The Dearborn Inn

The Dearborn Inn

June 24, 2008 08:00 ET

Historic Hotel in Dearborn Michigan-The Dearborn Inn-Launches Innovative Podcast Tours of the Celebrated Property

The Dearborn Inn Podcast highlights the hotel's storied past; The Early American Room, a well-known Detroit area restaurant; and much more

DEARBORN, MICHIGAN--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Commissioned by Henry Ford in 1931, this historic hotel in Dearborn, Michigan effortlessly pairs vintage charm with modern amenities for a luxurious yet distinctive retreat. Highlighting the history that has made The Dearborn Inn what it is today, the classic Dearborn hotel has launched a downloadable Podcast tour of the property. Guests may now learn about the hotel's history prior to arrival or wander the grounds with an MP3 player (the hotel will lend them at the front desk) for an experiential foray into Henry Ford, the Ford Motor Company, and the role of the Detroit area hotel in this remarkable story.

The Podcast features The Early American Room, a much loved Detroit area restaurant, where decades ago visitors could dine and watch airplanes take off and land at the Ford Airport, once located across from the Dearborn MI hotel. Now, the Dearborn restaurant is known among travelers and locals alike for its gourmet Sunday Brunch. And while the original airport has closed, The Dearborn Inn continues to provide a convenient location for a hotel near Detroit Metro Airport.

Having undergone millions of dollars in renovations to both preserve and modernize the property, the Podcast tour of the hotel in Dearborn, Michigan points out both historic features, such as the chandeliers and Italian marble floors, along with new amenities such as flat screen TVs with plug n' play connectivity in each room.

Another highlight of the new Podcast tour of this Detroit luxury hotel is the Alexandria Ballroom, where Mr. and Mrs. Ford enjoyed square dancing with friends and family. Present day guests may also enjoy special events in the original ballroom, ideal for a Detroit MI wedding, reunion, and more.

Of course, the famous Dearborn hotel has many more stories to tell. To download The Dearborn Inn Podcast, visit For telephone inquires, please call 313-271-2700.

About The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel

The Dearborn Inn, commissioned by Henry Ford and built in 1931 near the grounds of Ford Motor Company headquarters, offers an unmatched luxury hotel experience in this desirable suburb of Detroit. With a unique array of accommodations, including the main inn, two colonial lodges, and five colonial guest homes-229 rooms total-The Dearborn Inn couples an elegant historic façade with the quaint charm of an American inn. Housing over 17,000 square feet of event space, the Dearborn Michigan hotel affords an ideal setting for a special event-from a corporate meeting to a Detroit wedding in MI. Additional information and reservations are available online at

Contact Information

  • Marriott International, Inc.
    Jodie Kennedy
    Marketing and eCommerce Manager, Central Region
    (248) 761-3561