Skip to content

Royal Park Hotel awarded the Salvation Army’s “Doing the Most Good“ award after raising more than $200,000 in 12 years

(September 24, 2021 - Rochester, MI- ) The Royal Park Hotel team is deeply honored to have been awarded the Salvation Army’s “Doing the Most Good Award,” after raising more than $200,000 for Salvation Army efforts throughout the past 12 years. 

At the Royal Park Hotel, doing good is at the heard of its mission, and they are excited to be a part of this year’s Hope Marches On campaign. 

At the awards ceremony on Sept. 15, members of the team received the award and recommitted to keep striving toward doing all they can to serve those in need. 

"We are fortunate enough to have so many wonderful supporters in the Rochester area, and we thank you for supporting us, so we can keep supporting others," said the hotel in a statement.

“Being recognized by an organization like the Salvation Army, and being able to be a small part of all the good they do not only locally but nationally, is something we take very seriously,” said Sue Keels, the hotel’s general manager. “We will continue to uphold this privilege and partnership, working toward doing all the good we can for this area.”

The event was held at the Detroit Athletic Club, and featured several prestigious civic awards being presented to deserving individuals and companies who have volunteered and served the metro Detroit area through innovation, ingenuity and dedication – exemplifying the Salvation Army’s mission to Do the Most Good. 

Sue Keels is also a member of the Salvation Army’s Metro Detroit Advisory Board. 

The Royal Park Hotel and the Salvation Army have had a long-standing partnership, helping to raise money during the Christmas season and beyond. The festive décor of the hotel lobby draws visitors and guests alike, who generously support the Salvation Army in a variety of ways. 

More about the Royal Park Hotel:

The Royal Park Hotel, a luxury boutique property, is located 30 miles north of Detroit in Rochester, Michigan. Its 1,200 person-capacity Royal Grand Ballroom setting complements the hotel’s English Manor-inspired interior, with 15-foot ceilings, Italian marble flooring and Murano glass chandeliers. For more information, visit

About The Salvation Army

Founded by William and Catherine Booth in London, England in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. This past year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit was involved in providing 2,493,786 meals and 573,968 nights of shelter for the homeless. The Salvation Army uses $.87 of every dollar raised to provide direct services to people in need each and every day of the year. For more information about The Salvation Army, please call 877-SAL-MICH, or visit us at

Chamber Trustees