Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport Hotel Property Improvements

DLZ performed architectural, engineering, interiors, project management, and related services for the renovation of The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport Hotel. The Hotel is located adjacent to the McNamara Terminal and operated by Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Renovation of this Westin Hotel was a part of the Property Improvement Program (PIP). The PIP aimed to bring the Hotel up to the current generation Starwood/Westin Brand Standards.

DLZ’s scope of services included replacement of all interior finishes, all furniture, and all artwork, in addition to the creation of multiple new seating areas, a major modification to the lobby water feature, bar and restaurant renovation, new 35’ tall live wall, new custom hanging mobile in the lobby, numerous new custom lobby screen walls, new “fire features” in the bar area, and the addition of access that will allow the Hotel to bring vehicles into the lobby for Customer events. To accomplish the project, DLZ coordinated a team of interior designers, procurement agents, construction administrators, and engineers that were spread throughout the Country, utilizing Bentley ProjectWise Collaboration and Content Management Software.

All work complied with the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); Transportation Security Administration (TSA); Americans with Disability Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG); and applicable federal, state, and local regulations, laws, and ordinances, and met the Wayne County Airport Authority’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) participation requirements.

Construction sequencing for the Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport Hotel included Guestroom, Conference Level, and lastly, Lobby phases. The hotel maintained full operations throughout the duration of the project.


ADA Compliance Assistance, Architecture, Facility Accessibility Assessment


Private Sector


Detroit, Michigan