Furniture retailer West Elm plans store, boutique hotel in Midtown

Posted on September 26, 2016

Contemporary furniture retailer West Elm plans a boutique hotel with more than 135 rooms and a retail store on Cass Avenue in Midtown.

West Elm, a division of San Francisco-based Williams-Sonoma Inc., said in a press release that Detroit is one of five cities expected to get hotels, which are scheduled to start opening in late 2018.

Details on the retail store were not immediately available. A message left with the company was not immediately returned Monday morning.

The other planned hotel locations are Minneapolis; Savannah, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Indianapolis.

West Elm has 93 retail stores in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and Canada. It has unaffiliated franchisees in Mexico, the Middle East and the Philippines.

The hotel is part of a planned $60 million mixed-use development announced three years ago at the northeast corner of Cass and Canfield Street being developed by Birmingham-based Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services Inc. on Wayne State University land.

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