Shinola Hotel, Detroit

We’ve covered the Detroit brand, Shinola, many a time here on the pages of The Coolector as they have been largely responsible for a resurgence in American watchmaking and take great pride in their Detroit roots. They really have gone from strength to strength in the last few years and this has culminated in them opening a decidedly glorious looking boutique hotel in the city of their birth…time to check in to Shinola Hotel.

Shinola Hotel in Detroit has been a few years in the making and relies on the company’s great love of the city to really welcome travellers to the home of American industry. It is located in the heart of the city’s historic Woodward shopping district, and this sophisticated looking, 129-room boutique hotel delivers a completely original hospitality experience that showcases everything that Detroit has to offer in one of the most laid back and stylish hotels we’ve seen in some time here at Coolector HQ.

Majestic Motown 

Shinola Hotel’s accommodations have been meticulously designed with various different layouts – which feature handcrafted millwork, custom mattresses, and wallpaper which take their inspiration from patterns discovered during the renovation process. The property marries two gloriously restored buildings – namely, the old T.B. Rayl & Co. sporting goods and hardware store and a former Singer sewing-machine store – with three brand new buildings which have been modelled after downtown Detroit’s iconic architecture.

A stay at Shinola Hotel in Detroit will give you a chance to enjoy some first class culinary delights. You can indulge in a diverse array of culinary experiences which will include some of the finest new restaurants in the city of Detroit. Whether you want to grab a classic cocktail in the Living Room or Evening Bar, chow down on the authentic Southern Italian dishes at San Morello, or try the brews and Detroit-style fried chicken at The Brakeman and Penny Red’s, there really is something to suit every taste at Shinola Hotel.

With quality craftsmanship and phenomenal service as its foundation, the Shinola Hotel in Detroit is a partnership between Shinola, the Detroit-based watch and leather goods manufacturer, and Bedrock, which is Detroit’s premier multi-service real estate firm. The hotel, which is operated by Mac&Lo, boasts food and beverage from NoHo Hospitality, and design from Gachot Studios and Kraemer Design Group and all of this combines together to deliver a boutique experience which is already making waves across America.

Considerable Comfort

A stay at the Shinola Hotel will be a decidedly relaxing and comfortable one with so much care and attention going into the design and finish of the rooms at the hotel. The spacious rooms have a wonderful residential feel with cozy mid-century modern furniture, which have been built to age gracefully. Earthy tones create a calming atmosphere, while loft-style windows provide plenty of natural light and views of the city. There are slight variations in layout from room to room and thoughtful details provide a unique sense of character and place.

If you find yourself in the city of Detroit in 2019 and want a hotel that is engrained in the city’s history then a visit to the Shinola Hotel is an absolute must. Shinola are a brand that take great pride in the history of Detroit and they are helping to secure its future with this first class hotel in the heart of the city’s most iconic area.

Leo Davie
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