Gachot Studios spearheads design of first Shinola Hotel in Detroit

Shinola and Detroit-based real estate firm Bedrock will launch the first Shinola Hotel in the Motor City this fall. New York-based Gachot Studios is involved in the design, and locally based Kraemer Design Group will serve as the architect of record.

The construction of the hotel involves renovating the building at 1400 Woodward, plus the Singer Building nearby, and the demolition plus construction of new buildings along the block. An alley will be activated behind the building, making connections to the nearby Element Hotel at the Metropolitan Building and The Siren Hotel at the Wurlitzer.

“While Detroit has seen the launch of new hotels over the last few years, we still see a gap in the boutique hotel market,” said Dan Mullen, EVP of Bedrock, in a statement. “The Shinola Hotel will be like nothing else in Detroit and will be strategically located in the now burgeoning shopping district on Woodward Avenue. We know out of town visitors will appreciate the central location and unique experience the hotel will offer, while local Detroiters will want to stop in for a dinner or drink while shopping downtown.”

Upon completion, the property will have over 130 rooms. The property will also have 16,000 square feet of food, beverage and retail led by NoHo Hospitality Group.

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