This hotel was the perfect location for my upcoming project just down the street. As a big fan of the IHG brand, it was a must to try this location. Downtown Detroit is only a 30-minute drive away without traffic.
I arrived late afternoon and check in was, as usual, no problem. Front desk staff was super friendly checking me in and gave me all the details about the hotel. Already when I walked in I saw that the hotel was brand new. I got my wireless room keys and headed for the elevator.
A couple of days later the hotel had its official grand opening ceremony for this hotel. I found a note in my room that they even will be on the same day in the afternoon. I got lucky that I came back throughout the day to actually find this note. Otherwise, I would have missed this event. This was my first hotel grand opening event I ever attended.
The mayor of Sterling Heights, Chamber of Commerce, IHG representatives and the hotel owner were only a few of the important guests attending this event. There was plenty of food and drinks for everyone. The food was amazing and they had everything from small finger food to desserts like cookies in Holiday Inn style. Just awesome.
After the speeches from some of the VIP’s, all guests headed outside for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
They also had three open rooms for the guest to look at it and a raffle to win prizes. As usually, I didn’t have any luck.