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 adaptive re-use project includes 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 offer a fluid design of modular furniture, fully equipped kitchens, the signature Heavenly® Bed and spa-inspired bathrooms. Hotel amenities include the Restore gourmet pantry, ✅ complimentary bikes to borrow, and a state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center and indoor swimming pool.
Located near Grand Circus Park, Element Detroit 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.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 110 rooms (23-54m2) (250-600 sq ft) • hotel opened: January 2019 • architecture & interior design: Means Group (Detroit), The Roxbury Group (Ann Arbor) • bathroom amenities: Pharmacopia • parking possible on-site (charged) • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk