The city of Detroit may have recently filed for bankruptcy protection, but it looks like its hotel industry is on the upswing. While the city fights to make a resurgence, a new spate of hotels, casinos and convention centers will hopefully give it a boost.
The once-famed, once-luxurious Hotel Pontchartrain reopened in June as the Crowne Plaza Pontchartrain. With 367 rooms, 10,000 sq. ft. of space, a luxe café and proximity to the Cobo Center – which is in the process of a $290 million renovation – developers are hoping this will bring more business travelers and conferences to the downtown area.
Other signs that the hotel industry is booming: a handful of new casino hotels have opened and city developers are planning to catch a ride on the boutique hotel trend by refurbishing an historic firehouse into a boutique hotel.
Wheel Media is stoked to see areas of growth and development in Detroit.
Source: USA Today
Categories: Detroit News