Why Detroit?

Because mainstream is boring. Because it’s time to be the meeting industry’s next disruptor. Because it’s the city people are talking about -- in a good way. Because our city can do it better. Because it’s time to kick your next meeting up a notch.

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Two is Better Than One

In 2015 after a $279 million renovation, Huntington Place 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 completed another expansion that added thousands more square feet of meeting space.

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Risk-taking entrepreneurs, creative incubators, edgy restaurants and spaces, funky hotels and three high-energy sports arenas. Plus, hard-hustling Detroiters are behind all of it. These new things — and more keep coming — are signs that Detroit is unequivocally an IT city. One that’s being touted as energetic, experimental with a touch of the underground. One that’s more than ready to play the perfect host.

Detroit Is More Than a Destination. It’s a Conversation.

When you meet in Detroit, you get to meet Detroit. You get to connect with our people, be immersed in our proud, one-of-a-kind culture and experience our commitment to sustainability. We’re proud to be the country’s largest Black-majority city, with 50,000 Black businesses. We’re also proud of our thriving Arab American and Latino communities. We love to share who we are and what we’re doing. By supporting our local businesses, you help grow our communities and get to meet — and support —the people who live and work here. So, you leave Detroit a better person and you leave Detroit a better place.

Location. Location. Location.

With one of the world’s busiest air transportation hubs, Detroit offers nonstop flights to 150 destinations in the world. And when talking about what’s happening once on the ground, the area — we are called the Motor City, by the way — is known for having one of the most efficient road systems around.


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And you’ll learn everything you need to know to plan your meeting in Detroit.

We have fast facts, new developments, hotels, facilities, transportation, maps and everything you need to know–right at your fingertips.

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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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Hotel Comparison
Metro AreaTotal Hotel RoomsLargest Hotel DowntownConvention Center
Detroit 42,000Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center (1,329 rooms) TCF Center
Cincinnati25,000Millennium Hotel Cincinnati (872 rooms) Duke Energy Convention Center
Cleveland 22,000Hilton Cleveland Downtown (600 rooms)Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Indianapolis33,000JW Marriott Indianapolis (1,005 rooms)Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium
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Meeting Space Comparison
Metro AreaTotal Exhibit Space Sq. Ft.Meeting Space Sq. Ft.Convention Center Meeting Rooms# Nonstop Destinations# Nonstop International Destinations
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