Trumbull and Porter is Detroit’s First Artisan Boutique offering travelers an authentic experience when visiting the city.
Guests staying with us not only receive a great room but a genuinely caring team of associates. We also provide an award-winning restaurant on-site, Redd Dunn Kitchen, which far exceeds your average hotel dining experience. Be sure to enjoy our beautiful courtyard where you can catch various entertainment or get cozy by the fire.
Owner: Leo Lee
Established: Opened originally in 1964 as a Holiday Inn. It was rebranded as Trumbull & Porter Detroit Downtown, an Ascend Hotel Collection, after completing a $13k million renovation on June 10, 2017. The hotel's restaurant, Red Dunn Kitchen, followed opening on June 22, 2018.
What makes Trumbull & Porter special?
The team members - they truly go above and beyond, and it shows in the way they display compassion and care for every guest.
Trumbull and Porter is a huge advocate for the arts and proud supporter of Detroit. You can find over 50 local artists & companies featured throughout our establishment, from unique pieces of art and custom furniture to the large scale commissioned art installations that can be seen throughout the common spaces.
The history - Not only is it Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, but it’s such a unique one too. The businesses and residents in the area display such care in all they do.
How has the CBA impacted your business?
The members are terrific! To be a part of an organization that truly supports one another and works hand in hand to help the community flourish is an experience like no other.
What are some goals or upcoming announcements for Trumbull & Porter?
- We’re proud to partner with InsideOut Literary Arts. With each sale of our art book in the Sundry Shop or online, a portion goes to Citywide Poets, InsideOut’s award-winning after school program, providing teens with a literary community to collaboratively explore their lives through the written and spoken word. By participating in intensive artistic mentorship, publication, and performance opportunities, Citywide Poets cultivates a youth-driven narrative for the future of Detroit, rooted in their creativity and artistry. Soon we’ll be stocking their poetry books as well with all proceeds sent directly back to this fantastic program.
InsideOut has featured many talented and well-respected local artists as literary arts fellows such as the late David Blair, a much-loved poet, social activist, and singer-songwriter who taught youth for InsideOut. His words “I stay, even when I go” from the poem Detroit (While I Was Away) can be seen in mural by Corktown artist Don Kilpatrick above the porte-cochère with the full verse gracing the walls of the lobby. We look forward to growing our partnership with CityWide Poets.
- We are continually updating our entertainment schedule for the Courtyard; most events are free to the public. Updates are available on our website.
- At the moment, we are reviewing options for expansion. We will definitely update everyone as soon as this is confirmed.