckily for professionals in the metro Detroit area, another level of sophistication and style has hit Birmingham with the opening of the Daxton Hotel this year. The latest property from Aparium Hotel Group is moody and stylish with a design-forward attitude in every room, both public and private.
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Michael Cerrie was recently named the Executive Chef for Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel.
1. What are you looking forward to most in your new role?
Ken Hayward has spent nearly his entire career serving at one hotel. But when you start your career at one of the most iconic and historic hotels in Michigan— even the nation—it’s hard to see yourself anywhere else. Hayward, executive vice president and managing director of Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, was recently named Hotelier of the Year by Historic Hotels of America. This honor comes decades after Hayward was given an unexpected opportunity.