So you’re planning a trip to the GMRENCEN, but what should you do?
Don’t stress about planning! The GMRENCEN is iconic to Detroit’s skyline and home to businesses that drive Detroit’s future, meaning we have thousands of visitors and tenants walking through our doors every day. We’ve compiled a docket of activities to make your next visit to the GMRENCEN a fun and memorable adventure, in and around the building.
If you’re from out of town and are checking off all the sights, be sure to see the GMRENCEN through the eyes of our building tour! Our free guided tours meet at the Jefferson Lobby Information Desk and leave at 12 and 2 p.m. weekdays. The tours typically take an hour and you have the opportunity to see GM World, the Wintergarden, our rooftop urban garden and more.
Follow this guide if you…
Are a Conference Guest
If you’re in town for a short while, make sure to take advantage of the GMRENCEN’s many eateries and restaurants! Between brunch options, snack choices, five-star suppers and on-the-go meals you have so much to choose from when planning your GMRENCEN meal. Our restaurants feature delicious seasonal menus and the sweeping views and impeccable service won’t disappoint you either.
Are Part of a Senior Group
Join us for some fun in the sun when On the Plaza returns to the GM Plaza. Local artists and bands will take to the plaza Tuesday’s and Thursday’s during lunchtime for a relaxing break.
Spend some time shopping in the GMRENCEN, too! Tenants and visitors can find everything from Detroit-themed merchandise to locally-farmed produce to Michigan wines at our retail stores. Eastern Market sets up shop on the GM Plaza on Wednesdays (June-September) from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Stop by for locally-farmed and fresh produce!
Are Visiting with a School Group
Experience Detroit through the lens of local photographers. The GMRENCEN hosted the Your Photo Here Contest during the fall of 2017 to highlight local artists’ work of the GMRENCEN. Find the ten photographs between Tower 200 and Tower 400 on Level 1. A small biography of the artist is also included on each photograph.
If you’re a talented school group looking to perform inside the GMRENCEN, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for approval and event coordination. The GMRENCEN regularly hosts events and performances on the GM Plaza, inside the Wintergarden, GM World, in the Jefferson Lobby and more, and we’re happy to work with you to bring your group to the building.
Relax downtown with weekly rooftop yoga classes throughout the summer. Rooftop Yoga will return to the Beaubien Place Garage rooftop where visitors are guided through a yoga workout tailored for beginners and advanced yogis. The best part – it’s free!
You can also schedule some relaxation time at Corporate Mind & Body Spa. This wellness company is designed for busy people and leaves customers feeling revived, refreshed and renewed in 15 minutes.
Keep up your physical health at RenCen Fitness if you live downtown, too. Located on Level A of the GMRENCEN, RenCen Fitness offers diverse workout machines and instructed classes throughout the week. If you want to take your workout outside, RenCen Fitness has easy access directly onto Atwater.
No matter why you’re visiting the GMRENCEN, we recommend all visitors step outside and explore the Detroit Riverfront! This reclaimed space connects miles of recreational area open to all visitors. Head to Milliken State Park, the Detroit Princess or simply enjoy the view of Windsor’s skyline while you’re outside.
What is your favorite activity to do inside the GMRENCEN? Let us know in the comments!