The Element Detroit at the Metropolitan will connect the quality of craftsmanship, originality of design, and an ambiance which permeated Detroit in 1925 with the evolving optimism, inventiveness, and holistic lifestyle defining the future of Detroit.

The 14-story neo-Gothic building, built in 1925 is located in the area around Grand Circus Park informally known as the “Necklace District,” a nexus for retail, fashion, and entertainment in Detroit’s heyday. The Metropolitan was a showplace to house jewelry showrooms, artisan and milliners studios, dress stores, beauty shops, artists’ studios, advertising agents, and other related businesses. 
The building will be transformed into Detroit’s first extended stay hotel: Element by Starwood. The hotel will house approximately 110 guest rooms, retail space, meeting and conference facilities, a private events suite on the uppermost floor, a penthouse, and roof deck. The revitalization project of the Element Detroit at the Metropolitan will reinstate an important office, retail and entertainment hub and play an important role in the revitalization of an urban neighborhood.  


  • Originally constructed in 1925
  • Provided historic tax credit services
  • 110 guest rooms
  • 4,000 sf of retail
  • 130,000 sf renovation

Element Detroit at the Metropolitan


"Downtown Detroit hotel project books state loan"  
Detroit Free Press, November 22, 2016 
"Starwood to open hotel in renovated Metropolitan Bldg. in Detroit"  
Detroit Free Press, May 23, 2016