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Populace Coffee

FIRST FLOOR, 7AM – 4PM (MON-SAT)
7AM - 2PM (SUN)

Populace Coffee Roasters, The Siren’s in-house coffee roaster and bar, features coffee drinks, fresh roasted coffees, and pastries baked right upstairs at Karl’s. Stand at the counter, return to your chamber, or seek a corner of the lobby for stimulating conversation.

Candy Bar

FIRST FLOOR, 4PM - 2 AM

The hotel’s cocktail lounge is also one of America’s most anticipated. The menu features classics alongside proprietary creations. Candy Bar’s success will be judged in later years by the social movements, business deals, marriages (and assignations) that are hatched under its candy pink ceiling.

Albena

FIRST FLOOR, 4PM - DINNER

An 8-seat enigma, Albena is helmed by James Beard nominee Chef, Garrett Lipar, who bares his soul to a few fortunate guests each evening. A reservation will secure your place inside Albena’s open kitchen within a private nook of the hotel. With a tasting menu inspired by the Great Lakes region and wabi sabi design meant to engage and heighten your every sense, a seat here is truly a rite of passage. Advanced booking is required. Reserve online, by phone, or inquire at Reception.

Pot & Box

FIRST FLOOR

Founded in 2007 by local floral artiste Lisa Waud,
Pot & Box is Detroit's preeminent floral design studio. The outpost at  The Siren Shop features romantic arrangements for discrete affairs or teary farewells and are available at your convenience, every day and every night.

Karl's

SECOND FLOOR

With the Wurlitzer jukebox keeping the soundtrack, hour after hour, Karl’s is soon to become your favorite not-so-greasy spoon.

The Social Club Grooming Company

FIRST FLOOR, 9AM – 9PM (TUES – SAT)
10AM – 6PM (SUN) , CLOSED MONDAY

Sebastian Jackson’s two-chair barbershop is the downtown extension of his burgeoning empire.  Grab a seat in this mid-century jewel box for a cut, shave or simply a chat with one of Detroit’s cultural emcees.

The Roof

FOURTEENTH FLOOR

Perched on the top floor of the Wurlitzer, the rooftop bar boasts views of Downtown Detroit and Comerica Park.

Sid Gold’s Request Room

FIRST FLOOR

For the bold at heart, Sid Gold’s is the Wurlitzer
Building’s very own piano karaoke bar.

To Be Announced

FIRST FLOOR

Stay tuned for more news.

Siren Shop

FIRST FLOOR

Visit the Shop off the lobby for a downtown outpost of Pot & Box’s cut flowers and plants, alongside exclusive Siren keepsakes and gear.  The Shop hosts rotating local, national and international brands in addition to limited edition photographs by Detroit's Bill Rauhauser.

Hotel Policies & Guest Directory

On-demand ice machine may be found in the basement level. Simply bring your courier tub with you and once you arrive at the appropriate level, signs will guide you toward the ice room.
The internet is fully yours. An open wireless network is available for work or pleasure.

Please visit Reception for more information on how you can navigate our grand city by bike.

Gentle and compassionate, intelligent and sustainable — our custom blended shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion incorporate only the finest botanicals. The Siren echoes this philosophy by minimizing environmental waste and providing refillable pump bottles for every room. Remove these toiletries at your discretion for $50 per bottle. If you’d like to purchase a new bottle, please visit Reception.
Whether you’re looking to relive the romance, glamour and dynamism of Detroit’s past or immerse yourself in this moment of rediscovery, our team at Reception can cast an intimate lens on the Motor City. Talk with us for insight, access to insider events and info on Detroit’s most extraordinary destinations — many lie within a stone’s throw from our lobby.
For a true health emergency please call 911. Remember to inform the dispatcher of your room number. We will assist where we can before they arrive. For other concerns, Reception will be rapidly at your service.
From a forgotten toothbrush to your favorite unmentionables, our bag of tricks is deep and at your service. Just give us a ring.
We’re pleased to arrange flower delivery to your room via Pot & Box from our lobby shop. Lisa and her team can offer their expertise on species and fragrance alike.

