Friday, April 5, 2024

Keeping the Environment in Mind

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Looking for a hotel that keeps the environment in mind?

In today’s world, sustainability has become a way of life. The Kensington Hotel is committed to this way of life, which our guests can see in our housekeeping practices. From the cleaning materials we use, to our efforts in reducing water consumption and embracing recycling, our housekeeping operations are geared towards minimizing our environmental impact while maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

One of the most significant steps we have taken towards sustainability is transitioning to eco-friendly cleaning products that are not only effective in removing dirt and grime, but also gentle on the environment. These products are free from harsh chemicals and toxins, ensuring a safer and healthier environment for both our guests and staff.

In addition to eco-friendly cleaning materials, we’ve also implemented measures to reduce water consumption throughout the hotel. By installing water conservation shower heads and encouraging guests to reuse towels and linens, we’ve significantly decreased our water usage without compromising cleanliness or guest comfort. This commitment to water conservation not only benefits the environment, but also helps us lower our operating costs, and those savings are passed onto our guests.

Recycling has also become a fundamental part of our housekeeping routine. Instead of single-use plastic bottles, we provide refillable containers for toiletries and cleaning products in guest rooms. This not only reduces waste but encourages guests to adopt more sustainable habits during their stay. Additionally, we practice triple sheeting, using layers of high-quality linens that can be easily washed and reused, further minimizing our environmental footprint.

Sustainability isn’t just about the materials we use; it’s also about the effectiveness of our housekeeping practices. Our dedicated team of housekeepers undergoes regular training to ensure they’re equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. From thorough disinfection of surfaces to going the extra mile to ensure every corner of the room is spotless, our housekeeping team takes pride in their work and is committed to providing guests with a safe and comfortable environment.

Stay Sustainable at our Ann Arbor Hotel


At The Kensington Hotel, sustainability is a way of life. By fostering sustainable partnerships and collaborations with local businesses, we demonstrate our unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility and community engagement. Together, we can build a world where sustainability thrives, one partnership at a time. Call (866) 446-1329 or submit a contact form to book your stay at our Ann Arbor hotel.

Friday, March 15, 2024

March Madness & BBQ

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Need a festive place to kick off March Madness?

As March arrives, three traditions stand out above all others. The Collegiate Basketball Tournament referred to fondly as “March Madness,” spring training for baseball and all the renewed hope derived from that, and breaking the grill out from its long winter slumber. Each of these events emphasize the impending warmer weather and all the excitement it brings. You can feel the energy in spring as March moves on and we anticipate April.
 
In Relish, spring means BBQ!  We are excited to bring Grub BBQ back as an element of our dinner menu on March 21st. Chef Doug will be firing up the smoker and “queing” brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs and sausage. This will be offered to dine in or take out just in time to watch March Madness. Of course, as spring becomes summer and summer becomes fall, Grub BBQ will be there through it all. We will be offering Grub BBQ Tuesday through Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. each night.
 
Don’t forget that self-care means a little self -indulgence! We pride ourselves on the Kensington chocolate chip cookie. In honor of national chocolate chip cookie week, March 3rd – March 9th, come join us and enjoy our house-made cookies warmed in a skillet and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Enjoy All March has to Offer at an Ann Arbor Hotel!


Whether you’re looking for maximum comfort, a place to stay productive on the go, or just some delicious barbeque to go with March Madness, the Kensington has it all! Call (866) 446-1329 or submit a contact form to book your stay at our Ann Arbor hotel.

Friday, March 1, 2024

The Kensington Executive Rooms

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Looking for a hotel room with the perfect balance of luxury and focus?

Comfort is key in our Executive Rooms. These upgraded rooms offer a home-away-from-home vibe. For those that need a bit more space, guests can select Executive Rooms with a sleeper-sofa bed and balcony. 

Slip into plush robes and slippers and unwind in a serene environment designed for relaxation. Enjoy your favorite shows on our expansive flat-screen televisions, or indulge in a late-night snack with the convenience of a microwave and refrigerator at your fingertips. 

Need to focus and get work done? Our Executive Rooms provide the perfect space with a dedicated desk area and quiet surroundings, allowing you to stay productive while on the road. And for those moments of relaxation in the morning, retreat to our quiet areas and enjoy a freshly brewed espresso, or a cup of coffee on a balcony, the perfect companion to your peaceful moments of solitude. 

Did you know we also have an Executive Lounge? Accessible with your room key, our Executive Lounge has additional space to spread out and enjoy the view of our beautiful courtyard.

Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, we would like to offer a comfortable place to refocus and refresh with modern conveniences.

Upgrade your stay today and experience the difference of our Executive Rooms. Continuing to stay with us allows you to reap the benefits of the ongoing updates. Our executive rooms are always the first. 

Elevate your boutique hotel experience with our Executive Rooms, where we offer a comfortable place to refocus and refresh. 

Enjoy All March has to Offer at an Ann Arbor Hotel!


Whether you’re looking for maximum comfort, a place to stay productive on the go, or just some delicious barbeque to go with March Madness, the Kensington has it all! Call (866) 446-1329 or submit a contact form to book your stay at our Ann Arbor hotel.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

The Kensington Hosts the First Washtenaw County Celebration of Girls and Women in Sport

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Did you know that February is a time to celebrate female athletes?

