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Eric
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Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 1:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

MGM now has released interior images for the hotel

http://www.mgmgranddetroit.com /meetings/
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Gistok
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Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 11:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I couldn't get all the pics to come up, but it looks pretty nice.
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Downtown_remix
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Posted on Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 11:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Damn downtown Detroit is going to be top notch soon with such developement
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Thejesus
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 9:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

wow...those look better than I expected them to...

the bar and the restaurant look especially nice, and to guest rooms have a very contemporary look to them...
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Club_boss
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 9:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Really nice pic's
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Genesyxx
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 10:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rooms are looking sweet!
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 1:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That seafood restaurant looks really cool. Too bad I'm allergic to shellfish, but good thing I'm not allergic to gin and tonics. Bring 'em on.
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Crew
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 1:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Grand Penthouse looks pretty cool. I would take one of those as a condo! Replace the pantry with a galley kitchen, add a small laundry room and I'm all over it.

(Message edited by Crew on March 19, 2007)
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Goat
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 2:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought it looked a little like a college kid's Ikea apartment. The whole decor is rather blase IMO. The look will be dated very quickly so I do hope they plan on renovating frequently.
That being said, I love the design of the exterior! It puts Harrah's Casino Windsor to shame.
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Bobj
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 2:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The whole thing inside and out looks much better than I had hoped when these were first announced and then scaled back.

It looks like a fun place to hang out and spend the night
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Peter
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 2:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

All of the images of the rooms are the Deluxe King, I wonder how the less expensive rooms will compare...
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Craggy
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 2:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Boy, the windows sure suck... ;)
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Dialh4hipster
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 2:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looked like a college kid's ikea apartment?

You really need a new frame of reference, and I'm guessing you said that because Ikea is your only exposure to contemporary furniture styles. It's ok, it happens.

Super NOT Ikea, btw.
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Goat
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 3:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We have been down this road before Dialh4hipter. I do not like that style of contemorary furniture. The reason I used "Ikea" was because most people would understand where I was coming from (not my only exposure as there a many places in town that sell the same boring style). It just looks a little like a mish-mash of '60s and '70s style to me (maybe even the'80s as I see pale colours and chrome and grey making a comeback. What's next hunter greens and peach colours?). It seems boring and not very exciting to say the least, something I find in every person's house or apartment nowadays.
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Jt1
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 3:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

It seems boring and not very exciting to say the least, something I find in every person's house or apartment nowadays.



So you are saying that your taste is right and everyone else's is wrong?
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Matt
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 3:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So where did you say your background in interior design was from, Goat?
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Goat
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 3:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jt1, not at all. I found it to be exactly as I stated, just like most people's houses that I know. It is the same style everywhere. Once the style is saturated in the market it is not eye catching any longer and becomes rather boring and uninspired. For me, if I were to gamble at the establishment and then stay the night I would hope it would be a different experience than staying at "any" hotel room. I thought it would set itself apart from the rest.

Matt, I never said I had a background in interior design. But sadly enough many "interior designers" think they are the shit when they really have, IMO, awful taste. Being an interior designer does not make a person a good designer in any way.

Geez people. It is my opinion, you would think I crucified Christ with the peanut gallery getting in a frothy fit over this.
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Jt1
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 3:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fair point.
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Dialh4hipster
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 3:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Peanut gallery?

Who's the peanut, Peanut?

My point is that Ikea is not a good comparison for this style. You really can't lump all contemporary design into one neat little package, just as you can't lump all traditional design.

But if you are not able to comment on the nuances of style, perhaps don't comment at all?

I am sure you will bust a nut over the Book Cadillac's style.
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Susanarosa
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 3:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

I am sure you will bust a nut over the Book Cadillac's style.



