• By Lisa Brody

Daxton Hotel announces February 2021 opening

Birmingham resident Mark Mitchell's Daxton Hotel is almost ready to remove the construction fence and introduce his vision of luxury hospitality to visitors, with an opening date of February 2021 marked on the calendar. “We are excited to show travelers the very best of Michigan and beyond in a market worthy of a world-class hotel,” said Mitchell. “Daxton will set a hospitality standard far beyond the Midwest and it is an absolute privilege to deliver a project that will be an important aspect of Birmingham’s fabric for generations to come.” Daxton Hotel is the first hotel by local entrepreneur Mark Mitchell and the latest hotel to launch by Aparium Hotel Group, which will be the poshest property in its award-winning portfolio to date. The 151-room Daxton will bring a modern vision of Birmingham luxury,ncorporating some of the finest art, wellness, dining, and retail that hospitality can offer, according to hotel officials. It is located at 298 S. Old Woodward at Brown Street. Daxton Hotel’s vision stems from Mitchell, a lifelong metro Detroit area resident, who pledged to create a hotel product in his local community that will set a new cultural standard for hospitality. Mitchell wanted to integrate his family story into the build with the property being named after his son Daxton, with other subtle nods throughout. Renowned chef Garrison Price will serve as executive chef of the hotel’s flagship restaurant, Madam. Madam will feature enlightened American fare, with an ever-evolving menu focusing on seasonality and the freshness emblematic of California cuisine. The venue, which can seat up to 71, will have lush greenery hanging from high ceilings, complementing three tones of wood floors. Chef Garrison has over 20 years of culinary experience, having served as Executive Chef for three years at Manhattan’s iconic il Buco Alimentari e Vineria and served as Culinary Director for Jean-Georges Vongerichten, overseeing 17 of his acclaimed restaurants around the globe. Daxton Hotel will feature a minimalist-luxe design with close to 400 pieces of cutting-edge art curated by world-renowned Saatchi Art. Vibrant colors flood spaces, featuring a chartreuse lobby, deep-burgundy guest rooms, and lavender parlors. Daxton brings a blend of provocative and edgy style, offering artistic freedom expression throughout. Each guest room will include at least two custom pieces of artwork from 160 artists representing 32 countries. The artwork crosses multiple mediums including painting, photography, collage, drawing, and sculpture of some of the best international, national, and regional artists, while local acclaimed muralist Ouizi (Louise Jones) will be creating mesmerizing design scrim headboard backdrops for the guest rooms. Daxton will have their very own personal trainer on staff in conjunction with Michigan’s Lean Body Studio. A variety of private training sessions, weekly workout classes, and interactive events such as “Brunch and Burn” bringing together guests who share the same love of fitness will be offered. The property will also have itss own running club through the Pierce Street-based Gazelle Sports, a specialty running boutique with a deep community connection.

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