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Llyn
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Post Number: 1840
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 6:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

With all the new hotel rooms under construction, I knew it was time for this list. Any additions, deletions, observations?

One of the objections to an expanded Cobo was that downtown needed more rooms. How about now?

Enjoy...

CBD - hotels proposed:

none

CBD - hotels in progress (in no particular order):

1. Double Tree Pick Fort Shelby 204 rooms (construction starting)
2. Westin Book Cadillac 455 rooms (under construction)
3. MGM Casino 400 rooms prox. (under construction)
4. Greektown Casino 400 rooms prox. (under construction)

Total rooms: 1459

CBD - hotels existing (in no particular order):

1. Rencen Marriott 1,298 rooms
2. Courtyard by Marriot Millender Center 260 rooms
3. Pontchartrain Hotel 384 units
4. Atheneum Suite Hotel 174 units
5. Hilton Garden Inn 198 rooms
6. Ramada 192 rooms (?)
7. Holiday Inn Express 241 rooms
8. Milner Hotel 132 rooms
9. The Park Avenue 120 rooms
10. Shorecrest Motor Inn 30 rooms

Total rooms: 3,029

Nearby - hotels existing (in no particular order):

1, Omni Detroit River Place 108 rooms
2. Motor City Casino 400 rooms prox.
3. Days Inn 60 rooms
4, Comfort Inn 78 rooms
5. The Corktown Inn 150 rooms
6. Hotel St Regis 120 rooms (subtract for new condos?)
7. Inn on Ferry Street 40 rooms

Total rooms 956

(Message edited by llyn on May 10, 2007)
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Spiritofdetroit
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 8:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ramada is no longer Ramada. Now its just the Leland. And NOT a place you would want tourists or conventioneers to stay
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Cmubryan
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 8:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought Park Avenue was apts. Pontchartrain is about to be "Sheraton Riverside."
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Urbanize
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 8:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

He meant the Hotel Park Ave., not the Park apts. Cumbryan.
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Cmubryan
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 9:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is that an actual hotel? I was always under the impression it was more of a residence for long-term tenants.
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Urbanize
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Post Number: 1200
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 9:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No, it's an actual hotel. It has a beautiful lobby and I believe a website. I don't think it's spoke upon much though because of it's area.

Here's the review page for it on AOL Citysearch

http://detroit.citysearch.com/profile/5219066/?brand=smx_hotel-nc

It's an hotel, but you're right, it appears to be an housing building for young kids.

(Message edited by Urbanize on May 10, 2007)
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 9:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

what? no viking or shorecrest???
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Urbanize
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Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 2:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

he did say Shorecrest Dp, but nice catch on the Viking (although that would be like saying the Tip Motel).
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Docmo
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Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 6:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would consider the Shorecrest out of the CBD. It is east of 375. If you want to include it, you should also include the Motor City Casino hotel.
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Gannon
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Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 11:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

IF these will be referenced by visitors, then by all means if it doesn't double the cab fare it should be included.

Three bucks'll get you to and from Corktown, Eastern Market, Midtown, Brush Park, Jefferson east to Belle Isle and west to Rancho Delrayo...yeah, I'd put 'em on a list with disclaimer about the lack of easy walk-ability.

There are NOT too many, and we could perk the B&Bs in Brush Park and Corktown in the process. Are there any Bed and Breakfasts operating in Indian Village yet?! Should be.


Anyone ever do a survey of B&Bs in this town?! Some folk will only travel that way. H-m-m-n-n, another storyline idea...if it hasn't already been done.


We still have a Euro-style hostel operating, too? It's been a while since anyone mentioned that one that Sean Harrington ran above the Town Pump...I can only guess that it's gone now. Forgive me if I'm a decade or MORE out of date, at one time we met the best Euro travellers hanging at the Town Pump...in the early days before it got trendy-busy.


Cheers!
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Detroitplanner
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Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 11:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was looking for SHorecrest as outside the CBD too... I suppose we all have different ways of dividing up the City.
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Llyn
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Post Number: 1841
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Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 2:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the input. Yes, including the Shorecrest in the CBD but not Motor City Casino is kind of arbitrary. My thinking was that Shorecrest is so very close to the Rencen and the people mover - even though just past the I-375 split - that it should be included based on ease of walkability. Didn't feel that way about Motor City, although it's not so far that you couldn't or wouldn't walk it. Just feels... farther.

Anyone know how many rooms the Viking Motel has? Missed that one.

Also forgot about the new B abd B in Brush Park. Anyone remember the name or how many rooms it has? That's the one on Winder, right?

Anyone have any idea what kind of impact that new rooms might have on the convention trade, if any?

quote:

It's been a while since anyone mentioned that one that Sean Harrington ran above the Town Pump.



That's the one mentioned on the list as the The Park Avenue. It's still there.
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Llyn
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Post Number: 1842
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Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 - 2:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

PS Anyone know if there's still a possibility of a hotel at Ford Field?
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Llyn
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Post Number: 1845
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Posted on Monday, May 14, 2007 - 8:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

One self-serving bump...

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