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HOUR Detroit: Detroit Art Week VIP Dinner

“More than 120 curators, artists, gallerists, city officials, and cultural leaders gathered at the Trumbull & Porter Hotel on July 16 for Detroit Art Week’s VIP Dinner.”

Artnet News:  As Detroit’s Reputation for Emerging Art Grows, Here Are the Most Striking Works at the Wildly Ambitious Detroit Art Week 2019

“YCNIV showcased a medley of small exhibitions by 12 independent curators inside the Trumbull & Porter Hotel in the Corktown neighborhood.”

Click On Detroit: The Rolling Stones stayed at this Detroit hotel in 1964. Now you can book the room.

“Room 132 at the hotel is the legendary suite. An article published in 1964 in the Detroit Free Press detailed the iconic rock and roll band’s stay at the hotel, noting that fans basically stormed the hotel. The general manager at the time had to call police to help manage the crowd.”


Hour Detroit: Corktown Hotel Trumbull & Porter Has You Covered for Weekend Plans

“Trumbull and Porter has just announced the lineup for their free entertainment series, which takes place at the Corktown boutique hotel from April through October.”

VIDEO: Eye on Detroit: Citywide Poets Detroit

“By participating in intensive artistic mentorship, publication, and performance opportunities, Citywide Poets cultivates a youth-driven narrative for the future of Detroit, rooted in their creativity and artistry.” Trumbull and Porter proudly supports and is a venue for Citywide Poets.


Crain’s Detroit Business: Trumbull & Porter hotel in Corktown brings back free outdoor courtyard events

“The Trumbull & Porter Hotel in Corktown is again hosting free events this spring and summer, and expects to spend around $100,000 on the venture. This year, there are more movies planned, as well as barbecue nights and poetry slam events in partnership with Citywide Poets, according to a news release.” Detroit’s Corktown Fuses Old World Grit with New Hustle

“…this boutique hotel in Detroit embodies the spirit of the city through local sourcing, showcasing art from 50 Detroit and Michigan artists. Its 13-million dollar renovation also featured all Detroit and Michigan-based designers, architects and products.”

Hospitality Technology: Artisan Detroit Hotel Captures 1k Unique E-Mails in 30 Days

After vetting many companies, Knight ultimately decided to partner with Zoottle, a GDPR compliant customer engagement and retention software company.

Hotel News Now: Independent hotels free to forge own standards

“Nick Knight, GM at the 144-room Trumbull & Porter Hotel in Detroit, agreed. Knight’s background is working with franchised branded hotels and he said he used that knowledge to help craft standards for his independent property.”

Trips to Discover: Top 9 Hotels in Detroit

“Trumbull and Porter is a unique and authentic place to stay in Detroit, offering you a chance to discover this urban destination like a local.”

EuroNews: Detroit, Michigan, the city with a creative heart and a Motown soul

“Detroit has overcome so much and achieved great things, it’s inspired a certain fighting spirit in everyone,” observes Foy. “It’s amazing, the culture, the people, the city. The transformation is real and beautiful. It’s a place you have to visit and see for yourself.”

Trvl Channel: The Hottest Hotels to Book for Your Next Trip to Detroit

“But what really sets this place in Corktown apart? The art. From the lobby to the exterior walls, Trumbull & Porter showcases original works by more than 50 Detroit and Michigan-based artists, such as Ouiza, Ellen Rutt and Michelle Tanguay.”

Crain’s Detroit Business: 10 things to do this weekend

“Sing at the screen during “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the… Trumbull & Porter hotel.”

Visit Detroit: Trumbull and Porter (page 43)

“Author Michael Hodges was deeply impressed when the property resurrected itself as the trendy Trumbull & Porter in 2016. ‘I was completely flabbergasted when it happened.'”

Detroit News: Trumbull & Porter hotel in Corktown goes all in for Detroit art

“Trumbull & Porter, the Corktown hotel with the ultra-cool vibe, has completed its longterm renovation program with the addition of original artworks by over 50 Detroit and Michigan artists. ‘With all that’s happening in Detroit and Corktown,’ said Nick Knight, hotel general manager, ‘we wanted to do a shout-out to the artistic integrity of the area.’ Over 50 Detroit artists collaborate on custom installations at Trumbull & Porter hotel

“Artwork from the following artists are featured as part of this project: Tony Roko, Dustin Cook, Ellen Rutt, Elysia Vandenbussche, Erik & Israel Nordin, Jan Kaulins,  Michelle Tanguay, Mike Burdick, Ouizi, Bruce Thompson, Colin Tury, Detroit Bikes, Don Kilpatrick, Joe Benghauser, Rachel Fernandez, and more.”

WJR News/Talk 760: Feature on Trumbull and Porter

General Manager Nick Knight, “It’s affectionately referred to around Detroit as the ‘hipster boutique hotel’ – I like to think it just means we have a flair for the artistic side.”

Daily Detroit: Detroit News Podcast October 9, 2018

“If you’re looking to get out and see the world on a Wednesday after work, the Trumbull & Porter Hotel in Corktown has 4,000 square feet of custom murals and artwork made by more than 50 local artists they’d like to show you.”

HospitalityNet: Trumbull & Porter Hotel Opens Its Doors to Art in Detroit

“Newly refurbished and newly discovered, Trumbull & Porter has undergone a major renovation touching all aspects of the hotel including 144 guest rooms, drinks and dining, a spacious fitness center and an outdoor courtyard that has become the place in Detroit to see and be seen.”

After 5 Detroit: Corktown Art Install Showcase

“Trumbull & Porter Hotel announces a new art installation project, featuring 4,000 square-feet of custom murals and installation pieces from over 50 local Detroit artists who have collaborated to bring their talent and skill to the Corktown venue. The series of artworks feature porcelain paintings, acrylic spray paint, cut casts, digital drawings, murals and more, and are displayed in the hotel, and around the property.”

NY Times: What to See, and Where to Eat Square Pizza, in Detroit

“Trumbull & Porter’s revamped interior doubles as a showroom for Michigan’s furniture industry, with Thompson Millwork-designed beds and closets, couches by Grand Rapids Chair Company and a fleet of desk chairs and side tables from the Zeeland-based Herman Miller (across the state).”

Parade: Detroit: A (Motor) City in Formation 

“Stay: Located two blocks from the former site of Tiger Stadium… you’ll find Trumbull and Porter, once a Holiday Inn and the toast of Detroit when it opened in 1966. The funkily renovated boutique hotel pays homage to Michigan with such made-in-state items as its Grand Rapids Chair couches and original mural painted by a celebrated local artist.”


“Stay: Sleep in style at Trumbull and Porter. The newly renovated boutique hotel features 144 guest rooms appointed with furniture made by Michigan artists, an outdoor courtyard, and in-hotel dining at Red Dunn Kitchen.”

The Detroit News: Detroit’s newest hotels offer design ideas, inspiration

‘”People want to feel like their experience is unique and memorable,’ said Thompson. ‘This is achieved by creating little moments that people talk about once they leave the property.'”

Dwell: A Chic Detroit Hotel Showcases Local Art and Craft

Room5: Made in the Motor City: The 7 Coolest Hotels in Detroit Reshaping the City’s Future

Crain’s Detroit Business: Trumbull & Porter hotel plans free cult classic movies promotion

Daily Detroit: The Red Dunn Kitchen is Now Open Inside Trumbull and Porter Hotel

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