Welcome to NAIAS 2019

Welcome to NAIAS 2019! Entering its 31st year, the North American International Auto Show brings together auto makers across the world for two weeks right in the heart of Detroit.

Although NAIAS takes place in Detroit’s Cobo Center, this guide will inform you what’s available to you in the GMRENCEN during your visit at this year’s show.


General Information

This year’s public show starts Saturday, January 19 at 9 a.m. and ends on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. Ticket information is as followed:

  • Adults: $14 per person
  • Seniors: $7 (65 and older)
  • Children: $7 (7-12 years old; 6 and under free with a parent or guardian)

You can purchase tickets by visiting naias.com/tickets/#public-show.

All information regarding this year’s show can be found at naias.com.


Food and Drink

Food and drink options are limited at Cobo Center. If you’re looking for quick bite, sit-down dinner or a stop for lunch, the GMRENCEN has more than 25 restaurants throughout the building. Restaurants include Andiamo Pizza Pie, Burger King, ConeyTown, Granite City, Mac ‘n Cheez!, McDonald’s, Panera Bread, Potbelly, Starbucks, Subway, Zoup! and countless others.

For a full list of restaurants in the building, visit gmrencenwp.wpengine.com/dining.


Where to Stay

Located in the center of the GMRENCEN, the Marriott hotel is just steps from the Cobo Center. The 70-floor hotel overlooks the famous Detroit Riverfront with floor-to-ceiling windows in its spacious rooms and suites.

Click here to make a reservation.


Parking and Transportation

Getting around Detroit is easier than ever with a variety of parking and transportation options. This blog post includes information about the Detroit People Mover, Bird/Lime scooters and easy access across Jefferson St. through our skywalks. Additionally, you can find surrounding parking garages that are open to the public.

If you’re looking to access the GMRENCEN from Cobo, consider taking the Detroit People Mover. It only costs 75 cents and takes approximately 15-20 minutes to make a full rotation.


GM World

You may be interested in exploring our GM World space. The space showcases GM’s latest vehicles and provides a year-round auto show experience for visitors. Visitors can get up close and personal with the vehicles and have their questions answered by product specialists. Visitors can also take a tour of the GMRENCEN to gain even more insight into our history and GM World displays.

For more information about GM World, visit gmrencenwp.wpengine.com/gm-world.


Navigating the Building

You made it to the GMRENCEN. Now what? Make sure to download our free Wayfinder app, which provides turn-by-turn directions throughout the building. Simply type where you want to go, and the app will guide you on your way.

To download the app for iOS, visit here

To download the app for Android, visit here


In the event of an emergency, or if you have any safety-related questions, contact our security office directly at 313-667-1111.

Again, welcome to #NAIAS2019! Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and let us know about your experience.