Why Detroit?

Because Detroit — America's Great Comeback City — is a complete-package destination for a meeting or event. Period.

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World-Class Meeting Destination

A city claiming to be a world-class meeting destination better have the infrastructure to back it up. Detroit does.

  • Top-ranked airport and convention center
  • Some 5,000 hotel rooms downtown
  • Lively downtown with hundreds of new restaurants
  • Burgeoning new developments, including a multimillion-dollar entertainment district
  • Reliable transportation, including new circulating streetcar
  • A best-in-class sales, service and PR team

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Metro Detroit Stacks Up as the Perfect Destination

Detroit is ready to host your event with some 36,000 hotel rooms and millions of square feet of meeting space. See how we compare.

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  • Metro AreaTotal Hotel RoomsLargest Hotel DowntownTotal Exhibit Space
    Detroit40,000Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center (1,329 rooms)723,000
    Cincinnati25,000Millennium Hotel Cincinnati195,000
    Cleveland22,000Renaissance Cleveland Hotel (491 rooms)225,000
    Indianapolis32,000JW Marriott Indianapolis (1,005 rooms)745,000
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  • Metro AreaMeeting Space Sq. Ft.Convention Center Meeting Rooms# Nonstop Destinations# Nonstop International Destinations
    Detroit255,00010014827
    Cincinnati101,65036565
    Cleveland90,00035705
    Indianapolis175,47583342
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Detroit’s Meeting Spaces

Cobo Center and Suburban Collection Showplace have millions of square feet of flexible meeting space.


Cobo Center

  • 2.4 million square feet of usable space
  • Facilitywide, free, high-speed Wi-Fi coverage
  • In-house broadcast studio with video editing, satellite uplink and facilitywide fiber network

Suburban Collection Showplace

  • 320,000 square feet of meeting space
  • Includes three exposition halls with both wired and wireless internet connectivity
  • Attached Hyatt Place Hotel

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Getting Here and Getting Around

Our airport is within 30 minutes of downtown and within 60 minutes of most metro Detroit destinations.


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