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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 radissonkzoo.com/accomodations/renovation.

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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 joingreenleaf.com.

 

Media Contact: Sarah Olszowy 

Email: solszowy@ghgkz.com

 

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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 https://bit.ly/3dKz9DE.
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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ECHL CANCELS REMAINDER OF 2019-20 SEASON

March 14, 2020

ECHL CANCELS REMAINDER OF 2019-20 SEASON

PRINCETON, N.J. – On Saturday, the ECHL Board of Governors approved the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 Season.

A statement from ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin:

The decision by the ECHL to cancel the remainder of the 2019-20 Season does not come lightly, as this is an emotional time for our Players, Coaches, Member Teams, Fans and Staff. At this point in the Season, there has been immense dedication and countless hours committed in moving towards what is traditionally the most exciting part of the hockey year.

With that said, however, as each passing day raises additional concerns for the safety of those in the ECHL community and as we take precautionary measures in conjunction with our local authorities across the continent to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, it has become apparent that this is the prudent decision. Our game and our product are based on our Fans and their ability to cheer on their favorite ECHL team and Players at one of our many facilities around the continent. Without that social environment and game atmosphere, the ECHL simply isn’t the same.

On behalf of the ECHL and our Board of Governors, we appreciate the Professional Hockey Players’ Association for their assistance during this unprecedented time and workings as partners in hockey to reach this decision for the best interest of the ECHL and its Players. This decision allows our Players the opportunity to return to their homes and removes the uncertainty that currently exists.

While we are hopeful that this period ceases and an opportunity to return to normalcy for the hockey calendar presents itself, in the interim, we ask all Fans, Players, Coaches, Officials, and Staff to continue to abide by the measures put in place by their local authorities and follow precautionary protocols for their safety, as we will begin preparations for the 2020-21 ECHL Hockey Season.

Please direct all media requests specific to the Kalamazoo Wings to Director of Public Relations/Broadcaster, John Peterson, at jpeterson@kwings.com.

TICKET POLICY FOR CANCELLED GAMES

Season Ticket Holders

Tickets for 6 remaining home games of the 19/20 season will be credited towards their season ticket packages for the 2020/21 season. In addition, each account (including half season, 5-pack and 3-pack holders) will be issued 2 bonus buddy pass tickets.

If you have renewed your full season tickets for the 2020/21 season and paid in full we will provide you a 6 game prorated amount on a Greenleaf Hospitality Group gift card. This gift card can be used towards food and beverage, upcoming event tickets, additional K-Wings tickets and/or ticket packages for the 2020/21 season as well as any other Greenleaf Hospitality Group property.

For any unused tickets from the 19/20 season, the current exchange policy is still in place with $1 for each unused ticket being applied to a Greenleaf Hospitality Group gift card. This is only applicable to games prior to March 13, 2020 and any unused tickets already redeemed for the 6 cancelled home games of the 19/20 season will be credited per the above policy.

If you have not renewed your season tickets for the 2020/21 season or are not paid in full, the prorated amount will be credited to your next season ticket package purchase.

Gift cards cannot be applied to your monthly season ticket holder payments.

Flexi Plan Ticket Holder

Remaining tickets within the 19/20 flexi package can be exchanged for 2020/21 flexi tickets or a prorated refund based on the number of unused tickets.

Single Game Ticket Buyers

  • If tickets were purchased through eTix or at the box office with a credit card, an automatic refund will be issued.
  • If tickets were purchased through the K-Wings ticket office with cash or a check, you may request a refund or you may request a ticket voucher to be used during any home game from October 1 – December 15, 2020 by calling 269-345-1125 or emailing wingsinfo@kwings.com.
  • If tickets were purchased in person at the Wings Event Center box office, return your tickets for vouchers at the box office.

Please note, ticket vouchers and/or refunds will only be issued to the original ticket purchaser and only if purchased through a K-Wings authorized ticket seller which includes the K-Wings ticket office, the Wings Event Center box office and eTix.  Consult your point of purchase if you purchased through a third party seller.

For further questions or assistance please contact the K-Wings at 269-345-1125.

