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Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites in Kalamazoo Awarded “Renovation of the Year” by Choice Hotels International

Kalamazoo, MI – Following the conclusion of Choice Hotels International’s 68th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV, the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites of Kalamazoo, MI proudly announces that it has been awarded the Renovation of the Year accolade. This award recognizes the hotel’s extensive renovation efforts, including revamped guest rooms, modernized meeting & event spaces, and a revitalized lobby and social areas. 

Situated in the heart of Downtown Kalamazoo and locally owned and operated by  Greenleaf Hospitality Group, the Radisson stands as a premier upscale, full-service hotel featuring 340 guest rooms. Notably, this achievement highlights the dedication of the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites to elevate the hospitality experience for travelers in Southwest Michigan.

Enhanced Meeting & Event Spaces
The lower-level meeting & event spaces, including the popular wedding and convention venue, The Kalamazoo Room, have undergone a modern makeover. With 50,000 sqft of flexible meeting space, the Radisson offers an elevated experience for recurring conference attendees and attracts new organizations and businesses to the Kalamazoo region.

Reimagined Guest Rooms
The newly renovated guest rooms exude a serene ambiance, complemented by sleek, minimalist furnishings that optimize space and functionality. Additionally, guests can enjoy enhanced in-room entertainment options, reflecting the hotel’s commitment to integrating technology seamlessly into the guest experience.

Reenergized Social Spaces
Social areas across the lower level, lobby, and second floor feature an inviting atmosphere designed to promote relaxation and collaboration. These thoughtfully curated spaces offer guests practical areas to work, socialize, and unwind.

“Our team is proud to showcase the updates and continue to see the impact our renovated spaces have on travel to our region,” says Craig Davies, General Manager of the Radisson Plaza Hotel.

To book a guest room or inquire about hosting your next event at the Radisson, please visit

Media Kit
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Radisson Plaza Hotel offers an unmatched choice in world-class hospitality with 340 guest rooms and suites, outstanding amenities that include a heated indoor pool at the Kalamazoo Athletic Club, Blush Salon + Spa, and on-site restaurants like local favorite – Brick + Brine. Radisson Plaza Hotel is locally owned and operated by Greenleaf Hospitality Group. 

Greenleaf Hospitality Group (GHG) is comprised of the Radisson Plaza Hotel, Wings Event Center, Wings West, the Kalamazoo Country Club, and several outlets located in each. GHG aims to make a positive impact on the greater Kalamazoo community by providing premier establishments for dining, hospitality, sports, and entertainment. For more information, visit   


About Choice Hotels®
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the largest lodging franchisors in the world. The challenger in upscale and a leader in midscale and extended stay, Choice® has over 7,500 hotels, representing more than 630,000 rooms, in 46 countries and territories. A diverse portfolio of 22 brands that range from full-service upper upscale properties to midscale, extended stay, and economy enables Choice® to meet travelers’ needs in more places and for more occasions while driving more value for franchise owners and shareholders. The award-winning Choice Privileges® rewards program and co-brand credit card options provide members with a fast and easy way to earn reward nights and personalized perks. For more information, visit


Kalamazoo’s 2022-23 ‘Cause Game’ lineup & execution takes home National award over NFL, NBA and others.

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, announced Thursday that the team has won the National Sports Forum’s (NSF) 2024 SAMMY Award.

The NSF SAMMY (Sales Advertising Marketing Management Idea of the Year) Award recognizes the year’s most outstanding idea regarding the overall objective, action, and results.

Kalamazoo took home the award via its ‘GEM IDEA,’ leaning on its DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) efforts from the 2022-23 season specific to Autism Awareness, Hockey Fights Cancer, Rainbow Ice, Coats for Floats, and Pink Ice. The K-Wings beat out the Cleveland Browns (NFL). Sacramento Kings (NBA), two major marketing firms that created Super Bowl ads for Staples and PetSmart and the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).

