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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 giftcards.greenleafhospitalitygroup.com.

Introducing the new Downtown Kalamazoo Event 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 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

Kalamazoo Event Center Map - Rendering


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

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

ECHL Kalamazoo Wings Hockey Team


Looking to learn more about the new Downtown Kalamazoo Event Center?

Email us at inquiry@ghgkz.com

Aerial View of Downtown Event Center

Open Interviews at Wings Event Center

Friday, August 18
1pm to 3pm

Wings Event Center
3600 Vanrick Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Parking is free

Open Interviews will be held in The Overlook at Wings Event Center, near The Zoo ice rink – view the Facility Map here.

An action-packed event season is right around the corner at Wings! By joining the team, you won’t miss a minute of it. From Kalamazoo Wings Hockey Games to national concerts, be a part of making guests’ experiences memorable and fun.

Open Interviews will be hosted on Friday, August 18 at Wings Event Center. Representatives from Greenleaf Hospitality Group will be on-site to interview for many different roles including concession attendants, ushers, parking attendants, ticket office associates, security, and more for the upcoming hockey and event season at Wings Event Center!

Those who complete an application directly following an interview will be entered for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Click here to view all current openings.


GHG is comprised of 15 locally owned and operated businesses. These businesses include but are not limited to,  the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites, Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo Wings, Wings West, the Kalamazoo Country Club, and more. View our family of brands here.

Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites Unveils Transformed Meeting & Event Spaces, Lobby, and Guest Rooms

Kalamazoo, MI –  Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites of Kalamazoo, MI invites travelers and local guests to experience its completely renovated guest rooms, updated meeting & event spaces, and transformed lobby and social areas. The multi-million dollar renovation project began in 2020 and aimed to set a new standard for travelers visiting the greater Kalamazoo area.  

Centrally located in Downtown Kalamazoo and locally owned and operated by Greenleaf Hospitality Group, the Radisson is an upscale, full-service hotel with 340 guest rooms that is a fixture in the downtown community. “We are thrilled to unveil the updated spaces to leisure travelers, conference and meeting attendees, as well as our local community,” says Craig Davies, General Manager of the Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites. “From the  complete floor-to-ceiling renovation of our guest rooms to the addition of our new mobile check-in option, we think guests will find the transformation – as Radisson Hotel Americas says – simply delightful.” 

Meeting & Event Spaces
All lower-level meeting & event spaces, including the popular wedding and convention location, The Kalamazoo Room, have been transformed into sleek and modern environments. The 50,000 sqft of versatile meeting space now provides a new experience for the thousands of returning conference guests annually as well as new elements to attract first-time organizations and businesses to the Kalamazoo area.

Guest Rooms
The new guest rooms create a calming ambiance while sleek minimalistic furniture provides more room without loss of functionality. The renovation had an emphasis on the use of technology with new in-room entertainment as well as a mobile check-in experience for guests’ convenience – available via the Radisson Kalamazoo App.

Social Spaces
Social spaces on the lower level, lobby, and second level feature an open, welcoming, and naturally calming atmosphere. Practical spaces to work, socialize, and relax contribute to a harmonious flow for meeting and event attendees as well as visiting guests.

“We can’t wait to welcome you all in the coming months to see the transformation for yourselves,” notes Davies. “Our team is excited to showcase the updates and see the impact our renovated spaces will have on travel to the Southwest Michigan region.”

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

Media Kit
Please click here for photos and videos of the updated spaces for distribution. 


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 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.   


Greenleaf Hospitality Group Job Fair

Wednesday, August 17
10am – 1pm and 3pm –  6pm

Two Locations
Interviews are available for ALL Greenleaf Hospitality Group Open Positions at either location.
Visit the most convenient location to you!

Wings Event Center
3600 Vanrick Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Radisson Plaza Hotel
100 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Job fair attendees will receive parking validation for the ramp attached to the Radisson.

The Greenleaf Hospitality Group (GHG) Job Fair will be hosted on Wednesday, August 17 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo and Wings Event Center, located off of Sprinkle Rd. Job Fair attendees are encouraged to visit whichever location is most convenient as interviews and applications for all GHG open positions will be available at both buildings.

