Detroit Foundation Hotel named one of top new hotels

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Detroit Foundation Hotel was named one of the best new hotels in the world by luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler.

The Apparatus Room at the Foundation Hotel in downtown Detroit

Just over 100 hotels made the list, which was compiled by traveling editors, reporters and photographers.

Reporter Meghan McEwen called the spot “a rare hotel for Detroit, with an authentic scene and a top restaurant (for the city, period).” The hotel was praised for its decor and the Apparatus Room restaurant with Michelin-starred chef Thomas Lents.

She also applauded the lobby scene, writing that “it’s one of those hotels where people actually want to hang out in the lobby. You’ll see local creatives, hipsters, and boss ladies decamping in the lobby for meetings or to use the podcasting studio and an adjacent small, quiet lounge.”

She also described the hotel as “a game-changer.”

Detroit Foundation Hotel, which opened in May 2017 in a former fire station, is at 250 W. Larned in Detroit.

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