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.

With a Vegas-esque level of luxury, complete with plasma TV’s in bathroom mirrors, the MGM Grand is a rare find in the Motor City. When this $800 million property opened in October 2007, most of the focus was on the glitzy 100,000-square-foot casino and roster of celebrity chef-run restaurants.