Barton Malow

Shinola Hotel

Bedrock Detroit

Historic commercial renovation, Shinola Hotel, entrance at night

Hotel Entrance

Detroit’s new living room, the Shinola Hotel combines historic Detroit architecture with Shinola’s classic style and branding.

Located in the heart of downtown Detroit, the 130-room Shinola Hotel embodies the city’s celebrated craftsmanship and ingenuity with unparalleled design, on-site dining, shopping, and private event spaces. This commercial renovation project combines historic Detroit architecture with Shinola’s classic style and branding.

Barton Malow provided construction management and concrete/steel self-perform services on the two-year project. The commercial project involved the renovation of two historic buildings at 1400 Woodward and the Singer Building, as well as the demolition and subsequent rebuilding of three neighboring buildings that created a hospitality experience unlike any other. Craftsmanship also played a major part in the Shinola Hotel’s planning. Accommodations are thoughtfully designed at every turn — featuring handcrafted millwork, custom fixtures, and quality finishes that were inspired by patterns and textures found during the renovation process.

The Shinola Hotel has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the public and from the industry–and this is evidenced by the numerous awards it has earned. On the construction side, the Shinola Hotel was among Engineering News-Record’s 35 “Best Projects” in the Midwest, earning the honor in the Residential/Hospitality category. It also received a CREW Impact award in the Renovation category, a Construction and Design Award from the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), and was a Construction Association of Michigan “Special Issue” Award Winner.