Locals and longtime guests of the Hotel Saint Regis Detroit will discover a fresh new look at the New Center District property come fall 2020.

Originally opened in 1966, the 125-room hotel’s elegance and charm have drawn foreign dignitaries and rock stars from around the world through the years, creating a legendary Detroit landmark as it played host to renowned patrons like Martin Luther King, Jr., Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger and countless Motown stars. Much like the city’s own rejuvenation, a full refresh of the hotel’s lobby, restaurant, guest rooms and event spaces will see a classic venue reimagined as a sophisticated, state-of-the-art facility.

“Tasteful improvements will pay homage to the hotel’s midcentury origins,” says General Manager Oz Sheikh. Original historic archways and lanterns adorn the entrance hall to the hotel’s Grand Ballroom, while sleek, modern touches will breathe new life into the cultured property. “Unique features of the renovation include a partnership with the Detroit Institute of Arts, which will showcase artwork in our main ‘living room,’ or lobby space, and the ballroom corridor.”

Located one block from Detroit’s QLine, next to Wayne State University, Henry Ford Hospital, Fisher Theatre and Cadillac Place and just minutes from major venues including Comerica Park, Little Caesars Arena and Ford Field, the hotel offers a total of 5,000 square feet of meeting space in the heart of Detroit’s hustle and bustle. The newly renovated 4,290-square-foot Grand Ballroom, which accommodates up to 400 guests theater-style, features 14-foot ceilings, high-level finishes and ample prefunction space, allowing for effortless event customization and controlled traffic flow. The hotel’s additional meeting spaces range from nearly 900 to 1,500 square feet, accommodating anywhere from 20 to 160 guests based on event design. The hotel also offers high-tech audio-visual capabilities and a wide selection of catering menu options for easy customization.

When executed safely, in-person meetings and events are possible. But it’s been tough for meeting planners across the nation, due to differing state-by-state and even county-by-county guidelines. In some areas, meetings and events have returned a while ago, but for others, it’s hard to imagine what planning a meeting would be like.

 

The fare and flare of Spain has arrived in downtown Grand Rapids with the opening of the new MDRD, pronounced Madrid, on the 27th floor of the tower at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (previously Cygnus27 restaurant). While the feel and flavors have changed, the unparalleled views of downtown and the Grand River means that this space still provides the best skyline dining in the city. Here, every seat is the “best seat in the house.”

 

It’s not everyday you get the chance to log off, ditch the meetings and let loose with a can of spray paint and a blank canvas. 
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