Job fair attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about GHG from our leaders as well as interview on-site. There will be fun fair food as well as giveaways throughout each timeframe of the event.

GHG is comprised of 14 locally owned and operated businesses. These businesses include but are not limited to,  the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites, Wings Event Center, Kalamazoo Wings, Old Burdick’s Bar and Grill, Starbucks, and Wings West. View our family of brands here.

Some of the open positions GHG is looking to fill:

  • Restaurant Cooks, Hosts, and Servers
  • Banquet Cooks and Servers
  • Valet Attendants
  • Front Desk Agents
  • Ticket Office Associates
  • Baristas

And more!

Click here to view all current openings.

Introducing Brick and Brine

It’s with great excitement that we’d like to officially introduce the newest Greenleaf Hospitality Group restaurant, Brick and Brine, opening fall 2021 in Downtown Kalamazoo on the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center lobby level!

Brick and Brine will feature seasonal New American fare, masterfully crafted cocktails, a variety of seating options, and a warm social atmosphere with an open-air concept – the first of its kind in downtown Kalamazoo.

Learn more and stay in the know on the latest Brick and Brine happenings by visiting brickandbrinekz.com and following Brick and Brine on Facebook and Instagram.


Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center Earns Three Distinguished Awards 

Radisson Hotel Group Americas, one of the world’s largest hotel collections, awarded the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center with three prestigious awards during a celebration on March 25, 2021. The Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center is owned and operated by Greenleaf Hospitality Group.  

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, senior leaders at Radisson Hotel Group Americas felt it was more important than ever to celebrate hotel owners and team members and their exceptional efforts and achievements throughout 2020. The Radisson Hotel Group Americas senior leaders brought the Awards Ceremony celebration directly to hotel teams by going virtual. 

“Celebrating and honoring hotel owners and team members is extremely important to Radisson Hotel Group Americas. These people are the ones making a difference in the lives of their guests and serving as the heart of their community,” said Jim Alderman, chief executive officer, Radisson Hotel Group Americas. “The individuals recognized have shown the world the true meaning of hospitality and what real strength looks like in uncertain times. After reading through hundreds of award nominations, I am truly inspired and reminded how wonderful human beings can be when called to selflessly help their friends and neighbors.”

RHG Americas Hero Award

The RHG Americas Hero Award sponsored by the American Red Cross, was presented to Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center. The hotel hosted 10 blood drives in 10 months and collected enough lifesaving blood products to help up to 1,600 lives. 

Back in March of 2020, during the early stages of the pandemic, the American Red Cross was in desperate need of places to hold Blood Drives. Over 160 Blood Drives had already been cancelled and the need for these events was dire. 80% of blood donations come from blood drives. The American Red Cross, was understandably, concerned about how they would maintain their blood supply. The team at Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center stepped up, offering vacant banquet spaces as areas for the American Red Cross to host their much needed blood drives.

“Community is so important to Greenleaf Hospitality’s approach to business. With the pandemic negatively impacting our business, we found ourselves with the ability to strengthen our relationship with American Red Cross by hosting more frequent blood drives. The results speak for themselves and GHG is just happy we could be a partner,” said Tim Rayman, chief executive officer, Greenleaf Hospitality Group.  

Hospitality Excellence Award  

The Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center was one of four Radissons in the United States recognized for the hotel’s commitment to excellence out of 149 Radisson branded hotels in all of the Americas. This recognition is awarded based on positive guest experience scores and guest feedback. Since 1975, the Kalamazoo Center has been an integral part of Downtown Kalamazoo. Soon after, the Radisson began providing guests with exceptional service and amenities.

General Manager of the Year Award

Craig Davies was presented with the General Manager of the Year award for his leadership, community involvement, and brand engagement. Davies has been with the Kalamazoo hotel for two years. He is from Kalamazoo and a graduate of Western Michigan University. 

