New Luxury Hotel to Open Next Year in Birmingham

Daxton Hotel, a 151-room property to open in February on Old Woodward Avenue in Birmingham, will feature a minimalist-luxe design with nearly 400 pieces of art created by 160 artists from 32 countries. Bookings are currently available.
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Daxton Hotel lobby
Daxton Hotel will open in February and feature artwork by artists from 32 countries. // Rendering courtesy of Aparium Hotel Group

Daxton Hotel, a 151-room property to open in February on Old Woodward Avenue in Birmingham, will feature a minimalist-luxe design with nearly 400 pieces of art created by 160 artists from 32 countries. Bookings are currently available.

Each guest room will include at least two custom pieces of artwork that includes painting, photography, collage, drawing, and sculpture. Local muralist Ouizi (Louise Jones) will be creating design scrim headboard backdrops for the guestrooms.

Rooms will feature different color schemes, including a chartreuse lobby, burgundy guestrooms, and lavender parlors.

Garrison Price will serve as executive chef of the hotel’s flagship restaurant Madam, which will feature American fare with an evolving menu designed to reflect the seasonality and freshness emblematic of California cuisine. The restaurant can seat up to 71 and will have greenery hanging from the ceilings as well as three-toned wood floors.

Price has more than 20 years of culinary experience and most recently was executive chef at Manhattan’s il Buco Alimentari e Vineria. He also served as culinary director for Jean-Georges Vongerichten, overseeing 17 of his restaurants around the world.

The hotel, at 298 S. Old Woodward Ave., is the first by local entrepreneur Mark Mitchell, who named the hote after his son, Daxton, and is the latest hotel launched by Aparium Hotel Group based in Chicago.

“Daxton will set a hospitality standard far beyond the Midwest, and it is an absolute privilege to deliver a project that will be an important aspect of Birmingham’s fabric for generations to come,” Mitchell says.

The hotel’s Lean Body Studio will offer a personal trainer, weekly workout classes, private training sessions, and interactive events such as Brunch and Burn. The property will also have its own running club through Gazelle Sports, which has five Michigan locations including one in Birmingham.

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