GM Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
The GM Renaissance Center or simply the Renaissance Center or the RenCen is located in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. It is a group of interconnected skyscrapers. There are seven towers in total. The complex sits on the Detroit International Riverfront. It is owned by General Motors, which it is named for. It also holds the world headquarters for the manufacturer. The skyscrapers have a modern design, and the central building, which is the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, is noted as the tallest building in Michigan. It is also the third ‘tallest all-hotel skyscraper’ in the Western Hemisphere. The principal architect for the original design of the GM Renaissance Center was John Portman. The first phase of construction was started in 1977. In July 2015, a rebranding campaign was pushed, and the GM Renaissance Center was renamed s the GMRENCEN.
Aside from visiting and exploring all that the GM Renaissance Center has to offer, there are other great things to see and do in the city. Nearby is the Detroit Riverwalk. There are many great restaurants, cafes, and retail institutions along the Riverwalk. If you are traveling with kids, you can take them to the Detroit Zoo. Another fun local attraction is the Detroit Historical Museum. You can also choose to go to the Detroit Children’s Museum. Cities that are located close to the GM Renaissance Center include the Bloomfield and Franklin. Aside from the Marriott, there are several great hotels that you can stay in while you are visiting the GM Renaissance Center. You can book rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Downtown. The modern property offers great amenities right in downtown Detroit. You can also book rooms at the Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel. It is less than a mile from the RENCEN.