Trui Moerkerke is a Belgian journalist who moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan with her family in the Summer of 2016. She decided to make the most of the waiting-for-the work-permit-time. She is fascinated with Detroit and studied to become a tour guide. There is so much to see, so much to tell. As a journalist and former editor, Trui knows a thing or two about storytelling. Trui is still writing for Belgian magazines and newspapers and she founded A Dose of Detroit. She's ready to take you on a guided tour in this amazing city (in Dutch, French and English).
In 2013 the Detroit Fire Department moved out of its downtown headquarters, a massive and square building located on the corner of Washington Boulevard and West Larned Street. The 5-story building from 1929 in neoclassical style with dark red bricks and terra cotta accents now houses a design hotel with 100 rooms.
Detroit Foundation Hotel is part of the Aparium Hotel Group, a relatively new group with a unique view. You'll find their hotels in historic buildings, and for renovation and decoration, they work with local designers and artists.
The Apparatus Room is the hotel's restaurant and bar. It has a 2-star chef and a menu with a focus on local ingredients. It's a great place to hang out with locals and tourists.