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Detroit’s Renaissance Center Hotel To Get $30M Facelift

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(Photo: Brendy Barr Communications)

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DETROIT (WWJ) Add this to the list of good things happening in Detroit: the Marriott hotel at the Renaissance Center is getting a $30 million facelift.

The work will kick off in February 2014 for the hotel that has 1,329 guest rooms and 100,000 square feet of meeting space.

The redesign promises to make it “uniquely Detroit.”

The Detroit Marriott is one of the tallest hotels in the western hemisphere and its massive makeover will take about a year to complete. The 70-floor hotel will remain open throughout the project with a few floors undergoing reconstruction at a time.

“We’re energized by the current revival of Detroit and excited to be a big part of it by making a $30 million investment in a landmark property that welcomes visitors from around the globe to our amazing city!” said Shonda Johnson, Area General Manager of the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. “Like Detroit, we’re undergoing our own rebirth of an original icon.”

So what will it look like?

“The designers immersed themselves in the fabric of the region and Detroit to incorporate the city’s vibe and personality into the new, comfortably modern décor theme,” a spokeswoman said in a press release. “The color palate is neutrals and greys with teal accents, providing the perfect backdrop to stunning photography of Detroit architectural landmarks that will adorn the walls. “

The new meeting rooms will feature the colors of a Michigan beach at sunset — mauve, taupe, purple and brown. Renovations include an extensive remodeling of the ballroom and exhibit hall space to allow greater functionality of the meeting space.

As part of the overall brand transformation, Detroit Marriott guests will enjoy many new amenities and technological innovations. The enhanced amenity package includes a new line of personal care items, such as soaps and shampoos, as well as new bedding and linens.

The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is located on the riverfront in the heart of downtown Detroit. The hotel’s guest rooms offer some of the most spectacular views in all for Detroit with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the city skyline, the Detroit River and Canada.

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