Westin Detroit Metro Airport Named Among Top Three Airport Hotels in North America by Skytrax™


DETROIT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport has been recognized among the top three airport hotels in North America in the Skytrax World Airport Awards™ 2011.

“It is a pleasure and honor to be recognized in the top 3 of all airport hotels in North America by the world’s largest airline and airport review site,” said Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport General Manager John Reed. “We are extremely proud of our associates’ ongoing commitment to delivering an exemplary guest experience, as well as our stylish and refreshing hotel environment, that allows each guest to enjoy both a productive and renewing visit to Michigan and the Detroit area.”

The AAA Four-Diamond Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport is located adjacent to the Airport’s award-winning McNamara Terminal and is connected to the terminal via its own Transportation Security Administration (TSA) passenger screening checkpoint. In addition to its unrivaled location, the hotel features an eight-story atrium, a 7,600 sq. ft. ballroom and 28 meeting rooms–all fully equipped with the latest productivity technology. Each of the hotel’s 404 guest rooms and suites features distinctively upscale amenities, including Westin’s Heavenly® Bed and Heavenly® Bath. Hotel guests are also indulged with a Westin Workout® fitness center, pool and sauna. In the hotel’s lobby, just steps from the TSA screening checkpoint, the hotel’s DEMA restaurant is a popular fine dining spot for hotel guests and other travelers alike.

“The Airport Authority is proud to offer travelers one of North America’s finest hotels right at Detroit Metro Airport,” said WCAA Interim CEO Genelle M. Allen. “We congratulate our Airport Authority and Westin team members on this esteemed honor and for their contributions toward making Detroit Metro one of the world’s favorite airports.”

The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport is also one of only three airport hotels in the United States to participate in TSA’s Beyond the Screening Checkpoint Program, which provides registered overnight hotel guests to access to the award-winning collection of nearly 90 shops and restaurants inside the McNamara Terminal after submitting to thorough background checks and TSA screening.

The annual Skytrax World Airport Survey collected responses from more than 11 million questionnaires distributed to passengers around the world, representing over 100 nationalities and covering more than 240 airports worldwide. Airline travelers voted for the world’s top 10 airport hotels, with over 860,000 guests rating their hotel experiences. The Skytrax survey was established in 1999, and is highly regarded for the clarity of the process and rigorously applied rules of total independence. The results are based on unsolicited customer survey responses.

For more details regarding the Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport, or to make reservations, visit www.westindetroitmetroairport.com.

For more information regarding the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2011, including a complete list of winners, visit www.airlinequality.com.

About Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Having welcomed more than 32 million passengers in 2010, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is Michigan’s busiest airport and one of the world’s leading air transportation hubs. With service from 13 scheduled passenger airlines, DTW offers more than 1200 flights per day to and from more than 160 destinations on four continents. In 2010, DTW ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction among large airports in the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 North America Airport Satisfaction Study. With two new, state-of-the-art passenger terminals, six jet runways, and an onsite AAA Four-Diamond Westin hotel, DTW is among the world’s most efficient, customer friendly and operationally capable airports in North America. DTW is operated by Wayne County Airport Authority, which also operates nearby Willow Run Airport—an important corporate, cargo and general aviation facility. For more information about Metro Detroit’s airports, visit www.metroairport.com.



Wayne County Airport Authority
Scott Wintner (734) 955-3745
Michael Conway (734) 942-3558