Book Tower in Downtown Detroit Announces Opening of ROOST Apartment Hotel

Following a $400-million, seven-year restoration, Bedrock and Method Co. have announced the opening of the Book Tower along Washington Boulevard in downtown Detroit.
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The Atrium of the newly restored Book Tower Detroit. // Photo courtesy of Book Tower Detroit

Following a $400-million, seven-year restoration, Bedrock and Method Co. have announced the opening of the Book Tower along Washington Boulevard in downtown Detroit.

The first offering available to the public is ROOST Detroit, a 117-room apartment hotel that will officially open and is now accepting reservations for guest stays, starting June 1.

Bedrock and Method Co. additionally are unveiling Book Tower’s special events program, Anthology, an elevated hospitality experience spanning several event venues. The lodging, event offerings, and forthcoming food and beverage concepts, advances Book Tower’s emergence from its historic restoration as a desirable destination for travelers, locals, and those looking to host special events in downtown Detroit.

ROOST Detroit offers furnished studio, one and two-bedroom apartment hotel accommodations that blend the comfort and practicality of apartment living with the amenities of a boutique hotel.

The extended stay units feature full-sized kitchens and modern stainless steel appliances, hardwood herringbone oak flooring, quartz countertops, and curated furnishings from Old New House, Menu, GUBI, &Tradition, Carl Hansen, and more.

With 24/7 concierge services, ROOST guests will also have access to a bike share program, a fitness center, and a 3,000 square foot co-working space. A leader in the extended-stay hotel segment, the new ROOST Detroit marks ROOST Apartment Hotel’s debut in the state of Michigan and is now accepting reservations on its website for stays beginning on June 1st.

“We could not be more thrilled to welcome people from Detroit, the region, and the world to see what we have all been up to,” says Randall Cook, co-founder and CEO of Method Co. “In addition to several incredible food and beverage concepts, Method Co. is also excited to unveil Anthology, which will offer the city of Detroit a variety of fully customizable events and gatherings within Book Tower’s beautiful event spaces.”

 Anthology will feature a seasoned event planning, culinary, and beverage team by Method Co. with the ability to curate a wide variety of special events ranging from personal celebrations to one-of-a-kind weddings to corporate affairs. Event spaces will include:

  • The Conservatory Ballroom, a 2,800-square-foot space capped by a glass skylight and appointed with a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system, parquet wood floors, and lush greenery. The ballroom accommodates 300 strolling and 225 seated.
  • The Linden Room, with a capacity of 150 strolling, which can be utilized as a pre-function space for cocktail hours or other private events and a Green Room.
  • Graystone Lane, a forthcoming activated alleyway (immediately west of the tower), and other food and beverage spaces on the main level and rooftop of Book Tower, each customizable to accommodate any kind of event.

With the introduction of Anthology, the Book Tower will feature valet parking, on-site ceremonies, pre- and post-event functions with Book Tower’s dining venues, and overnight or extended stay accommodations at ROOST Detroit. Anthology is now accepting inquiries for events beginning in September 2023. Additional event information can be found on the property’s event website, here.

“ROOST Detroit will entice guests, visitors and Detroiters with best-in-class service, experiences, and dining, all within the backdrop of a beautifully restored, nearly century old architectural gem,” says Andrew Leber, vice president of hospitality at Bedrock. “The thoughtfully designed, extended stay concept, coupled with Anthology’s elevated events, rounds out the exceptional hospitality offerings that we, at Bedrock, are especially thrilled to add to downtown.”

The Book Tower offers 229 residential units and coming soon, 52,000 square feet of retail and office space, including three new dining concepts: a new-to-market French restaurant with a boulangerie (first floor), a bar in the Rotunda (first floor), and a Japanese restaurant and sake pub (first floor and lower level).

Residential leasing is now available and the first residents of Book Tower moved in this month.

For more information on Book Tower, visit BookTowerDetroit.com.

For more information on ROOST Detroit, visit myroost.com.