Bass Hotels & Resorts open the Crowne Plaza Detroit Ponchatrain
ATLANTA (March 30, 2001) - Located on the former site of Fort Pontchartrain, a fur-trading depot built in 1701, the Crowne Plaza Detroit Pontchartrain is the second Crowne Plaza hotel to open in Detroit, joining the Crowne Plaza Detroit-Metro Airport. The hotel, formerly the Hotel Ponchartrain, was rebranded to a Crowne Plaza following extensive renovation.
The renovation program included redesigning the lobby and corridors with a contemporary look, updating all meeting space and opening a new restaurant. Many guestrooms were enhanced with new furnishings and soft goods.
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The Crowne Plaza Detroit Pontchartrain maintains professional conference and full-service catering staff to assist in meeting and special-occasion planning; 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space accommodates up to 500 people, including a grand ballroom and the "Top of the Ponch," encompassing two-thirds of the hotel's top floor and offering spectacular views.
The Classic Grill restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and features contemporary dining such as steaks and seafood. Additional amenities include a concierge desk, business center, lobby bar, sizeable fitness center with men's and ladies saunas, outdoor pool and gift shop. Valet parking is available to guests.
Located in the financial district, Crowne Plaza Detroit Pontchartrain is just opposite the Cobo Convention Center, one of the nation's largest exhibit halls, the Joe Louis Arena (home of the Red Wings), and on the line of the "People Mover" commuter rail to/from all the major downtown facilities. Shopping areas, major casinos, and dining spots are minutes from the property. For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties call 1-800-2CROWNE or visit www.crowneplaza.com.
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