Plan Your Next Meeting in Southeast Michigan

Posted on October 26th, 2018

Metro Detroit. Ann Arbor. These two areas encompass a region of Michigan that is the most populous and diverse. Let’s take a closer look at our partners and what they offer in the meetings and events arena.


Visit Detroit, Detroit CVB, Meetings Michigan

Located in downtown Detroit, this CVB represents hospitality entities in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties. This sprawling metropolitan area is home to 5.3 million residents, making it the largest city in Michigan.

The downtown area has 5,000 rooms, hundreds of new restaurants and reliable transportation including a circular street car.

Jennifer Geckler from Points of Light located in Atlanta, Georgia shared, “The city is beautiful and full of pride. Our attendees loved the tours that the Detroit Experience Factory provided.”

Staff from PTR Group in Centreville, Virginia said, “The Visit Detroit staff organized a downtown tour that included not only seeing key points of interest but provided information regarding safety, expansion and all the city has to offer.”


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This CVB in the heart of downtown is a short distance from the University of Michigan and forty miles from Detroit. The greater Ann Arbor area is home to over 121,000 residents. It’s easily accessible from Detroit International Metropolitan Airport, the local Amtrak station and is surrounded by several highways. It touts over: 

  • 4,000 guest rooms
  • 300 eateries and
  • 150 meeting places

In 2016, Fodor’s Travel ranked Ann Arbor #3 in The Top 20 College Towns We Love to Visit.  This year, Money ranked Ann Arbor #47 of the Top 50 Places to Live.

Jolyn Sattizan from the Columbia Chamber of Commerce shared, “Destination Ann Arbor was a HUGE help in bringing our group of 70 to the area for our annual visit exchange program, both with selecting venues and then being on hand while we were in town.”

“Our event couldn’t have gone better; everything was great! We very much appreciated all the assistance, from getting the hotel room block to gift bags and more,” said Jim Stodolak from the Kappa Signa Fraternity.

Kristine Nash-Wong from XLerant said, “The conference was wonderful. Ann Arbor goodies were a huge hit!”


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Located in Novi (population 59,000) and minutes off the I-96 freeway, this venue is the second largest exposition and ballroom space in Metro Detroit. Novi is also within a 90-minute drive of 70% of the state of Michigan’s population, which is another convenience factor.

The general session and breakout room structure, plus the fact they have an onsite hotel and restaurant make it a walkable, self-contained space.

“I have exhibited at and attended several events here and they always do a wonderful job. They are closing in on completing a new addition, which looks huge.” – Aaron from Michigan

“If you are looking for a venue that will host just about any number of guests, inside and out, provide a hotel stay, deliver amazing food and work with a staff that will make it so you do not have to lift a finger, then this is the place for you.” – Lindsey from Michigan


MGM Grand Detroit, meetings Michigan, meetings at the MGM Grand Detroit

Located in downtown Detroit, this hotel and casino have received four awards:

  • AAA 4-Diamond Award
  • 4-Star Forbes Travel Guide verified luxury hotel designation
  • 4-Star Forbes Travel Guide verified luxury recognition for their onsite Wolfgang Puck Steak restaurant
  • 2018 Best of Mid America Venues

It offers 30,000 square feet of functional event space that can be divided between a Grand Ballroom, three meeting rooms, and two executive boardrooms.

They provide mobile check-in and check-out service, allowing your attendees to skip the front desk line all-together. Teaming up with Uber provides guests easy access to other elements of the Detroit area without a long wait time. 

Their eleven-person staff is dedicated to helping you plan the best event ever.


MotorCity Casino Hotel, Meetings Michigan, Southeast Michigan Partners

Just north of downtown Detroit, this hotel has received three event arena distinctions:

  • AAA 4-Diamond rating
  • 2018 Best of Mid America Award
  • Iridescence, it’s onsite restaurant, received Forbes Travel Guide’s 2018 Recommend Restaurant pinnacle achievement and a 4-Star Diamond award from AAA

MotorCity Casino Hotel offers 67,500 square feet of flexible meeting space and a Sound Board theater. Attendees are provided with high speed, complimentary Wi-Fi, valet parking and access to a 24/7 fitness center.



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