This is the first award the Kalamazoo Wings have earned outside of the ECHL,” said Toni Will, Kalamazoo Wings general manager and governor. “It affirms the hard work and dedication put into our DEI efforts every hockey season. This award represents the makeup of our staff and players and the Kalamazoo Community. I couldn’t be more proud.”

A superior judging panel, consisting of sports industry professionals from the pro and collegiate teams in San Diego, CA reviewed all of the SAMMY submissions and narrowed them down to the six best ideas of the year.

After securing the nomination last Fall, the K-Wings presented with the five other finalists at the 2024 National Sports Forum in Pittsburgh, PA, last week.

About the SAMMY Award
The NSF SAMMY was developed to give recognition to organizations that came up with a stellar and prestigious idea that all other organizations industry could learn and benefit from, and want to take it back to their organization. Finalists were chosen based on how well teams executed their ideas. Each of the six finalists gave an eight-minute presentation for a special SAMMY Award finalists session at the 2024 National Sports Forum in Pittsburgh, PA, February 26th – 28th, where NSF Attendees determined the winner.

About the Kalamazoo Wings
The Kalamazoo Wings are a professional hockey team located in southwest Michigan that has been a staple in the Kalamazoo, MI professional sports landscape since 1974. The K-Wings compete in the ECHL and are the AA affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks and the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Canucks. Kalamazoo plays their 36 regular season home games at Wings Event Center from October through April.

Buy $25, Get $5 Holiday Gift Cards!


Give the gift of hospitality, sports, dining & entertainment right here in Kalamazoo!

Now through December 24, 2023, when you buy a $25 gift card at a participating GHG location, we’ll gift you a $5 gift card for FREE!

Greenleaf Hospitality Group gift cards are honored at the following locations:

Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill (Downtown & Wings West), Brick and Brine, The Morning Dish, Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites at Kalamazoo Center, Blush Salon + Spa, Kalamazoo Athletic Club, RIO Gift Shop, Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo Wings, and Wings West
Offer runs until Christmas Eve (12/24) at all participating Greenleaf Hospitality Group outlets. This gift card deal is only valid for in-person purchases and not applicable to e-gift card purchases.

Out of town or looking for a great last-minute gift? Purchase an E-Gift Card!

Skip the lines and the shipping times in the days leading up to the holidays by purchasing a Greenleaf Hospitality Group egift card. You can even schedule your egift to be delivered digitally on your date of choice!

Greenleaf Hospitality Group E-Gift Cards

Discounts or promotions are not valid on e-gift card purchases.
Terms and conditions apply to all gift GHG cards – for more details please visit

Introducing the Kalamazoo Event & Athletic Performance Center


Welcome to Kalamazoo, a vibrant city of arts, history, and a strong culture of sports and entertainment. Situated halfway between Detroit and Chicago, it’s the perfect location for regional and national events of all calibers.

The Kalamazoo Event & Athletic Performance Center will be an integral part of the vibrant downtown Kalamazoo area. Equipped with dedicated practice ice and ample flat floor space, this venue offers versatility and convenience for hosting any event.


NHL-Sized Ice Rink | Basketball Court | Concerts & Conventions

Rendering of new downtown event center showing building with large glass windows along a city street


Both professional & collegiate teams are poised to call the Kalamazoo Event & Athletic Performance Center home.

Western Michigan University Hockey and Men’s & Women’s Basketball

ECHL Kalamazoo Wings Hockey Team

Rendering of new downtown event center showing building with large glass windows and a bronco horse logo


Overhead map of the layout of the new downtown event center showing ice sheets, basketball courts, event space, and parking

Looking to learn more about the new Kalamazoo Event & Athletic Performance Center?

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Brick and Brine – Now Open!