Check-in / Check-out
Check-in time is 3:00pm.
Check-out time is 11:00am

If you would like your luggage stored for the day, please visit Reception and we will be happy to stow your items for up to 10 hours.
For reservations at The Siren, visit www.thesirenhotel.com for our best available rate.

Taxi or limousine services can be arranged at Reception. Uber Detroit is another available preference via your mobile device.

Yes, we will favorably exchange paper currency in amounts up to $100.
Zipcars are conveniently available one block from the hotel at the Z Deck. Inquire with reception before you get lost. Additionally, most major car rental agencies have offices in the surrounding neighborhood.
Please consult Reception for rates, location and valet services including on-site, overnight and daily parking.
Your travel ease is our pleasure. Please contact Reception for airline and rail ticket confirmation, maps and other information about navigating our extraordinary city.
If your room gets warmer or cooler than we anticipated, a digital thermostat is found adjacent to your front door. Simply override our automatic settings to find a superior level of comfort.
Our well-trained house team is scheduled to service your chamber between 8:00am and 6:00pm. We will service your chamber daily unless you ask otherwise. If you have a special preference, please let Reception know and we will be sure to expedite your request. Our chambermaids ask that you check the room twice before your departure to ensure you have all personal effects.
For your peace of mind, valuable items can be kept in our house safe. Please discuss details with Reception.
A spiffy hair dryer, iron and accompanying board can be found in each chamber. Please inquire with Reception if you require assistance.
Please inquire with Reception for any information on laundry and dry cleaning services.
Beds will be made and towels exchanged daily. Linens changed every third day. For a more or less frequent schedule, simply let us know.
Short of wetting stamps with staff saliveries, we take great personal care in handling and sending your letters and packages. We provide standard, overnight and courier services.
We stock a wide variety of newspapers and rare magazines from around the world. If you wish for delivery of a certain periodical, let us know and we will do our best to have it waiting for you.
A list of healing facilities in the area resides at Reception. In case of an emergency, please dial 911.
If your international device isn’t suited for North American outlets, an array of adapters are available at Reception.
Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, Reception will gladly ring your room to ensure you’re up and at ‘em. Simply dial 0 to request your desired wake-up call time. 
There are telephones available in each chamber. Local and long-distance calling are both complimentary. Dial 0 to reach the Front Desk; For external calls,  dial 9 + (area code) + phone number. To call a guestroom dial the room number directly.
Enable all of your senses at the city’s finest restaurants. Please arrange for reservations at Reception.
We love your pets as our own. There is no fee to bring them with you; however, a fee may be added for damages or additional cleaning when required. We ask that you never leave your pet alone in the room. Housekeeping will be performed only when your pet is out with you.
Smoking is strictly prohibited inside guest rooms, both by hotel standards and Michigan State Law. If you choose to smoke in your room, we offer our deepest condolences alongside a non-negotiable minimum fine of $1,000.
Your privacy is superlative at The Siren. Should you wish to reside in your room uninterrupted, please place the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the hook provided on your chamber door.
Please visit Reception for more information on gym usage in the Detroit area.

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BILL RAUHAUSER, born in Detroit in 1918, is considered the Dean of Detroit photographers. Beginning in the 1940s, Bill captured the quotidian occurrences of life in the city and his oeuvre has come to define the public’s conception of Detroit during its golden age and the years that followed.

Bill sought truth in reality through his camera, and eschewed staging or manipulation in order to preserve the credibility of Street Photography.

SANDERS LUNCH COUNTER, 1955

As Bill himself observed, “over the years I’ve just walked around Detroit keeping an eye open waiting for something to happen, something significant,” he said, “and I love every minute of it.” Bill’s work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Detroit Institute of Art and in five monographs published between 2003 and 2014.

The Siren Hotel, in collaboration with Hill Gallery of Birmingham, Michigan, is pleased to host a collection of Bill’s most compelling images, one for each guest chamber in the hotel. A limited edition of each image is available for purchase in the hotel shop. Bill’s legacy as a keen and empathetic observer of 20th century Detroit lives on at the Siren.

