Check into your (brand new) hotel
Over 500 hotel rooms are currently in development in Detroit with nearly half of these opening later in 2022.
The Cambria Hotel is opening in late 2022 and will have 158 rooms with touches of luxury, modernity, and Detroit quirkiness (think: Bluetooth mirrors in the bathrooms, a golf simulator, and Detroit Taco Company Bodega in the lobby).
Roost Apartment Hotel – a short-stay apartment-hotel concept with impeccable interior design – will open in early 2023. It is part of the multi-use redevelopment of the Book Tower, a historic Italian Renaissance skyscraper in downtown Detroit.
Dinner at Midnight Temple
One thing that puts Detroit on the map in 2022 is the diverse range of restaurant openings across the city. Begin your time in Detroit with some delicious food at Midnight Temple, a new Indian gastropub featured in the TIME’s article.
Midnight Temple, owned by Detroiter Akash Sudhakara, is located in Eastern Market and opened this spring (if you have time, explore the Eastern Market area before your meal). Start your meal with deep-fried pakoras and samosas, before devouring their south Indian masala dosas, Indo-Chinese hakka noodles, and more.
Drinks at Detroit City Distillery
If you aren’t too full, grab a drink from next door Detroit City Distillery after dinner. This popular Detroit distillery offers artisanal spirits (including whiskey, gin, bourbon, and vodka) in a cozy, brick-lined tasting room in Eastern Market.
If you fall in love with their cocktails and spirits, you can always schedule a distillery tour at their Whiskey Factory location (offered Saturday mornings and afternoons).