One of downtown Detroit’s most anticipated — and it’s most secretive — hotel developments, the Shinola Hotel, is currently underway. There are still many questions unanswered about the project, but the developers have finally released a handful of interior renderings teasing what customers might expect from the hotel including a bar and an events space.
The luxury watchmaker’s branded hotel is set to tie together several buildings on the 1400 block of Woodward Avenue. In addition bringing 130 hotel rooms to the downtown district, the development is also expected to house 16,000-square-feet of food, beverage, and retail space. At the helm of these as-of-yet-unnamed dining projects are New York-based hitmakers NoHo Hospitality Group, operated by James Beard Award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini, Luke Ostrom, and Josh Pickard.
First released to Architectural Digest and provided to Eater by property developer Bedrock Real Estate, the latest set of Shinola Hotel renderings feature a bar and an events space. One of the spaces is referred to in the design renderings as the “Evening Bar.” It features pink and black bar stools and lots of wood throughout. While representatives for the development declined to confirm any specifics of the projects, but one could speculate that this is a Detroit location of NoHo Hospitality’s New York cocktail bar that goes by the same name. Based on descriptions provided by designer Christine Gachot to Architectural Digest, the bar will likely be located inside the 1400 Woodward Ave. building where the lobby is located and will be joined by an unspecified restaurant.
The second area is an events space that’s being referred to as the “Conservatory” and is located inside a glassed-enclosed space atop a building facing Farmer Street.. The rendering features lots of indoor hanging and potted plants. An exterior view of the Conservatory was featured in renderings released by Bedrock last fall.
The Shinola Hotel still has a ways to go before it’s ready for guests, but the developers are currently estimating a December opening. NoHo Hospitality hosted its first job fair for food and beverage positions at the hotel in early September. Stay tuned as more details of the restaurant and bar projects inevitably trickle out over the coming months.
Clarification: This article has been updated with clarifications from Bedrock that the Conservatory is an events space.
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