Lonely Planet praises Detroit's revitalization, calls city 'most ambitious renovation project'


DETROIT – Travel guide company Lonely Planet praised Detroit's comeback recently.

The piece focused on renovations as it dubbed the city as "America’s most ambitious renovation project."

According to the piece, Detroit has a unique voice that is amplified by the revitalization of historic buildings that were once empty and decrepit.

From hotels to restaurants to the Packard Plant, old buildings that are being restored into something new with historic flair were highlighted. This includes original marble and glazed brick at the Detroit Foundation Hotel, among many other old relics that have been incorporated into developments.

The piece noted that those who are investing in Detroit are respecting the city's "heritage by choosing to restore, not replace, gambling that the extra expense of a renovation will yield returns in character."

The raving rundown of the city's renaissance efforts also mentioned the District Detroit, which includes the Fox Theatre, Comerica Park and the new Little Caesars Arena, as well as projects that will be completed in the future, including several new hotels. 

Read the full article by Lonely Planet here.

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