Limited edition Bill Rauhauser catalogue available for purchase at The Siren Hotel.

STOREFRONT, NUN, AND WOMAN, 1960

MEET QUENTIN JONES, the eponymous talent from across the pond. Her considerable repertoire includes roles as a director, illustrator, painter and photographer. Quentin’s artistic pursuit has been a life-long affair, and Miss Jones has made a reputation for herself as an image maker that bends the contemporary to the surreal with aplomb. In person, her presence is both electric and ethereal.

Her mystery is that of The Siren. Over the past year, we have had the honor of working with Quentin on her first large-scale public installation in the United States, which will adorn the south façade of our dear Wurlitzer Building in the spring of 2018. Below is a snippet of what’s to come; linger a little longer and you just might find yourself entranced by the first of our many Sirens…

QUENTIN JONES IN HER STUDIO


MIXED MEDIA ARTWORK BY QUENTIN JONES FOR THE SIREN HOTEL

A Brief History
of the Wurlitzer

A STORIED PAST of Detroit's MOST
ICONIC MUSIC EMPIRE

 

BORN IN THE LATE 50'S, THE FAMOUS DETROIT MOTOWN RECORD COMPANY BROUGHT ABOUT AN INFECTIOUS ENERGY TO THE MOTOR CITY

“MUSICAL FUN FOR EVERYONE” PRINT ADVERTISEMENT, 1940

THE YEAR IS 1926. DETROIT BUSINESS IS BOOMING.
A German immigrant named Rudolph Wurlitzer has already built an organ empire in the United States. The Fox, the Fisher, the Michigan and the Fillmore all need Wurlitzer’s “Mighty Machine.” As a tribute to Rudolph Wurtlizer’s success and to Detroit as a rising star in the forefront of American cities, the Wurtlizer building is constructed. 

She is slender, elegant and remarked by the Detroit Times as a ‘sheer beauty’. Filled with music for five decades as a music store, recording studio, repair shop and concert space, the Wurlitzer lived up to it’s name as “the world’s largest music house.” That is…until the music stopped.

50 YEARS LATER, the Wurlitzer moves out. Small firms shuffle in, then out. Lights go out. The streets of the once celebrated city empty. All is quiet and seemingly forgotten. But there is a small flame burning, nurtured by the believers and lovers who still can’t quite forget Detroit’s collective past.

Today, the Wurlitzer is reborn as The Siren Hotel, a tribute to what came before and a nod to the unwritten future of America’s most beguiling city. The test of time is long but we’re in no rush. 

THE SIREN PENTHOUSE PRIOR TO RECONSTRUCTION 

THE FAÇADE RESTORED TO ITS ORIGINAL RENAISSANCE REVIVAL CONSTRUCTION 

THE CLEAREST DETAILS OF THE PAST
ARE LEFT TO THE MEMORIES OF THOSE WHO
BUILD THE FUTURE. THEY MAY REMEMBER
A COLOR OR SOUND. A MAN OR WOMAN.
THE LYRICS TO A SONG OR THE MUSIC ITSELF.
BUT SOME JUST REMEMBER THE BUILDING.

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LET US GO IN AND DANCE ONCE MORE ON
THE DREAM'S GLIMMERING
FLOOR, BENEATH
THE BALCONY FESTOONED WITH ROSES.  LET US
GO IN
AND DANCE ONCE MORE. THE DOOR BEHIND
US CLOSES AGAINST AN EVENING
PURPLE WITH
STARS AND MIST. LET US GO IN AND KEEP OUR
TRYST WITH MUSIC
AND WHITE ROSES, AND SPIN
AROUND IN SWIRLS OF SOUNDS.

NOCTURNE OF REMEMBERED SPRING • CONRAD POTTER AIKEN

 

 

Contact

Location

1509 Broadway Street
Detroit, Michigan 48226

Group/Events Inquiries

+1 313 555 4736
events@thesirenhotel.com