The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center has completed a $30 million of its 1,298 guestrooms and 100,000 square feet of meeting space.
The year-long makeover began in January 2014 with guestroom renovations that were completed in November 2014. Remodeling of meeting room space, the two-level concierge lounge, and its 52 suites began in May 2014 and concluded in December 2014.
The 70-floor property, one of the tallest hotels in the western hemisphere, remained open throughout the project.
Renovation highlights include:
- The introduction of a colour palette (greys, taupe, teal accents, watery blue, moss green, gold) and artwork (photography of the city’s architectural landmarks) that reflect Detroit’s history, personality and location on the Detroit River.
- The addition of dedicated space for hosting small events, conducting executive board meetings or casually entertaining guests to many of the hotel’s 52 deluxe suites on floors 62 to 70.
- The refurbishment of the two-level concierge lounge with design elements like those of a modern automobile showroom—sleek furnishings, shiny edges, contemporary seating, polished surfaces, burled walnut and silver mesh, and artwork featuring actual car parts.
- High-tech innovations including the installation of touchscreen electronic reader boards located in the main lobby, by Starbucks on level one, in the first floor Motor Lobby, and near the meeting room space on all three levels.
- Bluetooth technology to sync a guest’s mobile device and deliver music through speakers mounted in the bed in the Presidential, Governor’s and Chairman’s suites.
- Kube Systems’ portable charging stations in Greatroom lobbies (part of a Marriott Hotels’ pilot program)