One of the leader’s of Detroit’s well-documented revival, Shinola’s newly opened hotel is meant to be Detroit’s living room.
The hotel is built into five early 20th century buildings in Downtown Detroit and features 129 bookable rooms, several food and drink spots and a plethora of high-end shops — but it’s also just really, really gorgeous.
The interior design work — guest rooms, lounge areas and restaurants — was handled by Gachot Studios and Kramer Design Group, a job that included creating 50 unique configurations for 10 unique room booking options.
The lobbies and communal spaces are decorated with muted furniture, bright artwork and various Detroit history Easter eggs.
Unsurprisingly, also featured throughout the hotel are a host of Shinola products, some of which are exclusive to the hotel (the Runwell Desk Clock, a striped alpaca throw blanket and a signature hotel candle to name a few).
The hotel’s five food and drink spots are helmed by one Andrew Carmellini, a chef whose résumé includes stints at multiple Michelin-starred restaurants (plenty of James Beard nods, too).
Options include cocktail spots like the Evening Bar or Living Room; beer-focused casual fare at the Brakeman or Penny Rod’s; or Southern Italian cuisine at San Morello.
The Shinola Hotel opened for business on January 2 of the new year and is taking room reservations now.