Hotel & Airport Information

This year’s Gehring Academy takes returns to the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center (RenCen) in beautiful downtown Detroit. Soaring 70 stories above the Detroit River, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is in the heart of downtown on the riverfront. The hotel is located within the RenCen complex, which features seven interconnected buildings with apparel and gift shops, banks and restaurants, beverages, and even a movie theater. Situated downtown along the award-winning International RiverWalk, the hotel is near the Huntington Place, Ford Field, Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, and other attractions.

Contact Information:

    • Address – Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Dr W, Detroit, MI 48243

Hotel Details:

As of June 24, 2024, both ASCA hotel blocks have reached capacity. In an effort to assist those still in need of lodging during the Academy, we encourage utilization of the following sites:

  • Detroit People Mover – this FREE shuttle operates on a nonstop loop during normal business hours (and weekends). The RC (Renaissance Center) stop is where the Academy will take place. Use this site to determine the distance between a hotel and the shuttle.
  • 2024 Best Hotels in Detroit – Powered by Tripadvisor, this page shows hotels with open rooms along with the distance to the closest People Mover stop.

Airport Information

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

  • Address – 11050 W. G. Rogell Dr. #602, Detroit, MI 48242
  • Website –

To/From DTW to the Marriott is approximately 20-25 minutes via passenger car (Lyft, Uber, etc.) and approximately 75 minutes via public transportation (SMART bus). If utilizing the SMART bus, choose the 261 from the McNamara Terminal at DTW. This line runs every 30 minutes. Learn more about the SMART metro system here.