Meeting Places Grow

May 1, 2017  

In 2015 after a $279 million renovation, Cobo Center in downtown Detroit features 723,000 square feet of exhibit hall space and 623,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space. Another world-class convention center, Suburban Collection Showplace, is located in the metro Detroit region. It added an adjoining Hyatt Place hotel in 2013 and recently announced another expansion that will add thousands more square feet of meeting space by spring of 2018.

Cobo Center:

  • A 40,000-square-foot Grand Riverview Ballroom, which can accommodate 3,500 theater-style or 2,250 for banquets.
  • The 50,000-square-foot Cobo Square exterior plaza and vehicle drop-off area for activities ranging from music and art events to a possible downtown farmers market.
  • A glass-enclosed events space with floor-to-ceiling views of the Detroit River and Windsor, Ontario, skyline.
  • An atrium that can host up to 1,200 people standing
  • 100 meeting rooms
  • In-house broadcast studio with video editing, sound stage, green room and satellite uplink.
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the building

Suburban Collection Showplace:

  • 320,000 square feet of meeting space
  • Additional 200,000 square feet of flexible event space being added by spring 2018
  • Adjoining Hyatt Place hotel opened in 2013 with 124 guest rooms
  • 32 meeting rooms
  • 25,000 square feet of pre-function lobby space
  • 214,000 square feet of multipurpose exhibit floor

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Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. Cobo Center
    1 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226313-877-8777Highlight on map | More Details
  2. Hyatt Place Detroit Novi at the Suburban Collection Showplace
    46080 Grand River Ave., Novi, MI 48374248-513-4111Highlight on map | More Details