“I’m thrilled that the Radisson Hotel Group has recognized Craig Davies as General Manager of the Year. His partnership with RHG through COVID-19 best practices, partnering with the brand on new hotel room pilots, and his general leadership made him the front runner for this prestigious award. It’s exciting to see the brand recognize the great leadership that Craig provides GHG and our Community on a daily basis,” said Rayman.





Greenleaf Hospitality Group offers an unmatched choice in world class hospitality through a variety of offerings from hotel lodging and events, to dining, retail and entertainment. The Kalamazoo-based company owns and operates the Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites, Wings Event Center, Wings West, and Kalamazoo Wings. https://greenleafhospitalitygroup.com/


Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center features 340 modern guest rooms, over 44,000 square feet of flexible meeting spaces, four onsite restaurants, Starbucks, a fully equipped athletic club, full-service salon + spa, comprehensive wedding service and venues, catering, and shopping for regionally inspired and locally produced items and travel needs. https://radissonkzoo.com/


Radisson Hotel Group Americas represents Radisson Hotels brands in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Combined with Radisson Hotel Group, representing Radisson Hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group Americas is one of the world’s largest hotel collections with eight distinctive hotel brands and more than 1,500 hotels in operation and under development in 120 countries. 

The Radisson Hotel Group Americas portfolio of brands includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, brought together under the overarching Radisson Hotels Americas name. 

Radisson Hotel Group Americas takes pride in its Every Moment Matters brand promise to always provide guests with exceptional experiences. In addition, the Radisson Rewards loyalty program delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments and outstanding loyalty benefits for guests, meeting planners, travel agents, and business partners. 

 Radisson Meetings Americas treats every meeting or event as more than just a date on the calendar with three strong service commitments: Personal, Professional and Memorable, while delivering on the brilliant basics of the signature Yes I Can! service spirit and being uniquely 100% carbon neutral. 

 More than 100,000 team members work at Radisson Hotel Group Americas, Radisson Hotel Group, and the hotels licensed to operate in its systems. https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/brand/radisson

Greenleaf Hospitality Group Gratitude Calendar

During this time of change, Greenleaf Hospitality Group (GHG) encourages you to get curious and learn more about gratitude! To help, we’re inviting you to participate in our 30-Day Gratitude Challenge starting Monday, April 14.

The attached calendar is for your reference – print it, save it, and share it if you’d like! You’ll see a variety of activities noted including wellness, reaching out to old friends, doing arts and crafts, writing cards, reading, and more.

We will continue to post weekly reminders on the GHG Facebook Page asking how you’re doing practicing gratitude, daily.

Print your calendar here!

GHG Gratitude

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.


Kalamazoo officially recognized for largest lightsaber battle in history, set November 2 at Wings Event Center during Star Wars Night.


KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks, announced Tuesday that the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS officially recognized the organization as the Title Holder for the largest lightsaber battle in history.

The record attempt was held during the first intermission of the K-Wings’ Star Wars Night game November 2 at Wings Event Center. Fans received a lightsaber upon entry to the game and were encouraged to remain in their seats at the end of the first period. The lightsaber battle lasted three minutes and 45 seconds and featured 3,889 participants, achieving the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title.

View the official record page HERE.

Those interested in obtaining an official Certificate of Participation from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS specific to the largest lightsaber battle record attempt may purchase one HERE.

Please direct all media inquiries, including interview requests, as well as requests for pictures or video from Star Wars Night to Wings Director of Public Relations, John Peterson, at jpeterson@kwings.com.

The Kalamazoo Wings face the Cincinnati Cyclones at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Wings Event Center in the team’s first-ever Lavender Ice game. The K-Wings are partnering with the National Hockey League and Hockey Fights Cancer, and a portion of the proceeds from the team’s Hockey Fights Cancer 4-Packs, as well as mystery pucks sold on the concourse will benefit Cancer Families United.

K-Wings 3-Packs are on sale online NOW! Reserve your tickets for the three biggest remaining games in the best seats with the best eats. Visit KWings.com for details.

Single game tickets for all 27 remaining home games at Wings Event Center are on sale and available for purchase HERE.


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