Kalamazoo, MI (January 20, 2022) – Brick and Brine, located on the lobby level of the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites in Downtown Kalamazoo is now open to the public. Reservations are available through


Locally owned and operated by Greenleaf Hospitality Group, Brick and Brine features New American fare, unique and handcrafted cocktails, an extensive wine list, and indulgent desserts.


Brick and Brine aims to not only be top-of-mind for date nights, gatherings with friends, and company celebrations, but a go-to spot for a casual Happy Hour – offering half-off bar food and various drink specials like $5 Brick + Brine Classic Cocktails from  4-5:30pm on weekdays. A full list of Happy Hour features can be found here.


Limited seating remains for opening weekend at Brick and Brine, but reservations are available for the following week and beyond.

Brick and Brine is open Tuesday through Thursday from 4 – 10pm and Friday & Saturday from 4pm – 11pm.


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Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites Begins Multimillion-Dollar Renovation

Centrally-Located Kalamazoo Hotel Introduces Transformed
Guest Rooms, Social Spaces, and Restaurant

Kalamazoo, MI (September 8, 2021) – Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites of Kalamazoo, MI recently launched a yearlong multimillion-dollar renovation project. Several spaces throughout the hotel will undergo a complete overhaul of look and feel, including but not limited to, the lobby and atrium, meeting and event spaces, guest rooms, guest floor corridors, and a new restaurant. Design elements will observe Radisson Hotel Americas’ brand pillars: balanced, natural, and delightful.

Centrally located in Downtown Kalamazoo and locally owned and operated by Greenleaf Hospitality Group, the Radisson is an upscale, full-service hotel that is dedicated to enhancing the guest experience. The essence of the new hotel spaces will be Scandinavian at heart, enabling guests to find more harmony in their travel experience and enjoy a positive and well-balanced environment.

Guest Rooms

The 338 Radisson guest rooms will strike the perfect balance between form and function. Each room will host a more intentional design – from materials used to layout of the space – with tasteful clean lines and attractive natural material. Muted tones will create a calming ambiance while sleek, minimalistic furniture provides more room without loss of functionality. Bathrooms will be designed to offer sanctuary and relaxation, featuring a rainfall walk-in shower and accent lighting. Updates will also include new in-room technology and entertainment as well as a mobile check-in experience.

Social Spaces

Social spaces on the lower level, lobby, and second level will feature an open, welcoming, and naturally calming ambiance with a style based on clean lines, soft textures, and contemporary materials. Practical spaces to work, socialize, and relax will contribute to a harmonious flow for visiting guests.

On-Site Dining

Brick and Brine, set to open in January 2022, will host three private event spaces, main dining room seating, and bar and lounge seating. The open-air concept, complete with sliding glass walls, will be the first of its kind in Downtown Kalamazoo. Brick and Brine will feature an intentionally forged experience speaking to both local and visiting guests’ desire for authentic conversation, savory dishes, and exceptional service.

“I’m thrilled with this next wave of investment that will update our look and feel for hotel and conference guests alike. The elevation of our spaces, in-room technology, and guest check-in process aligns with providing an unsurpassed hospitality experience, one we’re confident that guests will quickly take notice of,” said Chief Executive Officer, Tim Rayman.

The Radisson renovation is scheduled to be complete by the end of Summer 2022. Updates will be executed in a tiered approach so as to not affect guests’ current experience. To stay up-to-date on the latest developments, visit


Radisson Plaza Hotel offers an unmatched choice in world-class hospitality with 330+ guest rooms and suites, outstanding amenities that include a heated indoor pool, on-site dining, the Kalamazoo Athletic Club, and Blush, a full-service salon and spa. Radisson Plaza Hotel is locally owned and operated by Greenleaf Hospitality Group. Greenleaf Hospitality Group (GHG) is comprised of Radisson Plaza Hotel, Wings Event Center, Wings West and several outlets located in each. GHG aims to make a positive impact on the greater Kalamazoo community by providing premier establishments of dining, hospitality, and entertainment.


