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The Townsend Hotel Review: This hotel strives to make guests feel at home---that is, if you are English aristocracy and your home is a country estate. It's located in the hip city of Birmingham, adjacent to Detroit, within walking distance to fine dining, boutique shopping and eclectic entertainment. A Les Clef d'Or Senior Concierge and little touches such as Egyptian cotton sheets and L'Occitane and Bvlgari bath products make this a standout among local lodgings. Suites and penthouses make up the accommodation here. Traditional décor is complemented with tasteful cream and yellow tones. Amenities and furnishings range from terry robes, slippers and fresh-cut flowers to four-poster beds and fireplaces. Executive Suites have private boardroom tables, while the Shain Park and Birmingham Penthouses have full gourmet kitchens. The 2,200-square-foot Townsend Suite apartment features two king-bedded rooms with private baths; it's perfect for relocating families, if money is no object. On-site services include a spacious fitness center, The Townsend Bakery and a 24-hour concierge. The hip The Corner bar showcases stainless steel, mosaics and beveled glass. Function rooms can accommodate both corporate and social functions.