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Positive stories around Detroit to keep your spirits up

Coronavirus has got us all down, but here’s a bit of positivity to take with you.

Development news roundup: impact of coronavirus, Hudson’s tower height revealed

Plus, a boutique hotel may be built in Corktown.

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Detroit’s best hotels for architecture and design lovers

Visiting Detroit soon? We’ve mapped 13 very different choices for where to stay in the Motor City.

Redevelopment of Bonstelle Theatre still moving forward, now with AC Hotel

The partnership with Roxbury Group comes after West Elm pulled out of the development last year.

Curbed Detroit’s most popular stories of 2019

Check out the most-read articles from the past year.

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Mapping the 12 biggest redevelopments underway in Detroit

These buildings are getting ready for their next act.

The Detroit sisters behind the historic Cochrane Inn

Two sisters from Detroit pounced on a real estate opportunity and made a successful bed and breakfast.

Positive press sees number of visitors to Detroit skyrocket

Convention requests rose 13 percent in 2018

The Element Detroit Hotel opens in historic Metropolitan Building

The eco-friendly hotel has 110 extended-stay guest rooms and suites.

Photos: Inside the Shinola Hotel in downtown Detroit

Old Detroit architecture mixed with a classic style and brand

Photos: The Metropolitan Building opens its doors for the first time in nearly 40 years

Another nearly-demolished downtown building has opened after an extensive restoration.

New Shinola store opening downtown on Friday

The new store will open at the Shinola Hotel on Friday. The hotel is expected to open by the end of the year.

Detroit named as a top travel destination in 2019 by Fodor’s

The Motor City makes the list of 52 go-to destinations around the world for 2019.

Workers, hotel reach an agreement at Detroit’s Westin Book Cadillac

The month-long strike at downtown’s Westin Book Cadillac as over, as the union and the hotel have reached an agreement.

Hotel workers strike at Detroit’s Westin Book Cadillac

Housekeepers, bartenders, front desk workers, and more are currently on strike at the busy downtown Detroit hotel.

Cass Corridor hotel redevelopment gets $5.69M boost from state

The mixed-use redevelopment will bring a boutique hotel and apartments next to the Masonic Temple.

New Shinola Hotel renderings released

Here’s an idea of what we can expect when the new hotel opens this December.

The Metropolitan Building has new windows

New glass has been placed in the historic frames of the building, which will reopen as the Element Detroit Hotel.

Crowne Plaza expansion on hold for now [updated]

City Council has once again voted down plans for a new tower, citing hotel conditions and labor issues.

Detroit Foundation Hotel named one of ‘World’s Greatest Places’ by Time

The old Detroit Fire Department Headquarters is now a chic hotel, and has been named a top destination in the world to visit.

Here’s what the hotel rooms at the Metropolitan Building will look like

The Element Detroit Hotel is slated to open by the end of the year.

The West Elm Hotel will now land in Brush Park

The neighboring Bonstelle Theatre could be incorporated into the development.

Welcome to the Hamtramck Hotel

Now under new ownership, this hostel and communal living property offers an affordable alternative in Hamtramck.

The Siren Hotel set to open in the Wurlitzer Building this week

ASH NYC is planning a soft opening for the hotel on this weekend. Populace Coffee and Candy Bar will also open.

The Shinola Hotel rises in Detroit

Construction is ramping up for the 130 room hotel, expected to open later this year.

Cass Corridor building to convert to boutique hotel and apartments

New plans call for the eight-story building near the Masonic Temple to be redeveloped into 70 apartments and a 100-room boutique hotel.

Development Notes: Crowne Plaza expansion, Highland Park redevelopment, and more

According to reports, we could see another tower next to the Crowne Plaza in the coming years.

Detroit lands on another must-visit list

CBS This Morning touted Detroit as a place to visit this year, saying the Motor City is coming back in a big way.

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10 Detroit developments set to debut in 2018

Apartments, offices, and three new hotels will all open in Detroit in 2018.

New renderings, video released for the Shinola Hotel

New renderings give us a clearer idea of what’s happening on Farmer Street.

Architectural Digest names Detroit a top destination for design lovers in 2018

AD notes the resurgence in Detroit hotels opening in 2017-18 and its improving infrastructure as reasons for design lovers to visit the city.

Detroit named one of the top cities to visit in the world by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet named Detroit the No. 2 city in the world to visit in 2018, calling it "America’s most ambitious renovation project."

The Metropolitan Building gets spruced up with a power wash

This downtown gem is undergoing a restoration. Exterior improvements have started, including a much-needed power wash.

At True North, a Quonset hut hosts a warm, inviting Airbnb

This Airbnb at True North gives guests a unique alternative to the downtown hotel scene.


Step inside the Foundation Hotel in Detroit’s former Fire Department Headquarters.

The stylish boutique hotel highlights local artists

Vacant for 38 years, redevelopment officially starts at the Metropolitan Building

The 1925 Neo-Gothic building will reopen in 2018 as the Element Detroit at the Metropolitan Building.

The Shinola Hotel takes shape in downtown Detroit

Three new buildings have started rising as part of the Shinola Hotel, which will open in 2018.

Development Notes: Movie theater rumors, casino & street renaming, and more

In this update, we cover the potential for a movie theater in Detroit (yes, please), the renaming of the Greektown Casino that’s underway, and more.

First look inside The Siren Hotel in the Wurlitzer Building

The boutique hotel will open by the end of the year. Here’s a peek at what’s to come.