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Detroit Meeting Planner's Guide


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  • Think big in the meeting spaces at the Westin Hotel - Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

  • The GM Renaissance Center is an architectural downtown landmark.

  • Suburban Collection Showplace has a 214,000-sq.-ft. exhibit floor.

  • Macomb Center for the Performing Arts is a stylish, graceful space for private events.

  • Relax in the open, modern lobby of the Radisson Hotel Detroit.

Destination Districts

Metro Detroit's High Five

Metro Detroit is a melting pot of ethnicities, activities, industries and lifestyles. It’s what makes the area unique and attractive when it comes to playing host to your meeting or convention. Planners can stop worrying about filling up attendee agendas and what to do with free time, because metro Detroit never lacks for variety and great itineraries of fun things to eat, do and see.

Each of Detroit’s neighboring five destination districts — Dearborn/Wayne, Downtown Detroit, Greater Novi, Macomb and Oakland — has its own character and laundry list of hot spots and events, helping complete the diverse roster of metro Detroit’s extracurricular activities. And no matter what district you and your group decide to play in, you will have the opportunity to experience one of Detroit’s greatest assets — its people.

To D-Code each area's personality, click on the Detroit district name below and let your exploration begin.


Downtown Detroit

Greater Novi



Map of Metro Detroit Destinations Oakland Greater Novi Dearborn/Wayne Downtown Detroit Macomb

… I love a great comeback story!

… of the arts, history, Cobo Center and total cool factors like @detroitrvrfrnt.

… I grew up there. I am amazed at all the new and wonderful things, especially Cobo Center.

… the downtown transformation is truly amazing! Check out America’s greatest comeback city!


 "The city's industrial past is already giving way to a high tech future, and the excitement we've seen throughout the city ­ as well as the success that new tech firms have already had ­ is making the Big D one of the best places to launch a tech startup this year."

— Dan Blacharski, editor-in-chief String





… of the Motown music!

… the newly renovated Cobo Center looks amazing and is a great venue for conventions!

… it’s a comeback city making headlines at a great value!


"Detroit is one of the most beautiful cities as far as its architecture and the friendly population.."  Check out Irene's video.

— Irene Healey, Founder of newAttitude
… of its resurgence, breweries and distilleries.


Fast Fact

Detroit is a great sports town with the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and Detroit Red Wings playing downtown, and the Detroit Pistons in Oakland County.