The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit to Begin the New Year With Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

All Guest Rooms and Suites, Meeting Space, and Public Areas to be Reimagined as a Wellness-Infused Urban Escape, Beginning in 2023

T-B: King Guest Room; Rendering of The Motor Bar

DETROIT, Nov. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Oxford Capital Group, LLC announced its plan for a $20 million renovation of The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit that will begin in January 2023. The project will feature a new, contemporary design of its 453 guest rooms and suites, 36,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, and all public spaces within the property, in addition to introducing a new dining experience next year. Chicago-based Gettys Group will oversee the hotel transformation, which is slated for completion in early summer 2023, and the hotel will remain open and operational throughout the renovation period.

“We are extremely excited about the renovation plan,” said Debra Schultz, General Manager, The Westin Book Cadillac. “Our guests have always enjoyed our iconic hotel’s welcoming and elegant experience, and when we emerge from our renovation, we look forward to amplifying that familiar experience with a rejuvenated one that invites guests to create new, inspiring memories.”

When the hotel opened in 1924, it was revered as the most extravagant hotel in the city and acknowledged as the tallest hotel in the world at the time. Throughout its history, it has welcomed prominent figures including several presidents, top entertainers, professional athletes and hosted major social galas. Following its closure in 1984, the hotel re-emerged as The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit in 2008 after a two-year, multi-million-dollar restoration that proved to be the catalyst for the city’s rejuvenation. The hotel reclaimed its position as Detroit’s premier hospitality destination with the full range of signature amenities and services from Westin including the brand’s iconic Heavenly Bed®.

“We are excited to comprehensively refresh this beautiful asset to ensure its accommodations and amenities remain at the leading edge of the dynamic Detroit market,” said John W. Rutledge, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Oxford Capital Group, LLC and Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC.

The hotel’s redesign will pay homage to its Italian Renaissance style from original architect Louis Kamper with a fresh, contemporary aesthetic. A new color palette and patterns, and much more will be introduced to enrich the refreshed new look.

“Our concept is to retain the property’s beauty by balancing the strong architectural motifs and patterns with soft natural forms, and dynamic flowing movement,” said Ryan Schommer, Director, Gettys Group. “Spaces will offer varied comfortable, yet refined, furnishings and styling that honors classical elegance in a new way. Combining the storied details with an enlivened natural approach will result in an inviting residential feel.”

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit participates in Marriott Bonvoy® – the award-winning travel program from Marriott International – allowing members to earn and redeem points for their stay at the new hotel, and at other hotels and resorts across Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio of brands. With the Marriott Bonvoy app, members enjoy a level of personalization and a contactless experience that allows them to travel with peace of mind.

For more information, please visit or visit The Westin Book Cadillac Facebook, and for reservations, please call +1 313-442-1600.

About Oxford Capital Group, LLC Oxford Capital Group, LLC is an award-winning international real estate investment, development, and management firm that focuses on large-scale acquisitions, developments, redevelopments, and operationally intensive real estate. Oxford, its affiliates, and principals have been involved in over $3 billion of real estate and private equity investments, with a primary focus on hospitality (16,000+ hotel rooms); hospitality anchored mixed use projects including multi-family (2,000+ units); senior housing (3,000+ units); urban retail; and parking. Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC is its wholly owned hotel management affiliate, which specializes in operating, managing, and branding distinctive, high design luxury lifestyle hotels, and food & beverage venues. Oxford Living, LLC is its senior housing investment and management platform. Oxford Residential, LLC is its multi-family development affiliate.

About The Gettys Group The Gettys Group is a family of hospitality-focused companies dedicated to creating the inspired moments that stay with guests and the defined details that enrich brand. For more than 30 years, they’ve guided developers, operators and brands in the creation of meaningful and rewarding hospitality experiences around the world. Whether they’re designing interiors for all tiers of the chain scale, directing program management for new developments, launching exciting brands or demystifying the procurement process – they elevate and transform, make things easy and create value. For more information please visit

About Westin® Hotels & Resorts Westin Hotels & Resorts, hospitality’s global leader in well-being for more than a decade, empowers guests to transcend the rigors of travel while on the road through the brand’s Six Pillars of well-being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well. At more than 230 hotels and resorts in 40 countries and territories, guests can experience wellness offerings that include the brand’s iconic and award-winning Heavenly® Bed, TRX fitness equipment in the signature WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studios, delicious and nutritious menu offerings on their Eat Well menu, and more. For more information, please visit and stay connected on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Westin is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit

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