New Crowne Plaza® Detroit Downtown Hotel to Open On Historic Site of Fort Ponchartrain

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    IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has recently announced the opening of the Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Convention Center hotel. Formerly the Ponchartrain Hotel, the property recently underwent a substantial renovation, with upgrades to all of the guest rooms as well as to its common areas and the exterior. This Detroit hotel, located at 2 Washington Blvd. in downtown Detroit, offers visitors breathtaking views of the Detroit River and the city skyline. It is adjacent to Detroit’s COBO Convention Center and minutes away from the headquarters of General Motors® and other major corporations. The hotel is also close to major sporting venues, including Joe Louis Arena and Ford Field, home to the Detroit Lions football team.

    The 25-story Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Convention Center hotel has 367 guestrooms, of which more than 60 are suites. Guests can take advantage of a variety of amenities, including an indoor pool, a business centre and a well-outfitted fitness centre. More than 10,000 square feet of meeting space is available, with nine meeting rooms and a ballroom that can be configured to accommodate a banquet for more than 350 people. Additionally, the hotel is equipped with an executive level floor with a separate lounge, as well as concierge service and valet parking.

    The hotel includes two restaurants, a lounge and an upscale café and gift shop. Guests looking for a casual bistro environment for breakfast, lunch or dinner can visit Reflections, a full-service restaurant. For more formal dining, the hotel offers dinner at the Top of the Ponch restaurant. Guests can also find a varied menu of lunch and dinner items at the hotel’s Lobby Bar, including options for late-night room service.

    The hotel features the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage® program, which encompasses the entire sleep experience, from training staff on how to create and maintain a restful environment to providing innovative products and services. Program components include signature bedding, guaranteed wake-up calls, designated quiet zones and aromatherapy.

    The Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Convention Center hotel, owned by Hotel Ponchartrain LLC, and operated by Equity Hospitality Management, is franchised by an affiliate of IHG.

    Daniel Fountain / 04.08.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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