In Detroit, it’s revival time, with a revitalized downtown and restored vibrancy. Home to one of the largest theater districts in the country, four pro sports teams just blocks from each other and world-class cultural attractions, Detroit is a city on the move. It’s no wonder Detroit and its surrounding suburbs are experiencing a boom in boutique hotels; hotels that represent the unique architecture and history of the city, while immersing travelers into the local culture.
Detroit’s Boutique Hotel Boom
Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney
The Aloft Detroit (book now) sits inside the historic David Whitney Building, featuring exquisite Neo-Renaissance design and style. It’s conveniently located next to Grand Circus Park and features special pet-friendly programs for your furry friends. Guests can also enjoy the easy access aboard the Detroit People Mover to must-see destinations like Comerica Park, Ford Field and Fox Theatre.
Aloft Troy (opening 2018)
Aloft’s second location will open 20 miles north in the city of Troy. It is being described as a “high-end urban product” in a suburban setting, and a “very social hotel,” according to developer Kenny Koza.
The Dearborn Inn
The Dearborn Inn (book now) was built on the grounds of the Ford Motor Company in 1931. Today this historic hotel is situated on an urban oasis of 23 acres and is convenient to the airport, local attractions and the world-famous Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.
El Moore Lodge
Located in the original 1898 El Moore building, the El Moore Lodge represents the next chapter of Detroit, one that honors its storied past, while looking forward to a more sustainable future. Today, as a sustainably rehabilitated and operated residential apartment building and urban lodge, the El Moore welcomes both residents and guests to explore the intersection of nature, community and the city together.
Once destined for demo, the Element Detroit is home to the beautiful and long-vacant 14-story Neo-Gothic Metropolitan Building. It’s designed for extended-stay guests, with bigger closets and a kitchen. Enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the city from the rooftop bar. The hotel provides complimentary bikes for guests to explore.
The Foundation Hotel (book now) is located downtown across from the bustling Cobo Center in what was once the Detroit Fire Department Headquarters. The Foundation partnered with local artists to add truly Detroit moments throughout the hotel. Its on-site restaurant, Apparatus Room, offers world-class cuisine from a Michelin-star chef. The property is a short walk to the Detroit RiverWalk with nearly four miles of parks, plazas and running trails.
The Inn on Ferry Street
Right in the heart of Midtown, The Inn on Ferry Street (book now) has a bed-and-breakfast feel with large hotel convenience. Guests of the Inn can choose to stay in any one of four beautifully restored Victorian mansions and two carriage houses. It’s just steps away from the world-class Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Historical Museum and Wayne State University.
Royal Park Hotel
Located in the “hip and historical” downtown Rochester, Royal Park (book now) is a modern tribute to the English Manor House. Its on-site restaurant PARK 600 bar + kitchen offers a delicious dining experience in an intimate setting. Guests can also enjoy walking and biking trails, fly fishing, a full-service concierge and a fitness center.
Set in the 1926 art deco Wurlitzer building, this space was once called “the world’s largest music house.” Today it has been reborn into The Siren and includes two retail shops and seven food and beverage spaces with stunning views of the city from its rooftop. This hip hotel is a minute’s walk from the Broadway Street Detroit People Mover station, across the road from the Detroit Opera House and a five-minute walk to Comerica Park.
The Shinola Hotel
What started as a watch factory to help bring manufacturing jobs back to Detroit, the popular Shinola brand will transition into hospitality with the opening of The Shinola Hotel. With new restaurants and retail spaces seeming to pop up every day, the entire block surrounding Shinola is quickly becoming a must-see downtown destination for visitors.
The Townsend Hotel
In the heart of Birmingham and just 20 miles from downtown Detroit, The Townsend Hotel (book now) is a frequent host to visiting celebrities. It offers nine penthouses and specialty suites as well as the award-winning upscale contemporary restaurant, the Rugby Grille.
Enjoy Your Stay
Now is Detroit’s time to shine and be recognized as the fresh, flourishing, transformed city we are. And it’s time for you to get here and experience it for yourself. Detroit. It’s GO time!