“After declaring bankruptcy in 2013, Detroit is making a comeback with a wave of hotel and restaurant openings, improved transportation, and revamped green public spaces. Most of the new hotels occupy gorgeous heritage buildings, including Aloft, with its $92 million restoration of the Neo-classical David Whitney Building, and the soon-to-open Element Detroit, which plans to transform the landmark 1925 Metropolitan Building into a 110-room boutique and retail complex. Other highly-anticipated debuts: the Detroit-born lifestyle brand Shinola’s first hotel and an outpost of West Elm’s new hospitality brand. The city’s culinary offerings are growing, too, with buzz-worthy spots in Corktown and in the renovated GAR Building, and the arrival of a Founders Brewing Co. satellite in Midtown’s South Cass neighborhood.”
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