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Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

1 Renaissance Center Drive
Detroit MI United States

Construction Dates
Floor Count70
Basement Floors2
Units / Rooms1,298
Building Uses
 - hotel
 - conference
 - museum
 - parking garage
 - restaurant
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - modern
 - glass
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Antenna755 ftAmerican Tower
To Tip of Antenna
Roof727 ftOriginal Blueprints
To Elevator Tower
Penthouse roof725 ftOriginal Blueprints
To Penthouse Roof
Main roof711 ftOriginal Blueprints
To Main Roof Deck
Top floor697 ftOriginal Blueprints
To Top Floor (observation lounge)

- Architect: John Portman & Associates
- Architect (renovation): SOM, Gensler, & SmithGroup
- General Contractor: Tishman Construction Co.
- General Contractor (renovation): Turner Construction Co.
- Owner: Riverfront Holdings, Inc. (General Motors)
- Property Management: Hines Midwest
Facts & Description:

- The Renaissance Center is World Headquarters for General Motors.

- Floors 71 through 73 include the Coach Insignia restaurant, and a lounge area/observation floor.

- The hotel has no labeled 7th, 8th, or 13th floors.

- The 2003 renovation of the Renaissance Center also include the reconfiguration of the shopping center, which include the construction of a 103' (31.4 meter) tall Wintergarden atrium at the back of the hotel along the river.

- Because the Renaissance Center is built into a riverbank, the front entrance along Jefferson Avenue sits exactly 14 feet (4.3 meters) higher than the back entrance along Atwater Street.

- This has been Detroit's, and Michigan's, taller building since its completion in 1977.

- This is the tallest building in North America devoted entirely to hotel usage.

- A complete renovation, reconstruction, and reconfiguration of this tower, and the rest of the towers of the Renaissance Center complex, was complete in 2003.

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John Portman & Associates - Architect

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