Patrick Thompson helms reinvention of Corktown Inn into Trumbull and Porter

The Corktown Inn, which began life as Detroit's Holiday Inn in the 1960s, is being renovated. The property will be called the Trumbull and Porter hotel when it opens in January 2016.

The hotel's new look is by local design company Patrick Thompson Design. All aspects of the hotel's digital marketing are being handled by Incite Response.

The 144-room Trumbull and Porter was purchased by an investor in Los Angeles. Its renovation will touch on all aspects of the hotel, including guestrooms, drinks and dining, fitness center and outdoor space. The fitness center will have a city view, while a beer garden, courtyard music venue, a private dining room (the Steak Room), and meeting space for smaller events will round out the hotel's offerings.

Virtual Event

HOTEL OPTIMIZATION PART 2 | Now Available On-Demand

Survival in these times is highly dependent on a hotel's ability to quickly adapt and pivot their business to meet the current needs of travelers and the surrounding community. Join us for Optimization Part 2 – a FREE virtual event – as we bring together top players in the industry to discuss alternative uses when occupancy is down, ways to boost F&B revenue, how to help your staff adjust to new challenges and more, in a series of panels focused on how you can regain profitability during this crisis.

The original mural created by Corktown artist Don Kilpatrick above the porte cochere and the words of Detroit poet David Blair on display in the lobby will be retained.

Behind the Trumbull and Porter hotel is a courtyard that will become  a music and art venue. Meanwhile, for dining, the Red Dunn restaurant and Burroughs Lounge will also be opened in January.

Nearly all the work and supplies for the $9-million project are being sourced in Detroit.

The hotel's management is partnering with other area businesses. Hotel bikes are in production using Detroit's bicycle manufacturer, Detroit Bikes. The bicycles will have the Trumbull and Porter logo. The hotel also partnered with Anthology Coffee and Batch Brewing Company.

Suggested Articles

Two conferences traditionally held in the first half of each year are rescheduling for the second half.

Brands have opened new properties in Illinois, Ohio and New York City.

A new entity will combine a number of brands, including Hoxton, Gleneagles, Delano, SLS, Mondrian, SO/, Hyde, Mama Shelter, 25h and 21c Museum Hotels.