The Inn on Ferry Street in Midtown Detroit to Reopen Under New Ownership

The Inn of Ferry Street, a collection of Victorian mansions in Midtown Detroit and a member of the Historic Hotels of America, is reopening to guests under new ownership and management at a date to be announced later.
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33-key inn in Midtown Detroit, The Inn of Ferry Street is reopening under new ownership and management. // Courtesy of Life House
33-key inn in Midtown Detroit, The Inn of Ferry Street is reopening under new ownership and management. // Courtesy of Life House

The Inn of Ferry Street, a collection of Victorian mansions in Midtown Detroit and a member of the Historic Hotels of America, is reopening to guests under new ownership and management at a date to be announced later.

The 33-key inn, located at 84 E. Ferry St. just north of the Detroit Institute of Arts, is comprised of five buildings, including four restored Victorian homes and one carriage house located in the East Ferry Street Historic District, a nationally recognized neighborhood that stretches between Woodward Avenue and Beaubien.

It was developed into a hotel by Midtown Detroit Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on supporting and enhancing community and economic development in the area, who managed the property for the past 20 years.

The property is being purchased by an affiliate of Cloudland Capital, and will be managed by Life House, an independent hotel management company. Cloudland Capital and Life House are excited to enter the Detroit market as the combination of low cost of living, strong culture, and innovative tech jobs continue to revitalize the city and attract a younger demographic.

“We are thrilled that both Cloudland Capital and Life House will continue to provide exceptional hospitality at the Inn for the many guests who have stayed with us over the past decades as well as for newcomers visiting the Inn for the first time,” says Susan Mosey, director of Midtown Detroit Inc.

The residential district was originally developed in the late 1800s and is characterized by its stately Victorian homes recognizable by a variety of popular 19th century architectural flourishes. In the 1920s, the development of the Detroit Public Library, Detroit Institute of the Arts, and the expansion of Wayne State University transformed Midtown Detroit into the cultural center of the city.

“We are honored to be working with Cloudland Capital on the Inn on Ferry Street, which marks Life House’s first property in Detroit,” says Bryan Dunn, managing director and head of growth at Life House. “We look forward to continuing our aggressive expansion into urban core markets with a focus on locally-rooted boutique properties like the Inn on Ferry Street.”

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