On the site of the former Statler Hotel, City Club Apartments-Central Business District Detroit officially opened today. The new building brings 288 apartments to Grand Circus Park.

Both long-term and short-term apartments are available, with furnished and unfurnished options. Those who stay short term (even overnight) have the same amenities as residents. The building also has 396 underground parking spots - unusual for Detroit. 

The indoor pool/spa area has doors that open up to the outdoor terrace.Courtesy of City Club Apartments

20 percent of the apartments are "affordable" -- $1,000-1,100 per month. The market rate apartments range in rent from $1,300 for a studio to $4,000 for a larger three bedroom, two bath penthouse. Those living in the penthouses get access to a rooftop deck. Apartments have four different finish packages, with movable islands, custom cabinetry, washers and dryers in unit, walk-in closets, and "sexy bathrooms." Units on the main level have direct access to the outdoor space.

The kitchen in a two bedroom apartment on the main levelCourtesy of City Club Apartments

Pre-leasing started in spring 2020, and residents started moving in last fall. A representative says that 75 percent of the apartments are already leased.

Jonathan Holtzman, City Club Apartments founder and CEO, says, "This is a premier and historic location celebrated with innovative design, resort class services, attention to green and wellness and unmatched technology."

The club room with kitchen, game room, and seating areasCourtesy of City Club Apartments

Amenities include a fitness center on the main level (looking out to the street), a business center, a theater for rent, an event space with a kitchen and game room, a pool with doors that open to the outside lounge, electric charging stations and bike storage, a bark park, and a 24/7 concierge. A lobby library greets guests with bright colors and prints, which are seen in many rooms throughout the building.

The lobby library with conciergeCourtesy of City Club Apartments

Storefronts line Washington Boulevard, bringing new business downtown. Premier Pet Supply will open this summer in a 3,000-square-foot space. The Statler Bistro will open late summer/early fall through the Joe Vicari Restaurant Group, with American and French cuisine and a market, plus an outdoor patio.

The site sits across from the David Whitney Building, with the sports arenas in close walking distance. The former Statler Hotel opened in 1915 and hosted many big names in its heyday, including Zsa Zsa Gabor and Harry Houdini. The stately hotel stood 18 stories and had 800 rooms, but was closed in 1975 and demolished in 2005.