The Kensington Hotel is excited to host the first Washtenaw County Celebration of Girls and Women in Sport, brought to you by the Ann Arbor Sports Commission! This event takes place on February 10, 2024 9AM - 1PM.

The Washtenaw County Celebration of Girls and Women in Sport event will host panel discussions including:

Health and Development of the Female Athlete
Learn from expert nutritionists about optimal fueling strategies for female athletes, both physically and mentally. Featuring Meagan Doughterty, Sandy Sellers, Michelle Buggs and Melanie Sulaver (Boehmer).

Sports for a Lifetime
Listen to firsthand stories, challenges, and triumphs, offering inspiration and practical advice from athletes after their formal athletic years. Featuring Eva Solomon, Grace Latz (2016 Rowing Olympian), and Jenna Trubiano (head coach, Women’s Ice Hockey at University of Michigan)

Breaking Barriers - Challenges Faced in Sport
Hear empowering stories from accomplished female athletes who have broken barriers in the world of sport. Gain valuable insights on resilience, teamwork, and pursuing dreams. Featuring Debbie Hoake, Emily Eitzman, and Maria Velat.

Parental Guidance
The Experience of Sports Participation: Insight into being a guiding force, providing the support and encouragement your athlete needs to thrive both academically and athletically. Featuring Amy Karbo, Brooke Alexander, Courtney Reid Alexander, and Blaise Fayolle.

This movement celebrates the strength, skill, and determination of girls and women in sports. Profits help support Girls Group Ann Arbor. Let’s empower the next generation of athletes together!

Celebrate Washtenaw County Diversity at a Hotel Near Ann Arbor


The Kensington Hotel is proud to celebrate diversity! Come stay at our hotel near Ann Arbor when you enjoy presentations and events about female athletes in Washtenaw County. Call (866) 446-1329 or submit a contact form to book your stay!

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Celebrate Black History Month with the Kensington Hotel!

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How are you planning on recognizing Black History Month?

This month we wanted to take time to proudly celebrate Black History Month with the heartfelt recognition that it deserves. As we honor the rich tapestry of Black history, we acknowledge the importance of fostering an inclusive environment that values the unique contributions of every individual. Our commitment to diversity extends beyond this designated month, as we strive to create a workplace and guest experience that is welcoming, respectful, and representative of all backgrounds. 

At The Kensington Hotel, diversity is not just a buzzword; it is a fundamental aspect of our identity. We believe in the power of diverse perspectives to drive innovation, creativity, and service excellence in everything we offer. We truly believe that by embracing a variety of voices and experiences, we strengthen our team and enhance the overall guest experience.

We express our gratitude to the Black leaders, trailblazers, and change makers who have played pivotal roles in shaping history. Their contributions inspire us to continue advocating for equality and justice, both within our organization and in the broader community. As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we continually strive to create opportunities for growth and advancement for all members of our team. Through mentorship programs, training initiatives, and open dialogue, we aim to empower our valued team members to reach their full potential. 

This Black History Month, we encourage everyone to take a moment to learn, reflect, and celebrate the diversity that makes our world vibrant and dynamic. Let us stand together in fostering an inclusive environment where every voice is heard, every story is valued, and every person is treated with dignity and respect.

With a toast of champagne, The Kensington Hotel invites you to Eat. Stay. Play.

-Lindsay Randolph, Director of Sales and Marketing

Celebrate Washtenaw County Diversity at a Hotel Near Ann Arbor


The Kensington Hotel is proud to celebrate diversity! Come stay at our hotel near Ann Arbor when you enjoy presentations and events about Black History Month. Call (866) 446-1329 or submit a contact form to book your stay!

Monday, January 15, 2024

Make Your Wedding Plan Easy at the Kensington

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Are you exhausted by the idea of coordinating several different wedding services?

Elevate your wedding into a comprehensive, all-encompassing affair at our Ann Arbor wedding venue. Our experienced event planners can help you seamlessly host your ceremony and orchestrate your reception, meaning you can say goodbye to the stress of hiring and coordinating a dozen different companies. And the cherry on top, we can help you book hotel rooms for you and your guests.

Our wedding facilities and services include:

  • Over 10,000 square feet of space to host your ceremony and reception.
  • Professional event planning and catering staff.
  • Customized menu planning.

Celebrate Your Happily Ever After at an Ann Arbor Wedding Venue


To take the first step towards tying the knot, call (866) 553-0434 or submit a request for proposal here. We can’t wait to help you design your perfect day!

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

The Kensington Hotel as Your Wedding Venue

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Have you been searching for your dream wedding venue?

The Kensington Hotel can help you embark on an enchanting journey towards your happily ever after, where each moment is a brushstroke on the canvas of your love story. Our Ann Arbor wedding venue can transform your dreams into reality, curating a wedding experience that is uniquely yours.

Your marriage deserves an exceptional beginning. Let us help craft your unforgettable story, tailored to your unique style and needs. Every detail, every element, and every moment will be flawlessly orchestrated, ensuring your special day is a masterpiece.

Recreate Your Dreams at an Ann Arbor Wedding Venue


To take the first step towards tying the knot, call (866) 553-0434 or submit a request for proposal here. We can’t wait to help you design your perfect day!

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