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Jennifer Berkemeier
Busiest June For Cobo in Recent History
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Downtown Detroit hoteliers and business have reported the busiest June in recent history.  The city's event business is coming back, based in large part to Cobo Center's $279 million renovation and new management.  In three years, the number of conventions in Cobo Center have jumped from six in 2011 to 14 so far this year.  Add to that a significant uptick in local, corporate & association meetings and sporting events, and the impact of the Cobo improvements becomes qualitative.


"We are now booking Cobo Center literally year round," said Thom Connors, Regional Vice President and General Manager of Cobo Center/SMG. "The new Grand Riverview Ballroom, three story glass atrium and City View Lounge with Made-In_Detroit Food Court opening last September provide the best place to hold an event in Detroit over the summer, while accessing all of the world class festivals and events held in the downtown area that run concurrently."




New June convention business in Cobo this year included the United Auto Workers 36th Constitutional Convention, the Society of Manufacturing Engineer Big M convention, the Michigan Osteopathic Association Convention, The 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the Academy of General Dentistry Annual Meetings and Exhibits.


To book your event, request a ballroom tour or a private tasting, please contact Jennifer Berkemeier: or call 313-877-8204