Hotels in Detroit
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.
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.
Formerly Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn
The Atheneum certainly has location working for it: it’s right in the heart of Greektown’s vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene and convenient to theaters, Comerica Park, and Ford Field football stadium.
This gigantic 1876 Victorian mansion features Queen Anne and Mansard designs, three towers, and tall windows. The 10 guest rooms have high ceilings, sitting areas, and tiled showers.
Four turn-of-the-century mansions and two carriage houses have been transformed into this delightful 40-room inn, located on a quiet residential street near the Detroit Institute of Arts.
In an upscale suburb halfway between downtown and Ann Arbor, this former seminary and Archdiocese of Detroit headquarters reopened as a 118-room boutique hotel in 2006. A sense of peace still imbues the property, which includes an Italianate medieval chapel that can host 300 guests.