Metropolitan Building Detroit to be transformed into Element Hotel

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will debut its Element Hotels brand in Detroit in July 2018 following an adaptive re-use project of the historic Metropolitan Building.

The 14-story neo-gothic Metropolitan Building was designed by the Detroit firm of Weston and Ellington and opened in 1925 as a jewelry emporium, housing diamond cutters, goldsmiths and silver workers on the upper floors and retail on the lower levels. Building on the success of the recently opened Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney, the Element adaptive re-use project will include the restoration of the hotel’s exterior and a top-to-bottom renovation of the interior, while preserving elements of the Metropolitan Building’s original ornate lobby and mezzanine, and an outdoor patio on the 11th floor rear rooftop.

Guests can fuel their day with the healthy Rise breakfast and wind down with the Relax evening wine reception – both complimentary. Spacious studios and one-bedroom suites at Element Detroit at the Metropolitan Building will offer a fluid design of modular furniture, fully equipped kitchens, the signature Heavenly® Bed and spa-inspired bathrooms. Hotel amenities will include the Restore gourmet pantry, fast and free WiFi, complimentary bikes to borrow, a state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center and indoor swimming pool.

Located near Grand Circus Park, Element Detroit at the Metropolitan Building is in the heart of the City’s Entertainment District, just three blocks from both Comerica Park and Ford Field. Nearby attractions include Greektown, the Detroit Opera House, Fox and Filmore Theatres, as well as Downtown Detroit’s growing array of popular restaurants and bars. Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is less than half an hour away.

See a fascinating photo shoot from the building in its current state on Detroit News by clicking here.

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