Greenleaf Hospitality Group Announces Increased Minimum Wage and Job Fair

Kalamazoo, MI (June 23, 2021) – Kalamazoo-based leader in hospitality, Greenleaf Hospitality Group (GHG), introduces a new starting minimum wage and is scheduled to host a job fair next week. 

The job fair will be held on Monday, June 28th in downtown Kalamazoo at the Radisson Plaza Hotel’s Arcadia Ballroom from 10am – 2pm. The newly raised minimum wage of $7 for tipped employees and $14 for non-tipped employees will be in effect for all open positions. Computers will be available for individuals to apply and onsite interviews taking place.

GHG comprises 14 locally owned and operated businesses, all of which will be represented at the job fair. These businesses include: Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites, Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo Wings, Old Burdick’s Bar and Grill, and Wings West. A variety of positions are available including servers, cooks, housekeeping, security, maintenance, and more. 

“Increasing the starting minimum wage is an important investment into our culture at GHG. First and foremost for the wellness of our employees, but also for the long-term health and success of the business. We look forward to continuing to foster a talent-driven culture as we build our teams.” said CEO Tim Rayman.

To learn more about Greenleaf Hospitality Group and career opportunities, please visit


Media Contact: Sarah Olszowy 




Greenleaf Hospitality Group consists of three properties and multiple outlets, including: Radisson Plaza Hotel, Wings Event Center, Wings West, Old Burdick’s Bar and Grill, Old Burdick’s Bar and Grill at Wings West, The Morning Dish, Webster’s Prime, Blush Salon and Spa, Kalamazoo Athletic Club, Rio: Regionally Inspired Goods, and Starbucks (inside the Radisson). GHG aims to make a positive impact on the greater Kalamazoo community by providing premier establishments of dining, hospitality, and entertainment.

Zazios Last Day of Service – Nov. 14, 2020

With a new year approaching, we’re excited to announce a new restaurant concept will be following suit!
Our Zazios team has spent the past 16 years making memories, celebrating, and most importantly, learning how we can best serve you – and we’ve loved every minute of it! While it is always sad to close one chapter, we are passionate about taking our experiences with you over the years and applying it to a brand new restaurant with a brand new concept in the year 2021.
Zazios, located on the Lobby Level of Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites, will have our final day of service on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Our team will be temporarily shifting upstairs to continue collaboration with Webster’s Prime beginning November 17, 2020.
To ensure we continue to serve you, our local and traveling guests, Webster’s Prime will be featuring a steak, seafood, and grill focused menu. You will continue to see some Zazios favorites still available on the menu!
In the meantime, we invite you to dine with us at Zazios through November 14th to commemorate the many great years. Each week until closing, we are offering a unique tasting menu featuring Zazios classics and guest favorites. View this week’s $39 tasting menu at
During the development of the new restaurant concept and this transition, we will be keeping three priorities top of mind:
  • Guest Feedback: We listened to your feedback, we’re continuing to listen to your feedback, and it’s about time we use it in a big way!
  • Consistency: Both Webster’s Prime and Zazios share a common core value – consistency in offering a world class dining experience – and we promise to keep that top of mind.
  • Communication: There’s been a lot of change in 2020, and it can be hard to keep up. We are dedicated to keeping you in the know of what’s currently being offered, and what’s on the horizon.
We look forward to celebrating our last chapter as Zazios, and beginning a new one with you in the new restaurant during the Summer of 2021. Cheers!
– Your Zazios Team

West Michigan’s Best & Brightest 2020 – Elite Winner

We’re excited to announce that Greenleaf Hospitality Group (GHG) was once again awarded 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For award for West Michigan 2020!

GHG received specific recognition as the Best of the Best Large Companies highlighting our commitment to Responsible Business, volunteer/community work, and our PTO policy (donation & enhancement).

Congratulations everyone who contributed to this success and thank you to our amazing teams for striving to find a better way every day!



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