(Photo: Brendy Barr Communications)

(Photo: Brendy Barr Communications)

Detroit was once known as one of the top locales in the nation to host your company’s next big business meeting or conference. Tough times and economic downturn forced much of that business away, but the situation in Motown is now one of revitalization and many of the grand hotels within the Motor City are again open for business. Many new and stylish business hotels are opening alongside some of the city’s most historic hotels and all include wonderful amenities for today’s business traveler.

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Drive W.
Detroit, MI 48243
(313) 568-8000

When it comes to downtown Detroit hotels, you can’t ignore the biggest of them all. Quite literally, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is not only the tallest building in all of Michigan, but it is also the tallest all-hotel building in the United States. The center of this massive complex along the Detroit River is a Marriott hotel unlike any other, with scenic views of the city and Windsor, too. Known for style and constructed to help boost Detroit as a business capital, the folks here know how to treat you during your stay in the Motor City.

Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
1114 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 442-1600

As one of the oldest buildings in the heart of Detroit’s downtown, the Westin Book Cadillac not only looks like a piece of history in and of itself, but also comes with much of the charm you’d expect, as well. Just a few years ago, the Westin Book Cadillac went through a $200 million renovation to make this hotel one of the absolute top in the Midwest concerning style and accommodations. The Italian Renaissance-style hotel is now a registered landmark with the National Register of Historic Places and its business is focused on making any business professional’s trip to Motown an unforgettable one.

MGM Grand Detroit Casino & Hotel
1777 3rd St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(877) 888-2121

Where better to stay during your business excursion to the Motor City than somewhere where you can prepare in luxury for your next meeting during the day and come back to at night to relax and enjoy yourself? MGM Grand Detroit offers some of the best amenities for the savvy business traveler within the city limits of Detroit, including access to incredible food at the variety of Wolfgang Puck restaurants, access to an old-time sports pub at the TAP Brewery or any number of casino games within the immense and spectacular gaming floor.

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Hotel St. Regis
3071 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 873-3000

The legendary Hotel St. Regis is a luxury boutique hotel located in the historic New Center area of Detroit. The entire area is brimming with charm as the hotel connects to Cadillac Place and the Fisher Building, both National Historic Landmarks and two of Detroit’s most recognizable and awe-inspiring skyscrapers. Everyone from Martin Luther King Jr. to rock star Mick Jagger has stayed within the friendly confines of the Hotel St. Regis, so taking care of the unassuming business traveler is an easy bid for these folks. The signature restaurant, La Musique, offers plenty of wonderful dining options in a relaxed atmosphere; something that all has to be seen to believe.

MotorCity Casino Hotel
2901 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 237-7711

Elegance is the name of the game at Detroit’s own MotorCity Casino Hotel. With its AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant Iridescence, stress-reducing pampering sessions at the D.Tour Spa and intimate theater-style shows at Sound Board, MotorCity has almost too many options to choose from when considering the comfort of the weary business man or woman. The MotorCity Hotel has business travel in mind, offering free Wi-Fi throughout the the entire building, rooms and lobbies, multiple desktop power outlets, free 24-hour printing services, 24-hour concierge service and fitness center and much, much more.

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Michael Ferro is freelance writer and a graduate of Michigan State University where he majored in Creative Writing and received the Jim Cash Creative Writing Award. Born and bred in Detroit, he currently resides in Ypsilanti Township. Additional writing can be found at Examiner.com.