Sheila Neal – Profile Sheet

You’ll be amazed by Detroit’s renewed energy and vitality. The D continues to transform with new boutique hotels, dynamic residential developments, innovative restaurants and thriving local businesses. Detroit offers so much to see and do, Thrillist calls it one of “America’s Most Fun Cities.”

IT’S TIME TO…

Meet

Meetings Today says, “Detroit pulsates with positive energy.” Downtown’s TCF Center (formerly known as Cobo Center) ranks among the best and most technologically advanced convention centers in the world and is a Green Meetings Industry Council ASTM/APEX certified facility. It features 723,000 square feet of exhibition space, flexible outdoor spaces, free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout and top-tier technology, including two giant exterior digital displays. Match that with Suburban Collection Showplace, the regions other premier meeting convention center recently adding 150,000 square feet to its existing meeting space. It features nearly 100,000 square feet of ballroom/banquet/meeting spaces, 36 meeting rooms and over 300,000 square feet of multipurpose exhibit floor/flexible event spaces.

TCF Center convention

Courtesy of TCF Center

Get Here Easily

USA Today reports Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) was recently ranked No. 1 mega airport in passenger satisfaction by J.D. Power. It provides nonstop service to nearly 140 destinations on four continents. Detroit is a 90-minute or less flight away from 60 percent of the country’s population and most suburban and city attractions are just a 20-minute drive.

Tram at Detroit Metro Airport

Detroit Metro Airport by Vito Palmisano

Kick Back and Relax

As Detroit’s reputation as a meeting destination grows, so does its number of distinctive boutique hotels that offer a unique Detroit experience. The area is home to over 42,000 competitively priced hotel rooms, plus more than 5,400 downtown.

Siren Hotel by Christian Harder

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Detroit knows how to show guests a fabulous time. With multiple award-winning chefs now making The D their home, Chicago Tribune states, “The food and cocktail scene is on fire.” Downton Detroit’s retail shows shoppers the love with independent boutiques and national retailers including Carhartt, Nike, Pingree Detroit, Bird Bee, Lululemon, Plum Market and H&M. The region is filled with must-see, world-class cultural attractions, such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, historic Motown Museum, The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation at Automotive Hall of Fame.

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, a Detroit museum

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation by KMS Photography

Innovate

With more than $10 billion is new development projects planned downtown, Detroit is continuously growing and innovating. Ground has been broken at the former Hudson’s department store site to build an 800-foot tower with 1 million square feet of retail space, offices, residential units and public spaces. It will feature Detroit’s first observation deck at its crown. Robert C. Valade Park on the Detroit River will feature a sandy area, green spaces for picnics, a musical garden for kids, special events, retail and floating food-and-drink barge.

For more information about planning your meeting or event in The D, contact: Sheila R. Neal, CASE Associate Director, Sales D: 313-202-1930, sneal@visitdetroit.com

 

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