Hotel, Transportation, and Dining

Detroit is a city undergoing massive transformation. The New York Times named the city #9 of 52 Places to Go in 2017. And Detroit is one of six cities worldwide named by National Geographic as an “unexpected” food destination. Hop on the People Mover at the stop inside the Renaissance Center, home of the Conference hotel and site.

Official Conference Hotel

The League’s National Conference will be held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The Renaissance Center is located on Jefferson Avenue in downtown Detroit, and the Marriott is in Tower 400. The League’s Conference hotel block has closed, check the hotel’s website here for current availability.

Please see below for additional details.

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243
Tel: 313 568 8000

Parking is available at several garages in the immediate vicinity, including:
Beaubien Place Garage (at the corner of Atwater and St. Antoine)
Port Atwater Parking Structure (at 200 Beaubien)
Miller Parking Garage (at the corner of Atwater and Renaissance Drive West)
Millender Center Garage (at the corner of Randolph and Congress)

Rates vary, but are typically $2.00-$3.00 per half hour with a daily maximum rate of $15.00-$25.00.

Valet parking is available, with drop-off and pick-up directly in front of the Jefferson Avenue entrance to the Renaissance Center. Valet parking costs $35.00 daily.



The QLine, also called the M-1 Rail, is a streetcar with north-south service on Woodward Avenue.

The QLine stop closest to the Renaissance Center is Congress St., on Woodward Avenue between Congress and Larned (approximately an 8-minute walk from the Renaissance Center). The stop closest to the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center is Martin Luther King Blvd./Mack Ave., on Woodward Avenue and Mack Avenue (approximately a 2-minute walk from the Max).

A single QLine fare (good for 3 hours) costs $1.50. Daily passes (good for 24 hours) cost $3.00. Tickets can be purchased at all station platforms, online at, and via the QLine mobile app. Tickets can also be purchased onboard QLine cars with cash only.

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Airfare Discount:

Delta Airlines is pleased to offer special discounts on flights to Detroit for the League’s National Conference.

Reservations and ticketing are available via

Select your flight and enter meeting code NMPUL in the box provided.

Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting Reservations at 800 328 1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT.

Amtrak Discounts:

Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to (Detroit, MI) between (June 01, 2017 – June 14, 2017).  To book your reservation call Amtrak at 800 872 7245 or contact your local travel agent.

Conventions cannot be booked via internet.  Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X13E-965 when making your reservation.  This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service.  Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.  Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class, or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.

Detroit Public Transportation, Taxis, and Rideshare services:
The Detroit People Mover is an elevated monorail that serves downtown Detroit in a three-mile loop, including a stop housed within the Renaissance Center. It does not offer service to (or near) The Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, but it is an easy way to travel from destination to destination in downtown Detroit. A single ride costs $0.75. For more information visit

Detroit is served by several taxi companies, whose contact information can be found below. Uber and Lyft are also readily available in Detroit and are easy to use.

Metro Airport Taxi – 800 745 5191

Michigan Green Cabs – 877 476 8294

Click here for information on transportation options to and from the airport.


Detroit has a thriving and creative culinary scene. Local classics (like soul food, coney dogs, and Detroit-style pizza) coexist with modern cuisine, comfort food, fine dining, and dishes from around the world.


Click here to view a list of recommended restaurants and bars close to The Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.

Click here to view a list of recommended restaurants and bars close to the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Click here to view a list of recommended restaurants and bars in other parts of the city.