Downtown

Downtown Travel Guide

Hotels in Downtown

Shuttered for almost a quarter-century, this grand 1924 hotel is undergoing a $200 million makeover courtesy of Westin. The stunning limestone and brick Italian Renaissance-style exterior has been lovingly preserved, while the interior is being gutted and readied for guests by October 1, 2008.

Restaurants in Downtown

Crowded with Formica tables that have seen better days, Lafayette Coney is a beloved institution that seems to have been in Detroit as long as its eponymous river.

Things to do in Downtown

Selling only the best hats crafted in Europe and the U.S. has been the single-minded focus of Henry the Hatter, which has been in Detroit since 1893 and at this location since 1952.