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
  • Phone – (313) 568-8000
  • Mariott Page

Hotel Details:

  • Check-in: 4:00 pm, Check-out: 11:00 am
  • Smoke Free Property
  • No pets allowed; service animals only
  • Gehring Academy attendees can take advantage of a $179/night rate (Standard King or Double Room) by clicking the link below. This special rate is available for rooms booked July 13 – 18, 2024. If guests prefer to make their reservation over the phone, please call (877) 901-6632. To take advantage of the discounted rate, you must reserve your room by June 24th, 2024.

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.