Greenleaf Hospitality Group’s Mary Hoppe Highlighted in KVCC Apprentice Program Segment

Greenleaf Hospitality Group’s very own, Mary Hoppe – Eng HVAC Apprentice, was recently featured on a segment highlighting Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) program.

View the full story here.

K-Wings Unveil Second Game for ‘Green Ice Weekend’

Kalamazoo’s longest-standing tradition extended to two games at Wings Event Center on March 13-14.

 

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, announced Monday an exciting addition to the club’s promotional calendar. The K-Wings are extending the team’s world famous Green Ice game to a second date due to popularity.

A very limited number of tickets remain for the team’s originally scheduled Green Ice game, presented by Southern Michigan Bank and Trust, Saturday, Mar. 14 versus the Cincinnati Cyclones at 7:00 p.m. at Wings Event Center.

Now, Kalamazoo’s game against the Newfoundland Growlers on Friday, Mar. 13 at 7:00 p.m. will also be played on Green Ice, as part of Green Ice Weekend.

Kalamazoo is celebrating the 39th edition of the Green Ice game, which debuted on March 17, 1982 when the K-Wings were the first sports team in history to dye the ice for a regular season game.

The K-Wings will still celebrate Guns and Hoses Night on Mar. 13 as scheduled, honoring police officers, firefighters and first responders at the event. Fans can also enjoy the perks of Kalamazoo’s $2 Friday that night, featuring $2 beers, sodas and hot dogs.

Interested fans are encouraged to purchase tickets for Green Ice Weekend early while they’re still available, and can do so at the Wings Event Center Box Office or kwings.com.

Kalamazoo continues on its season-long six-game road trip Tuesday when the K-Wings face-off against the Kansas City Mavericks at 8:05 p.m. ET at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. Catch all the action on 1660 AM in Kalamazoo or ECHL TV online, with pregame coverage starting at 7:45 p.m. ET.

Kalamazoo Wings 3-Packs are now available online! Reserve your tickets for the three biggest games in the best seats with the best eats. Visit kwings.com for more information about all the perks that come with a K-Wings 3-Pack!

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. Kalamazoo plays their 36 regular season home games at Wings Event Center from October through April.

K-Wings Partner with Western Michigan University for Feb. 15th Game

A portion of the proceeds from the K-Wings’ WMU ticket package will benefit the Western Michigan University Legacy Scholarship Foundation.

 

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, announced Tuesday a partnership with Western Michigan University for the team’s WMU/Esports game Saturday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Wings Event Center.

This is the second annual K-Wings event centered on a partnership with Western Michigan University, involving the team giving back to the school’s Legacy Scholarship Foundation. Several members of the Kalamazoo Wings staff are WMU alumni, including Governor and Director of Business Operations, Toni Lentini-Daniels, as well as Greenleaf Hospitality Group Chief Executive Officer, Tim Rayman.

“As a proud alumna, it’s exciting to continue this partnership and support of Western Michigan University,” said Lentini-Daniels. “The fact that we are able to add the Esports element this year, involving the WMU Esports Club, is even more rewarding.”

The K-Wings are offering a special WMU ticket package for the game for $30, and the team will donate $2 from every ticket package sold to Western Michigan University’s Legacy Scholarship Foundation.

The package includes one ticket to the game, an exclusive K-Wings/WMU hat (shown in attached picture), a $5 concessions voucher and an entry into the team’s VIP event that night, featuring comments from experts in Esports, as well as video game stations for attendees to play.

Also included in the ticket package is a free entry to win an XBOX system. The team will also donate $1 of every ticket package sold to WMU’s Esports Club.

Two players on Kalamazoo’s current roster, forwards Matheson Iacopelli and Justin Kovacs are also alumni of the Broncos’ hockey program. Kovacs appeared in 129 games from WMU from 2011-15, while Iacopelli was a Hobey Baker Award Finalist as a sophomore for the Broncos, before signing his first pro contract with the Chicago Blackhawks organization in 2017.

Those interested in purchasing one of the K-Wings exclusive WMU Ticket Packages can do so HERE.

A full Kalamazoo Wings promotional schedule for remaining games in the 2019-20 season can be found on kwings.com.

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