Kraemer Design Group designs David Whitney Building

Detroit-based Kraemer Design Group(KDG) is on track to complete the architecture, interior design and historic consulting of the David Whitney Building in downtown Detroit. Upon completion of the revitalization project, the building will reopen as a mixed-use facility with the Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney hotel. 

The property is scheduled to open in December.

The David Whitney Building, built in 1915 to the design of architectural firm Daniel Burnham & Co. was once regarded as one of the most iconic skyscrapers in the Midwest. The 19-story Neo-Renaissance building has undergone a two-year, $94.5 million historic renovation that completely restored both interior and exterior architectural elements, including the four-story atrium.

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The 136-room boutique Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney hotel, opening Dec. 11, will occupy the lower floors, while 105 residential apartments will occupy the upper floors. The building will also have the Grand Cirque Brasserie, a restaurant, 6,670 square feet of meeting and banquet space and ground-level retail.

Detroit-based Kraemer Design Group, PLC (KDG) is a high-end architecture, interior design and creative firm with nearly 20 years of experience in historic renovation and architectural consulting. It serves the commercial, multi-family residential, hospitality and retail industries.

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