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Cooper Hotels Converts the Former Hilton Suites Detroit Metro Airport
to the Embassy Suites Detroit-Metro Airport

Embassy Suites® Detroit-Metro Airport is First Hotel Born in 2008 

DETROIT - The Embassy Suites Detroit-Metro Airport rang in the New Year at 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2008, celebrating the grand opening of the 151-suite hotel, and their distinguishing title as “First Hilton Family Hotel Born in 2008”! 

The midnight gala and ribbon cutting ceremony benefited Jewish Vocational Services of Detroit and was attended by city officials, local dignitaries, Chamber of Commerce officials and members and prominent area business owners, in addition to management and ownership. In attendance were Timothy Keyes, economic development director for the city of Romulus; Pace Cooper, president/CEO of Cooper Hotels; and Hugh McFarland, vice president of operations for Cooper Hotels. 

The new hotel is located at 8600 Wickham Road in Romulus, MI and is owned and managed by Cooper Hotels under franchise from Hilton Hotels Corporation. Cooper Hotels owns the distinction of being the only company to own all hotels bearing the names of all brands(a) within the Hilton Family, including Hampton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Doubletree, Hilton and now Embassy Suites. The hotel was formerly a Hilton Suites. 

left to right: Joe Vig, JS Vig Contractor president; Timothy Keyes, economic development director for the City of Romulus; Jim Sheridon, project superintendent, JS Vig Contractor; Pace Cooper, president and CEO of Cooper Hotels; Geoff Thompson, general manager of the Embassy Suites Detroit Metro Airport; Hugh McFarland, vice president of operations for Cooper Hotels; Brian Carney, director of food and beverage for Cooper Hotels and Webb Myers, director of construction for Cooper Hotels. (Photo: Business Wire)
“We are pleased to welcome the Embassy Suites Detroit-Metro Airport into the Hilton Family and are excited it is the first Hilton Family Hotel born in the New Year,” said Jim Holthouser, senior vice president, Embassy Suites brand management. “This hotel has been completely renovated and is the perfect option for business and leisure travelers alike visiting Detroit and the surrounding areas.” 

Complete with seven meeting rooms and 2,500 square feet of meeting space, the hotel is ideal for business meetings or family functions. A Starbucks on site greets guests with the fresh aroma of coffee and complements the Embassy Suites’ complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast offered each morning. A beautiful open-air atrium, complete with greenery and water feature, complimentary nightly Manager’s Reception(b) and two-room suites complete the full Embassy Suites experience. Additionally, each suite includes an ergonomically advanced Herman Miller chair and two 32” HD LCD TVs. 

About Embassy Suites Detroit Metro Airport 
Embassy Suites Detroit Metro Airport is located at 8600 Wickham Road in Romulus, MI. To make reservations, travelers can visit the Embassy Suites Hotels Web site at, call 1-800-EMBASSY or call the hotel directly at 813.653.1905. 

About Embassy Suites Hotels 
Hilton Hotels is the leading global hospitality company, with nearly 2,800 hotels and 475,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, including 150,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection™. 

About Cooper Hotels 
Cooper Hotels is a privately owned multi-brand owner/operator of hotels located throughout the eastern half of the U.S. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, the company's portfolio consists of 22 hotels 13 of which are Hilton Family of Hotels franchised properties. For more information on Cooper Hotels visit

(a) Hilton’s non-luxury brands, not including Conrad and the Waldorf-Astoria Collection. 
(b) Subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age. 


Embassy Suites Detroit Metro Airport
Geoff Thompson, 734.728.9200

Embassy Suites Brand Communications
Dawn Ray, 901.374.5954

Also See: Memphis Based Cooper Hotels Gravitates Toward Hilton Properties -- Has Developed at Least One of Each of the Six Hilton Brands / December 2007
Cooper Companies Re-brands Five Hotels in Tennessee to Doubletree / September 2003


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