Will that be in the style of Grandma's Living Room? Country Kitchen? Navajo Chic?
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Thejesus
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 3:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't know what demographic Goat falls into, but the style of the new hotel along with it's restaurant and bar were clearly designed to attract a younger, professional "hip" crowd...I wouldn't expect those over 50 to like it much...no offense or anything and again I don't know how old Goat is...just saying that it's clear what MGM had in mind with that design...
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Goat
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 3:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sorry DialH, but not a fan of "over the top" syles either such as Rococco, Venetian or Jacobean The same with heavily carved styles such as Elizabethan or Belgian (I do love art nouveau though).
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Matt
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 4:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The bigger question is this... What the hell is wrong with Ikea? :P
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Dialh4hipster
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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2007 - 4:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Goat, don't apologize to me! I never said you were a fan of those styles. Nor did I say the Book-Cadillac will be done in that style.
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Royce
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Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 12:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What was that image of a woman's silhouette in the wall about? Are you going to be able to see your significant other taking a shower is an orange-light silhouette? That was weird.

(Message edited by royce on March 24, 2007)
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Bvos
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Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 1:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The MGM hotel rooms will be in a class all by themselves in the Detroit hotel market. There is no hotel currently in Detroit that can match the decor of this hotel. Right now all the Detroit hotels have the conference center/chain hotel look: same bland furniture and same bland decor that's the same in Beloit, WI or Detroit, MI.

This decor and furniture gets the MGM pretty close to a boutique hotel. Can't wait to see what the Motor City does. They should give them a run for their money. Over all it's a very good contemporary design for the place.

For the person that was concerned about the decor becoming dated, don't worry. The hotel industry (except in Detroit it seems) redecorates at least once every 5 years (usually sooner in busy markets) and does major overhauls of their hotels at least once every seven-ten years. Since these are casino hotels they will keep up with industry standards.
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Dialh4hipster
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Word on the street is that between the MGM and the Book-Cadillac, Dearborn's Ritz-Carlton and Birmingham's Townsend are in for a bit of trouble.
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French777
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Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 8:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

what about Rochester's Royal Park Hotel
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Dialh4hipster
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Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 8:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There is no word on the street about that hotel's prospects.
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Downtown_remix
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Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 9:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This hotel reminds me of the STANDARD hotel in Hollywood and Downtown LA. ALL the "cool" people hang out on the rooftop bar,and retro cafe.
With the amazing growth of the auto industry,and this amazing current re-incarnation of an empire,a city that built the first tire plants,mattress plants,stove plants,the first freakin car!.we have a unique opPortunity to re-mix these Amazing theaters,An amazing riverfront that will soon be filled with condo and parks,An island park that can't compare to any other,frozen in time castles(GAR,BRUSH PARK,WOODBRIDGE,WHITNEY,Gothic skyscrapers straight outta those Hitchock films,,make them live-in structures,surrounded by totally futuristic casino hotels.Wayne State has suddenly seem to be alot closer to CBD now that Woodward,Brush,JohnR,Second,Th ird,finally filling in the gaps. Students are walking around downtown in its current state,staring at these buildings, and slowly,merchandise is catching the vibration. THis summer will see Downtown on a re construction Marathon, putting finishing touches on MGM, and MOTOR CITY..ITS AN AMAZING TIME."""MATRIX PART 5.PHOENIX IS RISING
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Detroitduo
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Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 9:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If anyone figures out what Downtown_remix is taking, let me know! I need me somma that!
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Matt
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Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 10:02 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't know, but Downtown_remix is reminding me a hell of a lot like Danny or Ghettoman.
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Crew
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Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 10:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

just wait until he tell you the exact number of blacks living in Livonia or Romeo in 2056
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Downtown_remix
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Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 11:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

