• Detroit

    Detroit Bounces Back

    With words like revival, reimaging and rebirth being tossed around by both optimistic newcomers and hardscrabble natives alike, the motor city appears to be headed in the right direction. Detroit, Michigan, was founded in 1701 by French explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. This frontier city, situated along the U.S.-Canada border, eventually grew to become an industrial powerhouse of the Great Lakes region. Once the heart and soul of the American automotive industry, the population of Detroit peaked at nearly 2 million in 1950. The city was, for a time, the fourth largest in the nation and was called the “Paris of the West” because of its wide avenues and…

  • KC
    Kansas City,  Missouri

    Beyond the Border: Business + Leisure Meet in Kansas City

    The Kansas City Marriott Downtown measures success one meeting at a time. With countless LEDs illuminating the front of the building every night, the Kansas City Marriott Downtown stands as a beacon to leisure and business travelers alike in the heart of this lively Midwestern city. The hotel consists of two distinct towers, the Marriott West Tower and the Marriott East/ Muehlebach Tower, which offer a total of 971 luxury guest rooms (after an upcoming renovation) and more than 95,000 square feet of flexible event space. Guests can connect to the Kansas City Convention Center via an underground walkway and are just steps from the Power and Light District, with…