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Detroit. It’s GO time.™

Detroit. It’s GO time.

It’s time to take a closer look at Detroit for your next meeting. You’ll be amazed by the city’s energy and vitality. The D continues to transform with unique boutique hotels, dynamic residential developments, innovative restaurants, an ever-changing art scene and thriving local businesses. Detroit offers so much to see and do, Thrillist calls it one of “America’s Most Fun Cities.” Now is a fantastic time to plan your next meeting in Detroit.

 

GO meet

Meetings Today says, “Detroit pulsates with positive energy.” The area offers more than 100 distinctive venues to accommodate groups of all sizes, from 20 to a crowd of thousands. You’ll find unique spaces of all sizes: posh hotels, zoological landscapes, bustling casinos and downtown’s premier convention center, TCF Center. It ranks among the best and most technologically advanced convention centers in the world and is a Green Meetings Industry Council ASTM/APEX certified facility. It features 723,000 square feet of exhibition space, flexible outdoor spaces, free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout and top-tier technology, including two giant exterior digital displays.

 

Come and GO with ease

USA Today reports Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) was recently ranked No. 3 mega airport in passenger satisfaction by J.D. Power. Michigan’s largest airport, it served more than 35 million passengers last year and is one of the world’s leading transportation hubs. DTW provides nonstop service to nearly 140 destinations on four continents. Detroit is a 90-minute or less flight away from 60 percent of the country’s population and most suburban and city attractions are just a 20-minute drive. With two award-winning passenger terminals, six jet runways and an onsite AAA Four-Diamond Westin Hotel, DTW is among the world’s most efficient, customer friendly and operationally capable airports in North America.

 

GO innovate

With more than $10 billion in new development projects planned downtown, Detroit is continuously growing and innovating. The project  at the former Hudson’s department store site is underway. It is actually two buildings, a midrise “block” that will be mostly office and retail spaces, a soaring residential/hotel skyscraper and public spaces. The brand-new Robert C. Valade Park on the Detroit River will feature a sandy area, a colorful playground and musical garden for kids, green spaces for picnics, a 3,600-square-foot shelter with food service and a floating food-and-drink barge.

 

GO relax

As Detroit’s reputation as a meeting destination grows, so does its number of distinctive boutique hotels that offer a unique Detroit experience. The area is home to about 42,000 competitively priced hotel rooms, with 5,400 of those located downtown.

 

Enjoy Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney, featuring exquisite Neo-Renaissance design and style. Detroit Foundation Hotel, located in the historic former Detroit Fire Department headquarters, offers old-school luxury amidst unconventional elegance. The renovated Trumbull & Porter hotel in historic Corktown includes a beautiful courtyard perfect for receptions. Detroit’s newest venues include The Siren Hotel, housed in the 1926 art-deco Wurlitzer Building; Shinola Hotel, located in the thriving shopping district on Woodward Avenue; and Element Detroit, set in the 14-story Neo-Gothic Metropolitan Building built in 1925.

 

GO indulge

Detroit knows how to show guests a fabulous time. With multiple award-winning chefs now making The D their home, Chicago Tribune states, “The food and cocktail scene is on fire.” Hop on over to one of The D’s growing number of breweries and growing bar scene. Eastern Market Brewing Co. is the perfect place to sip a delicious local pint. Atwater Brewery serves German-style lagers and unique boutique ales. Batch Brewing Co. offers a revolving menu of small-batch beers along with handcrafted, scratch kitchen pub cuisine. For some creative mixology, sip an imaginative cocktail at Bad Luck Bar or belly up to Detroit’s original craft cocktail bar, Sugar House, in Corktown.

 

GO explore

Downtown Detroit’s retail shows shoppers the love with independent boutiques and national retailers including Carhartt, Nike, John Varvatos, Pingree Detroit, Bird Bee and Lululemon. Flourishing Parker’s Alley in Midtown is home to unique retail businesses like the Detroit-based Lip Bar luxury cosmetics company and The Velvet Tower vintage clothing boutique. Tap into your artistic side at Eastern Market’s Murals in the Market, the densest collection of street art in the city. The entire region is filled with must-see, world-class cultural attractions, such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, historic Motown Museum, The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Automotive Hall of Fame.

 

Detroit. It’s GO time.

It’s time to plan your next meeting in innovative, future-focused Detroit. It’s GO time.

 

For more information contact Sales Development Specialist Drew Gaines at 313-202-1990 or dgaines@visitdetroit.com.

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