Now we’re proud to present Detroit’s first artisan boutique hotel, the Trumbull and Porter. Through every up and every down, Detroiters’ loyalty never wavered; they only waited for a resurgence. The renaissance has begun and the Holiday Inn Detroit/The Corktown Inn/The Corktown Hotel/the new Trumbull and Porter is at the forefront.
Our roots dig deep into Detroit soil. We never forget who we are or from where we have come – to that end, we have rebuilt the hotel using the best contractors, artists, designers, staff, hard and soft goods suppliers, and more that Detroit has to offer. Nearly all the work and supplies for the $9 million project were sourced in Detroit. Our partners include local names like Detroit Bikes (building custom bikes for guest use) and Batch Brewing company who will be giving guests a literal “taste” of Detroit.
ROK Construction and Patrick Thompson Design lead the renovation. We simply don’t believe in “run of the mill” here. From the iconic desk chairs and side tables of Herman Miller, to the beds, unique hanging closets and marble desks by Thompson Millworks, to the couches by Grand Rapids Chair, to the words of much-loved Detroit poet David Blair on display in the lobby, this hotel is one-of-a-kind.
The emotion behind David Blair’s words, “I stay, even when I go” can be seen in the original mural created by celebrated Corktown artist Don Kilpatrick displayed in a place of honor above the porte-cochère. We live and breathe Detroit here down to the lobby centerpieces, two original Burroughs adding machines. Our own Burroughs Lounge is named after the Burroughs Adding Machine Company, a Michigan staple born in 1886.
The Red Dunn Kitchen was inspired by an original piece of art that hung in the Steak Room restaurant of the Holiday Inn Detroit, proudly bearing a portrait of a champion cockerel. Even the Steak Room will be resurrected as a private dining venue. A meeting room lovingly called The Corktown, ensures the Corktown name is as important as ever and those Irish immigrants who fled the potato famine in 1845 to settle here will always be a part of our heritage. Behind the Trumbull and Porter hotel is a courtyard that has found new life as a music venue, art venue, and beer garden. Downtown Detroit residents and visitors alike enjoy local bands in warm weather months in a casual lawn setting in the courtyard filled with the Detroit vibe.