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In Short

Best known as the world's automotive birthplace and epicenter, Detroit is a metonym for both the US auto industry and popular music legacies. Affectionately described by the city's two familiar nicknames; ‘The Motor City’ and ‘Motown’, Detroit is a melting pot of old meets new.

Currently undergoing a renaissance with new developments and attractions, downtown Detroit’s development boom is unparalleled in the country and was recently named ‘Best Big City Neighborhood’ to live in America.

Scratch the surface of Detroit and you will discover an endless list of music legends, a host of historic and picturesque neighborhoods, fantastic markets and incredible summer festivals, all against beautiful Lake Michigan.

Quick Facts

Population: 
Approx. 912,000 (City) 4.4m (Metro)
Time Zone: 
UTC -5
Language(s): 
English (official), Spanish, Native American
Currency: 
American Dollar ($USD)
Electricity: 
110v - 60Hz

Dining

Andiamo Detroit Riverfront
A full-service Italian restaurant with home made pastas, steaks and chops along with fresh fish, veal and chicken dishes. We have private dining that can accompany up to 80 people.

Big Boy Restaurant – Detroit
For more than 50 years, the Elias brothers have been dishing up great family dining. The menu includes fresh-made favorites such as soup, sandwiches, breakfast, salad bar and, of course, the famous Big Boy burger.

The Caucus Club
Nestled in the gorgeous Penobscot Building, the Caucus Club is recognized for its sautéed perch, Dover Sole and baby back ribs. Its cozy atmosphere is perfect for a romantic dinner or a business lunch.

Detroit Beer Company
Featuring a broad selection of eclectic American cuisine and handcrafted ales and lagers, all prepared with the freshest ingredients. Enjoy delectable appetizers, salads, pizzas and pastas plus delicious entrees and unique sandwiches. Enjoy the game on one of our eight foot big screen TVs. Available for private parties and catering.

Shopping

Metro Detroit offers approximately 150 shopping centres, 23 of which are mega-malls in excess of 500,000 square feet. Major shopping districts are also located in Birmingham, Grosse Pointe, Northville, Royal Oak, Mount Clemens, Plymouth and Ferndale. If you're looking for the finest brands, head straight to The Somerset Collection in Troy, which attracts thousands of shoppers daily to its upscale stores and boutiques, such as Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Crate & Barrel, Nordstrom, Cartier, Saks Fifth Avenue and Gucci.

Novi's Twelve Oaks Mall boasts 1.5 million square feet of shopping space and 20 retailers, including Lord & Taylor, Macy's and Michigan's only Martin+ Osa. The Mall at Partridge Creek in Clinton Township is an open-air shopping centre (don't let that scare you away in the winter -- the mall features heated sidewalks and a 30-foot fireplace) anchored by Parisian and Nordstrom. In addition to a large number of shops and stores, it includes unique amenities such as the previously mentioned fireplace, bocce ball courts and a dog-friendly atmosphere.

For value shopping with a dose of sophistication, check out the Great Lakes Crossing outlet mall in Auburn Hills, where you'll find discount stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue's Off 5th, Bass Pro Outdoor World and Neiman Marcus Last Call.

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