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Zagat Survey: Detroit

Executive Travel

October 27, 1994

The following reviews are excerpted from Zagat Surveys, a series of regional dining and lodging guides based on extensive ratings and reviews contributed by local restaurant-goers and frequent travelers. Ratings for rooms, service, dining and public facilities are based on a numerical scale: 0-9, poor to fair; 10-19, good to very good; 20-25, very good to excellent; 26-30, extraordinary to perfect. Estimated cost is for a double room for one night.

Zagat suggests business travelers consider these lodging establishments.

Best-Value Hotels

DEARBORN INN MARRIOTT 20301 Oakwood Blvd.; (800) 228-9290 An expensive restoration has spruced up this 1930s resort across from the Henry Ford Museum in Greenfield Village. Historic and classy as well as quiet and comfortable. Rooms: 20 Service: 21 Dining: 20 Facilities: 21 Cost: $127

HYATT REGENCY DEARBORN Fairlane Town Center; (800) 233-1234 Located in a shopping mall, this hotel is up to the usual Hyatt standards and also has good meeting space. Popular for meetings and trade shows. Rooms: 19 Service: 19 Dining: 18 Facilities: 19 Cost: $134

RADISSON PLAZA HOTEL 1500 Town Center, Southfield; (800) 333-3333 A solid, efficient business hotel in a nice suburban location. It earns marks for its proximity to outstanding restaurants and many Fortune 500 companies. Rooms: 20 Service: 18 Dining: 17 Facilities: 17 Cost: $113

Top-Rated Hotels

RITZ-CARLTON DEARBORN 300 Town Center Drive; (800) 241-3333 This luxury hotel is known for pampering its guests. Located next to the Fairlane Plaza Shopping Center and five minutes from historic Greenfield Village, this is the place people go when they are looking for something a cut above other area hotels. Rooms: 24 Service: 23 Dining: 23 Facilities: 24 Cost: $162

TOWNSEND HOTEL 100 Townsend St., Birmingham; (800) 548-4172 This charming suites-only hotel in the suburbs has an English-countryside feel to it. Afternoon tea is served in the lobby. Known for excellent value and pleasant service. Rooms: 24 Service: 23 Dining: 21 Facilities: 22 Cost: $152

For more information or to participate in future surveys, call (800) 333-3421. Copyright 1993, Eugene H. Zagat Jr. and Nina S. Zagat.

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