Project Profile

The Apparatus Room

Hospitality, Restaurants + Food Service

Boutique Hotel Restaurant

Historic Elements Made Chic

Built in 1929, the stately former Detroit Fire Department headquarters sat on the northeast corner of Washington Boulevard and West Larned Street. Sachse Construction worked with McIntosh Poris to convert these two historic buildings into a 100-key boutique hotel known as The Detroit Foundation Hotel. The hotel also includes a full bar and restaurant enclosed on the first floor and the addition of a fifth-floor banquet hall.

The Apparatus Room showcases the building’s rich history as well as its chic take on Detroit’s renaissance. The construction team worked to blend the old and new. The space features uniquely selected finishes, lighting, and furnishing, as well as restored historical elements. The construction team restored and replaced plaster and brick and installed a new wood floor and bar with marble front casework.