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The transformation of Detroit‘s inner city may have gained less traction internationally than downtown L.A., it’s impressive nonetheless. The redevelopment projects have yet to see the end, and meanwhile, the neighbourhood already boasts a number of appealing new businesses which have created quite a buzz. One of the new arrivals is The Siren Hotel, a boutique hospitality concept which opened early last year on the premises of the Wurlitzer Building, the former offices of the eponymous jukebox and organ manufacturer of global fame. The property features 106 beautifully appointed guest rooms and public spaces, and as of late, a new dining space further adds to the appeal with a setting which pays homage to the classic American diner. Situated on the second floor, Karl’s is an 80-seat, all-day restaurant helmed by chef Kate Williams, serving a menu of American classics with Williams’ very own enveloping style and grace, along with an in-house bakery and bar. The setting, created by architecture and design practice ASH NYC, sees vinyl banquettes, linoleum paneled walls, mint tiles, all paired with chrome and neon accents, and retro red, orange and green finishes alongside the building’s original wood flooring from 1926. Mind you, the setting at Karl’s combines a bakery, a diner and a dive bar, and last but not least, an original Wurlitzer juke box with a curated record collection. Location: The Siren Hotel, 1509 Broadway Street (Downtown).

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