05/21/2015 12:22 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

10 Beautiful Reasons To Visit Detroit NOW

By Michael Slenske for Architectural Digest.

As inventive restaurants, sleek hotels, and forward-thinking galleries pop up among restored architectural landmarks, Detroit brims with excitement and optimism.


(photos: Jason Keen)

A view of Detroit's newly revitalized downtown, overlooking Campus Martius Park and the storied Woodward Avenue.

A guest room at the new hotel Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney.
1 Park Ave.; 313-237-1700; rooms from $179/night;


Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
5200 Woodward Ave.; 313-833-7900;

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The lobby of the 1929 Guardian Building, a restored city landmark.


The main branch of the Detroit Public Library, designed by Cass Gilbert.
5201 Woodward Ave.; 313-481-1300;


Shinola's flagship store.
441 W. Canfield St.; 313-285-2390;


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The 78-acre residential development Lafayette Park, devised by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the 1960s.


A soaring atrium lobby greets guests inside the Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney, one of the city's newest hotels.
1 Park Ave.; 313-237-1700; rooms from $179/night;


Diners at Antietam, which serves up French-inflected cuisine.
1428 Gratiot Ave.; 313-782-4378;


The vibrant interiors of the design store Hugh.
4240 Cass Ave.; 313-831-4844;

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