Another week, another boutique. Hotel, that is, and this one will be on Temple Street.
The Detroit News reports that plans are shaping up for the redevelopment of the Standard Accident Insurance Co. building at 640 Temple, just down the street from the Masonic Temple and around the corner from Little Caesars Arena. With a budget of $72 million, the eight-story Albert Kahn building will become a 100-room boutique hotel with 70 additional residential units, nightclub and restaurant venues.
Los Angeles-based international hospitality group SBE said the hotel will be first to launch the company's House of Originals hotel brand. It’s a collaboration between developer Byzantine Holdings and partners Christos Moisides, David Sutherland and Gretchen Carhartt Valade.
Temple Detroit is expected to open in June 2020 and feature the work of architecture firm McIntosh Poris Associates and Kravitz Design, Lenny Kravitz’s New York-based interior design company.
In addition to the hotel and residential component, the project will feature a rooftop pool and lounge as well as a full-service spa. The property will also include indoor and outdoor event spaces.
See you at poolside cocktail hour next summer. (We hope.)