by JC Reindl
A long-empty building in Detroit that had a trashed interior with trees growing on its roof reopened Monday following a top-to-bottom renovation as an extended-stay hotel downtown.
The new 110-room hotel, called The Element at the Metropolitan, fills the old Metropolitan Building, 33 John R, which had sat vacant since 1979.
It is the first Element by Westin hotel in the state, a brand owned by Marriott International with environmentally friendly designs and features. Nightly rates start at $189.
Read more at Hotel Online News.