lol.Maybe leaving the state for 10 years,i have a different outlook. I wasn't here through the "war" of 67,nor thoughout the harsh 90s that lead to the complete shutdown of any existing retail or entertainment. I was in LA LA land,where nothing is real. IS it my optomism that bothers you all? My zest for life offend you? Even my associates from years past thing Detroit will only get worst. They don't know about the billions of dollars in development going down in a very small section of the city.New blood like myself will be he ones running this city.sorry
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Dialh4hipster
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Posted on Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 12:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The old blood was once new blood too.
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Downtown_remix
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Yea but there was some kind of pesticide in the air that caused negativity,racism,divide,dis-h armony,the 8MILE RULE. Now is the beginning of like minded individuals,full of passion and not dogged down by the ugly past that has crippled the city
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B24liberator
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Going back a tad up-thread: I'm with Royce; what's with that peekaboo feature-- Schitt like that freaks me out! I don't want to "peek" at the shower or worse, the 60 year old business man in the next room over-- Yikes!
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Dbest
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Amen Remix! This board is filled with non believers,I hope these casinos will help, and thank you for noticing looks can be deceiving until you live somewhere in this case Detroit (real) compared to LA LA Land with its fake elements of society! I hope people like you are the ones directing this city in its new era!
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Fastcarsfreedom
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That peek-a-boo is terrifying--I sincerely hope that isn't in every room.

Who was predicting doom for the Ritz-Carlton--seriously, I hope that was sarcasm. The Dearborn R-C is a great hotel that will co-exist nicely with the Casinos and B-C.
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Gistok
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Welcome to the Forum Dbest!

Fastcarsfreedom, I don't mind the Dearborn R-C and Birmingham Townsend doing well... but when performers and Hollywood hoi poloi come to the city to perform, it would be nice if they slept here as well.

Downtown-remix... I'll take 5 of whatever you're on! :-)
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Urbanize
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Does anyone know what hotel the WWE wrestlers will be staying at this weekend. I can assure that it's not in Downtown, but just curious to which suburban hotel McMahon chose.
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Dialh4hipster
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Fastcar/Tracy Chapman, I didn't say those hotels were doomed. I just said they were in for some trouble.
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Dbest
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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 2:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gistok Thanks!
This is hands down my favorite website, Ive been stalking it for the last three years or so, anyways always found you people to be very smart when it comes to the city and its core issues! THANKYOU for three great years!
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Thejesus
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"Word on the street is that between the MGM and the Book-Cadillac, Dearborn's Ritz-Carlton and Birmingham's Townsend are in for a bit of trouble."

I guess I understand your wishful thinking, but that's ridiculous...most of our companies aren't even located in Detroit...they're in places like Dearborn, Auburn Hills, Troy, Southfield, etc...

Plus is going to be at least a decade and a half before downtown Detroit is anyone near as "clean" and pleasant for out-of-towners as those areas are...just a fact

(Message edited by thejesus on March 27, 2007)
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Detroitrulez
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based on my experience, it looks a lot like THEHotel at Mandalay Bay....
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Dialh4hipster
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Jesus thejesus (and others)! I only repeated what I heard. I didn't say it was my words or my wishful thinking.

However the Dearborn RC really isn't that great and it is near absolutely nothing, except maybe the Hentry Ford and FoMoCo. The Townsend fares a little better in that regard. But I wouldn't be surprised to see the market get a little more competitive.

And at least now I'll have hotels that I can actually recommend to friends and colleagues when they come to stay.

But these two hotels are
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I personally think that once all the casino hotels and the BC are open you are going to see a material increase in the desirability of Downtown Detroit as a place to stay for out of towners. Downtown already is the venue for major sporting convention, theater attractions and many restaurant areas.. Birmingham offers a great array of shopping and restaurants but little name attractions for entertainment. I think you will find Downtown very competitive for the hotel dollar because of its offerings when compared to the mentioned areas.
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Eric
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It's not that ridiculous, the B-C and MGM will be able challenge the the Ritz and Townsend in terms of quality.
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Have you all seen the lobby of the Greektown hotel? No hotel in Michigan comes close to these 3 hotels with casinos to boot.I went to the Woodward place condo's at Woodward an 75. I was even givin a tour of the Garden Lofts off 75 across from comerica park. Simply awesome

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