Upscale Hotel Close to Ford Headquarters
In 1908, when Henry Ford introduced the Model T, the first mass-produced car on the market, it transformed Detroit and America at large. As more and more Americans took to the roads, Detroit—the location of the Ford’s headquarters—became a major industrial hub, employing thousands of autoworkers. The Adoba Hotel overlooks the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters and is about three minutes from the Henry Ford Museum. It’s a sleek, glass-fronted hotel building with a soaring indoor atrium. Here, you’ll be about 15 miles from downtown and 13 minutes from Detroit’s airport, situated in the upscale suburb of Dearborn.
The Adoba Hotel’s onsite restaurant, Giulio & Sons, is lined with murals and fountains inside. In the morning, you can stop here to enjoy breakfast; lunch and dinner are also served. There’s also Brew, the onsite Starbucks coffee bar, to help you meet morning caffeine requirements. Later on, head over to Archimedes, the modern lounge bar, for cocktails and appetizers.
Each standard guest room is classically decorated, with blond-wood furnishings and a view of Dearborn below.
Greater Detroit, Michigan: Giant Art Collection, Legendary Motown Museum, and Quirky Neighborhoods
Located in southern Michigan, Detroit is close to Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie, and right below massive Lake Huron. The Adoba Hotel is located in a quiet suburb about 20 minutes away from downtown.
Detroit’s downtown has some excellent museums. One of these is the Detroit Institute of Arts, a 658,000-square-foot art museum considered to be one of the finest of its kind in the country. Among its vast collection: a dragon tile relief from the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and a self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh.
The Motown Museum is in the same house where legends such as Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, and the Jackson 5 recorded some of their most classic songs. In one of the studios, you can see a giant divot in the wooden floor where producers and sound technicians tapped their foot to the beat of the songs as they were recorded.
Greektown, which is northeast of downtown, is a quirky neighborhood that has stuck to its immigrant roots. Monroe Street in particular is lined with buildings made to resemble the Parthenon and Pegasus, and Greek music plays outdoors next to themed eateries.
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