Friday, Jun. 04, 2010

MGM Grand Detroit Hotel

With a Vegas-esque level of luxury, complete with plasma TVs in the bathroom mirrors, the MGM Grand is a rare find in the Motor City. When this $800 million property opened in October 2007, most of the focus was on the glitzy 100,000-sq.-ft. casino and roster of celebrity chef-run restaurants. But the attached 18-story hotel is plush enough to warrant attention even from nongamblers. Decorated in soothing shades of tan, burgundy and olive, the resort's 400 rooms offer pristine sanctuary in sharp contrast to the frenetic casino scene.

Insider Tip: Unfortunately, there's not much worth walking to near the hotel, but a free shuttle ferries guests to and from downtown attractions.

Room to Book: Corner suites are huge — a whopping 1,000 square feet — and boast floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows for city views.