Detroit Athletic Club to Undergo $11M in Renovations

The Detroit Athletic Club in downtown Detroit is planning $11 million in renovations this year that includes $3.5 million to update the club’s 29 overnight rooms and $7.5 million to modernize the club’s kitchen.
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The Detroit Athletic Club will see $11 million in renovations done in 2024. // Photo courtesy of the DAC

The Detroit Athletic Club in downtown Detroit is planning $11 million in renovations this year that includes $3.5 million to update the club’s 29 overnight rooms and $7.5 million to modernize the club’s kitchen.

Work will begin this month on the overnight rooms. Improvements to the kitchen will include a new layout and design, a chef’s table, new equipment, updated utilities, and improved waterproofing of the kitchen floor.

The renovations are the latest makeovers to the historic private social and athletic club. The DAC completed a $9 million renovation project at the end of 2022 that expanded the subterranean footprint of the DAC to full-service kitchen adjoining  the dining and bowling areas in what would become a nearly 11,000-square-foot space. The new architectural layout required the addition of more than 600 square feet and relocation of the locker rooms.

The Detroit-based firms Jonna Construction and Kraemer Design Group will do the work on the overnight rooms. Birmingham-based McIntosh Poris Associates and Rochester-based Frank Rewold & Sons will do the kitchen renovations.