USA Today Writes About Detroit's 'Booming' Hotel Industry
July 27th, 2013, 8:03 AM
Since filing bankruptcy, Detroit has gotten a lot publicity, both good and bad.
The latest: Nancy Trejos of USA Today has a story today entitled: "Detroit's bust, but its hotel industry is booming."
Trejos, a former Washington Post reporter, mentions the Pontchartain Hotel's latest reincarnation:
Just like the city, the Pontch is trying to make a comeback, this time as the Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Convention Center, a 25-story, 367-room hotel that opened July 18 with more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space, two restaurants, a lounge and an upscale café.
Detroit might be in bankruptcy, but its hotel industry is on an upward trajectory. Three casino hotels have opened in recent years. A new Starwood Aloft hotel is set to open next year in a landmark building in Grand Circus Park downtown. And developers have proposed turning a historic firehouse across from the Cobo Convention Center into a boutique hotel.