The Kensington Hotel

This is a strategic contract for hotel/conference services for university departments. The Kensington Hotel offers university preferred guest room rates, depending on availability. Please visit the following link for more information on this property:

Ordering Information

To arrange hotel/conference services, please contact the following:

Sara Mitchell, Director of Sales, Catering & Marketing

Amie Mongeau, Catering Sales Manager

When you choose The Kensington Hotel for your event, the hotel will provide an Event Confirmation that outlines your event specifics. They will also provide a copy of the Group Sales Agreement. Departments should read the Group Sales Agreement carefully to understand the terms and conditions that will apply before deciding to move forward with booking the hotel. Departments are directly responsible for the terms and conditions of the Group Sales Agreement.

Payment Method 
When the University is paying for the event (or portions of the event), departments are strongly encouraged to select the direct billing payment method. With this, the hotel will invoice the department directly after the event and payment will be made against a University purchase order within 30 days of the University’s receipt of a valid invoice. A department staff member will need to create a requisition for payment after receiving a valid invoice.

A valid credit card authorization form is required when payments are made via a University PCard. Departments should not provide the hotel with a copy of the front and back of the PCard. When using a PCard for payment, the hotel will charge the card upon departure for actual charges.

When individuals are paying for the event (or portions of the event), damages are the responsibility of each individual and not the University. The hotel will settle any disputes directly with the individual. 

Additional Information

Michigan State Sales Tax will be waived for events 100% paid for by University funds. The hotel has a copy of the University’s tax exemption certificate on file.


Supplier Contact

Amy Peariso, CMP

Sales Manager


Kim Kellogg

Catering Manager


Procurement Contacts

Contract Administrator - Primary:
Name: Jeff Rabbitt
Phone: (734)764-9232

Contract Administrator - Secondary:
Name: Ian Pepper
Phone: 734) 647-4981

Procurement Agent:
Name: Kathy Gorham
Phone: (734) 615-7071