Located in the Heart of Detroit’s Entertainment District, Element Detroit at the Metropolitan is set to bring a dose of sustainable luxury to the city – as well as new life to one of the city’s most iconic buildings that has sat vacant for 40 years.

Element Hotels, part of Marriott International, along with Detroit-based Roxbury Group and Means Group, have announced the exciting opening of Element Detroit at the Metropolitan, marking the debut of the stylish and eco-focused hotel brand in Michigan.

Sustainability is at this centre of the new property. The new hotel features decor and artwork from repurposed and recycled materials, low VOC paint, and every light bulb in the building is LED. All guest rooms provide travelers with a filtered water system within each room.

In the bathroom, guests will find low-flow faucets and toilets, as well as environmentally conscious body lotion, shampoo, conditioner and soap, containing certified organic ingredients by Pharmacopia, an all-natural vegan and cruelty-free brand. The hotel’s standard rooms are outfitted with a mini-fridge, microwave and sink, while the studios and one-bedroom guest rooms are outfitted with a refrigerator, sink, microwave, dishwasher and two burner cooktops.

The hotel, which has been incorporated into a renovated 92-year-old neo-Gothic building in the heart of Detroit’s entertainment district, aims to fuel a balanced life for travelers on the road. Designed for today’s mindful traveler, Element Hotels has redefined the longer stay experience with a nature-inspired design philosophy that is clean, modern and bright.

The Metropolitan Building, was originally opened in 1925 and previously was a destination for jewelers and shoppers alike. The Element Detroit at the Metropolitan features 110 studio and one-bedroom guest rooms.

As well as luxury rooms, the hotel will also be home to a rooftop bar and patio, The Monarch Club at The Metropolitan, with private event space and unparalleled views of downtown Detroit and Comerica Park, the home of the Detroit Tigers.

Extreme care was taken throughout the renovation process to preserve as many of the original features of the building as possible, including the exterior façade, an ornate vaulted ceiling in the interior lobby, interior decorative stair cases, and original terrazzo flooring on the guest corridors.

“The restoration and rebirth of this building with the Element Detroit at the Metropolitan as its centerpiece is a testament to the resilient spirit of Detroit,” said David Di Rita, co-founder and principal of The Roxbury Group.

When the building closed 40 years ago, it would have been hard for Detroiters of that era to have imagined that it would come back to life in this way, particularly with so many of its beautiful original features still in tact. We’re delighted to be able to offer Detroit’s first extended-stay hotel to the city’s residents and visitors, and look forward to adding some fantastic social destinations to our increasingly vibrant Theatre District soon.”

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