The new Godfrey Hotel Detroit opened in August in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood. General Manager Aaron Black says the Corktown area is experiencing a resurgence in association with Ford’s rehabilitation of the city’s iconic Michigan Central train station building and campus. The Godfrey in Corktown is a new build with seven floors, 227 rooms, Hamilton’s restaurant, an indoor-outdoor rooftop lounge with a retractable glass ceiling and walls, a lobby bar, a 5,100-square-foot ballroom, and two meeting rooms with a combined 1,235 square feet.
“The Godfrey business model of combining upscale, contemporary lodging and exciting food and beverage offerings in memorable neighborhoods is a perfect fit for Corktown,” Black says. “Corktown has a strong identity among Greater Detroit residents who remember the Detroit Tigers playing home games at Tiger Stadium until 1999, and [its] more recent incarnation as a trendy retail/restaurant destination.” Godfrey’s boutique hotels operate in cities including Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; and Hollywood, California.