Meeting in downtown Detroit

Detroit, the erstwhile automobile capital of USA, had a bustling downtown back in its day. The city is slowly emerging from decay and I hope it regains its charm in the next decade or so. The area contains most of the prominent skyscrapers in Detroit, second largest theatre district in USA, several parks, many of which are linked by the Detroit International Riverfront, three casinos, and many little neighborhoods like the Greek town.

The Westin Book Cadillac

There is enough to do in the downtown area, my favourite being the late nineteenth and early twentieth century buildings and their urban mix with newer contemporary constructions, to keep one busy for two days. Canada is just across the Detroit river.

I had a chance to check out the Westin Book Cadillac. The hotel interior is very nice, and seems to have been recently renovated. Parking was easy, with a valet option but also self-parking next door. The staff was professional and very nice. The amenities are nice, with an indoor pool, fitness center, coffee shop, and 2 restaurants. The room was also great. The location was excellent. The hotel is easy walking distance to restaurants (including American and Lafayette Coney Islands), Campus Martius Park, a Starbucks, and some great sightseeing.

The hotel is centrally located in the downtown. While downtown Detroit is not overly lively there are a number of nice bars and restaurants in walking distance. The hotel is also close to the stadiums. The exterior is grand and the interior modern and spotless. The gym is free, fantastic, and with tons of equipment all in perfect repair.

Great location downtown as it is clean, quality and walking distance to the stadiums. Overall, it was nice and served our needs although it is pricey due to the location, but we knew that going in. The beds were oh so comfortable. The rooms were eloquent. The stay was peaceful and quiet. I do not think I have ever had a room the was soundproofed so good!


I will almost certainly return for work in 2015.