Detroit hotel development projects encompass the transformation the city of Detroit is familiar with. Both visitors and longtime locals have experienced the community’s artistic ability to preserve the old and re-imagine it into urban properties, restaurants, parks, public pathways, greenways, mobility districts, affordable housing, and more as the population rises. All of these ideas coming to life are important to the revitalization of Detroit and supporting its economic growth.
Since there are several popular areas undergoing transformation, we’re breaking up the projects into different categories, beginning with this article focusing on new hotels.
Detroitisit rounded up a list that revisits some hotel construction planning we covered in 2022 along with new projects underway and favorite Detroit hotels already running successfully in recent years.
Some Detroit development projects have a clear plan, but it can take a while for the vision to take flight. In this case, the city is reaching new heights in 2024. Stay informed on this redevelopment plan that’s been in the making for a year now since the $59 million plan to transform an abandoned skyscraper on West Grand Boulevard into senior affordable housing was announced. Phase one construction for 117 units is expected to start this year and finish in 2024. The Lee Plaza project developers couldn’t do this without a generous $7 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds and other public subsidies. The more events the city holds, the more space is needed for all the visitors communing in Detroit!
If you learn anything from these Detroit development projects articles, it’s that there’s a lot of foresight behind these plans. The city of Detroit has eyes on what is to be an influx of hotel spaces for visitors. The current construction at the former Joe Louis Arena site is for residential, but a hotel is in the works. The downtown hotel, set in the former home of WWJ Radio, will feature 158 hotel rooms. Check out their fine dining services expected in Cibo Detroit. The hotel also plans to have a rooftop bar called Cielo Detroit is expected to launch in spring 2023 to add to Detroit’s nightlife. Click HERE for more updates on Cambria Detroit, including their lobby bar and an upcoming speakeasy.
Located at 600 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit.
This project was grounded in the fall of 2021. It was known that the development would open in 2023, but now we have more specifics! Expect your new favorite “design sanctuary” to be open to the public in spring 2023. Developed by Oxford Capital Group and Hunter Pasteur, the Godfrey Hotel located in the heart of Corktown will have a 227-room, seven-story boutique hotel that will offer high-end amenities and a rooftop lounge with views of the city, in addition to a 5,500 square-foot ballroom, fitness center, lobby bar, and a chef-driven restaurant on the ground floor. Most importantly, the Godfrey Hotel is expected to create an estimated 200 to 300 construction jobs in 2023 and beyond. Click HERE to stay updated!
OTHER FAIRLY NEW DETROIT HOTEL FAVORITES
New hotels in Detroit are just one of the many booming projects in Detroit. Take a look at the hotels already up and hopping in the area!
- The Foundation Hotel-Opened in May 2017, this hotel in downtown Detroit is located in the former Detroit Fire Department headquarters across from Huntington Place. This modern mixed with historic-designed hotel offers 100 hotel rooms, an on-site restaurant with a Michelin-star chef, a fitness center, and live art and entertainment in The Foundation Studio. Location 250 W. Larned St., Detroit
- The Siren Hotel-In November 2017, this hotel with a 1920s atmosphere opened in Detroit’s Wurlitzer Building, which has been around since 1926. This business is buzzing in more ways than one. For instance, visit the tasting counter called Albena, the Candy Bar cocktail stop, and the Populace Coffee Bar. Not to mention, they offer 100 rooms, as well as two retail shops, seven food and beverage spaces, and a rooftop deck. Location: 1509 Broadway St, Detroit.
- Shinola Hotel-The name needs no introduction. It’s no surprise that this Detroit-based luxury brand offers luxe hospitality experiences for visitors and locals. Located in the heart of the city’s historic Woodward shopping district, this 129-room boutique hotel offers originality, comfort, and wonderful design. Location: 1400 Woodward Avenue, Detroit.
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