Former Corktown Inn to get $9 million makeover, open with new rooms in January
By KIRK PINHO
October 02, 2015
The 144-room former Corktown Inn in Detroit is expected to open early next year with newly renovated rooms now that the owners have closed on a $5 million construction loan from Kansas City-based NCN Lending.
An investment group with Detroit ties purchased the hotel for $70,000 a year ago and has rebranded it as the Trumbull and Porter. Barry Caplan, managing principal and COO of Orlando, Fla.-based Access Hospitality, said his company is renovating the third and fourth floors of the building, which was built in 1964.
Caplan, a 1986 Michigan State University graduate who still owns a home in West Bloomfield Township, said the hotel will have multiple bar areas, a swimming pool, restaurants, a fitness center, artwork by Detroit artists, a coffee bar and a private meeting room that can seat about 50.
“We want to make this an authentic Detroit hotel,” Caplan said, adding that things like Anthology Coffee, local craft beer and spirits and the Detroit Bikes bike service will be available.