by Frank Witsil
The Detroit Foundation Hotel, in the former Detroit Fire Department headquarters across the street from Cobo Center, is set to open in May.
The modern design, 100-room hotel is part of a bigger bet by hoteliers to redevelop downtown buildings in recent years to offer more upscale rooms for guests attending the annual auto show, conventions and other events.
The new hotel developments in Detroit are driven, in part, by increasing convention business and a rebounding auto industry, as well as more downtown entertainment venues, such as casinos and sports complexes.
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