• 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.

JW Marriott Nashville recently announced an exclusive partnership with American bootmaker Lucchese. The hotel, which is scheduled to open in July, says the partnership will give guests the opportunity to explore Music City in luxurious style.

"Partnering with JW Marriott Nashville is a natural way to immerse visitors into the spirit of the city," says Lucchese President Doug Kindy.

 

Luxury guest ranch C Lazy U Ranch recently won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the third year in a row and simultaneously announced the appointment of Certified Level II Sommelier Elise Blann. Blann will work closely with Executive Chef Dennis Kaniger at C Lazy U to select the perfect wine for each meal. The dining program specializes in regional ranch cuisine, such as Rocky mountain trout, rosemary rack of lamb and aged western beef.

 

Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center recently announced the addition of Director of Food & Beverage Saddiq Mir and Executive Chef Fabian Ludwig to its culinary team. The resort destination is set to open in late 2018 and will feature a wide variety of F&B options, including a steakhouse, a sports grill, a sushi bar, a cocktail lounge and multiple coffee and quick bite spots.