Dearborn Hotel Going Green, Close to the Henry Ford Museum
Founded by the pioneering automaker who was its namesake, the Henry Ford is a massive indoor-outdoor complex that includes the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Adoba Hotel Dearborn/Detroit is located only three minutes from this popular tourist destination and steps from the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters. Situated in the affluent suburb of Dearborn, the sleek, glass-fronted hotel welcomes visitors with new 40-inch smart TVs in each room, and has also begun adopting green initiatives, including a brand-new eco-friendly sign.
Adoba Hotel Dearborn/Detroit's onsite restaurant, Giulio & Sons, is decorated with murals inside. With new organic options, you can stop here to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as evening organic cupcakes prepared by the chef every day. There’s also BREW, an onsite coffee bar that serves Starbucks coffee, to help you meet morning caffeine requirements. Upstairs, each standard guest room is classically decorated with blond-wood furnishings and overlooks Dearborn.
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 Dearborn, a quiet suburb about 20 minutes away from downtown, best known as the headquarters for the Ford Motor Company. The town also draws visitors to The Henry Ford Museum and the adjoining Greenfield Village. The Ford Museum houses a huge selection of historically significant artifacts from American history, including Abraham Lincoln’s chair from Ford’s Theatre and the bus on which Rosa Parks helped launch the modern civil-rights movement. Greenfield Village is a living museum featuring several historical buildings moved from their original location, including Thomas Edison's laboratory, the Wright Brothers' shop, and Henry Ford's birthplace.
Nearby Detroit has some excellent museums, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, a 658,000-square-foot art museum considered one of the country's finest art museums. Its vast collection includes a dragon tile relief from the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and a self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh. The Motown Museum is located in the same house where legends such as Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, and the Jackson 5 recorded some of their classic hits. In one of the studios, you can see a giant divot in the wooden floor where producers and sound technicians tapped their feet 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 you can hear Greek music playing outdoors next to themed eateries.