One of the many benefits of Detroit’s revival is the new life given to many of the old abandoned or shuttered buildings. One of the most recent to see new life is the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters in Downtown Detroit just across from Cobo Center.
From the Detroit News article
The refurbished hotel, which is a contrast of “old and new,” is five stories and sits on the corner of West Larned and Washington, across from the Cobo Center and three blocks from Campus Marius park.
The hotel was designed by Detroit-based McIntosh Poris Associates and Simeone Deary Design Group, who together created a space that demonstrates an appreciation for Detroit’s past while celebrating the city’s exciting future, said Mario Tricoci, co-founder and CEO of Aparium Hotel Group.
Included in the hotel are features such as the iconic red arched firehouse doors and historic glazed brick tiles, which are set along side modern fixtures.
Guestrooms contain reclaimed and repurposed moldings and “a reinterpretation of fordite sitting side-by-side with industrial chic and automotive inspired furniture pieces,” according to the hotel.
“Our team is thrilled to join the Detroit market,” Tricoci said. “In creating this hotel, we are collaborating with local makers, artists and innovators to introduce a true Detroit experience for both locals and visitors.”
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