Construction Begins on AC Hotel in Detroit at the Bonstelle

Detroit-based Roxbury Group has commenced construction on the 154-room, 10-story AC Hotel in the city’s Brush Park neighborhood.
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Construction has begun on the AC Hotel in downtown Detroit, with the project expected to be completed in 2024. // Rendering courtesy of AC Hotels

Detroit-based Roxbury Group has commenced construction on the 154-room, 10-story AC Hotel in the city’s Brush Park neighborhood.

Roxbury is developing the project in partnership with Atlanta-based Peachtree Group. When the AC Detroit at the Bonstelle (3424 Woodward) opens in 2024, it will bring the global brand’s signature design and amenities to Detroit and become the first AC Hotel in southeast Michigan and second in the state.

The new construction project also will incorporate the restoration of the historic Bonstelle Playhouse, located on Woodward Avenue, to its original 1903 Albert Kahn-designed exterior and 1925 interior redesign by theater architect C. Howard Crane.

The Bonstelle will be used for live performances, as well as civic, corporate, and private events, and will be connected to the hotel via a glass-enclosed conservatory that will also feature a bar and private event space.

“We are very excited to be bringing the AC Hotels brand to Detroit, and to be doing so in such grand fashion with the connection to the Bonstelle,” says David Di Rita, principal of the Roxbury Group. “We take a great deal of pride in pairing high-end hospitality with iconic historic properties, and we are honored to be restoring the beauty of the Bonstelle and seamlessly integrating it with the modern sensibility of AC Hotels.”

AC Hotels designs are meant to be refined and crafted and to provide comfortable, elegant, and unobtrusive experience that provides guests with everything they need. The hotel’s design was created to show a harmonious and timeless aesthetic featuring neutral tones, inviting furnishings, and ambient lighting that should reflect its uniqueness and character.