• More than 32 million passengers travel in and out of Detroit Metro Airport every year.

  • 25 percent of all trade between the U.S. and Canada crosses the Ambassador Bridge.

  • Ride a historic steam-powered locomotive in The Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village.

  • The Dearborn Inn is located near Ford Motor Company headquarters and The Henry Ford.

  • Suburban Collection Showplace plays host to events, exhibits and shows throughout the year.

Top Ten

It's simple. This city is on the upturn, ready for anything. A complete package destination with the resources to make any conference, convention or meeting a success. 

Need more? We’ve got hundreds of facts stockpiled to back up what we say and why you should say YES to Detroit. Here's our Top 10:  

1
Detroit Metropolitan Airport ranked #1 in customer satisfaction by J. D. Power & Associates. Detroit is only a 90-minute flight from 60 percent of the nation's population.
 
2
Detroit is an international destination that shares a border with Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit Windsor Tunnel link the two travel-friendly countries.
 
3
Choose from 40,000 competitively priced hotel rooms ranging from luxury to boutique hotels and charming inns. Major hotel brands like DoubleTree, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Westin and three top-of-the-line downtown casino hotels – are all just minutes away from Cobo Center on Detroit's international riverfront.
 
4
Downtown's Cobo Center is undergoing a $279 million renovation that will be completed in 2014.
 
5
Five neighboring Destination Districts offer a diverse selection of meeting spaces, lodging, dining, entertainment, museums, shopping and playful waterways.
 
6
Detroit's neighboring districts offer additional meeting planning options including the Novi Suburban Collection Showplace is a world-class exposition, conference, and banquet center.
 
7
Non-traditional meeting and event venues sport new ways to score big with attendees at downtown’s Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, and Ford Field where the Detroit Lions roar.
 
8
The Henry Ford, is America's greatest history attraction and offers unique meeting and learning experiences. Just 15 minutes from downtown Detroit.
 
9
Detroit's Cultural Center, just three miles from downtown in The D’s thriving Midtown district, is filled with a landscape of art, science and history museums, the campuses of Wayne State University and College for Creative Studies, dining, entertainment and much more. High-tech startups and businesses like Shinola call this area home.
 
10
Metro Detroit is among the nation's largest theater districts in the country with more than 13,000 theater seats so your attendees have no shortage of entertainment options.
 

"Obviously, Detroit is the place to be when it comes to [manufacturing] technology." See Sam's testimonial.


— Sam Canning, Griffith University, Queensland, Australiaachers Association
… Detroit has a great blend of cultural, entertainment and lodging options.
-@jdward66

jdward66
… it’s a comeback city making headlines at a great value!
-@tracijames_cmp

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

davidwendya

 "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, Techie.com editor-in-chief String

 

 

 

 

"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 the arts, history, Cobo Center and total cool factors like @detroitrvrfrnt.
-@bestbybeth

bestbybeth
… I want to be part of something amazing, a revitalization of making America great again.
-@cbello

cbello
… I know how hard everybody has worked to make a great comeback.
-@rapoportgayle

rapoportgayle
… I love a great comeback story!
-@hrkest

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Fast Fact

The Marriott at the Renaissance Center is the tallest hotel in North America. When it was opened in 1977, it was the tallest hotel in the world.