DEARBORN, MI. —The Henry, an Autograph Collection hotel, was recognized for exemplary performance during the recent Marriott International Global Full-Service Brands General Managers Conference. The conference included participation from all full-service Marriott International brands including The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Renaissance, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, EDITION and Autograph Collection.
The Henry, located in Dearborn, Michigan, received two awards, including Global Hotel of the Year as well as an award for Staff Service Customer Excellence. Tom Conran of Greenwood Hospitality Group accepted the award from Kip Vreeland, vice president for Autograph Collection on behalf of the ownership entity and the property team.
Hospitality design, procurement and branding firm GETTYS worked on the project.
"As the executive design firm from concept to completion, the team at GETTYS is delighted that one of our projects has been recognized as one of the Global Hotels of the Year among the Marriott International family of brands," GETTYS Chairman and CEO Roger Hill said in a statement. "Our work with the owner and operator was a collaborative team effort and we congratulate all of our team members and the development teams for creating a truly spectacular hotel with The Henry."
GETTYS infused classical elegance with modern vitality, elevating the art of hospitality in Dearborn. The Henry re-invents the experience of fine art, excellent service and comfortable luxury in a distinctive and grand environment. The striking design casts a variety of dynamic elements with suffused global charisma.
"Autograph Collection takes an innovative approach to identifying independent hotels according to unique guest experiences," Autograph Collection Vice President Kip Vreeland said in a statement. "We are thrilled that GETTYS' design of The Henry has exemplified the passion behind Autograph Collection brand."
With the property situated near downtown Detroit, the hotel takes its name from all the great Henrys of Michigan and has the Henry Ford Attraction and Ford Motor World Headquarters nearby.
The design team was led by Michael Maurer, principal in charge and Ben Nicholas, design director at GETTYS Chicago office who worked closely with the owners, Greenwood Hospitality and the Marriott brand to create this definitive Autograph Collection property.