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The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, Michigan

Marriott International, Incorporated
The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, Michigan
Designed by the late Henry Ford in coordination with renowned architect, Albert Kahn, this historic hotel became the world’s first air-conditioned hotel located at an airfield. The Georgian styled building is reminiscent of some examples within Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village. Ford’s original plan was to design a hotel that would accommodate numerous automotive suppliers and company executives along with the general public.

Following significant internal management restructuring, Marriott International’s Hotel Architectural and Design Department, led by R.A. Yarling managed the renovation of the hotel to bring it up to Marriott’s corporate standards. R.A. Yarling’s Team completed the renovation of the existing hotel, hotel lobby, restaurants, meeting rooms, guest rooms and suites as well as new guest room and ballroom additions. We also carefully planned and relocated six historic cottages - respectful of the hotel’s listing in the registry of historic structures.




“R.A. Yarling and Company managed projects in the most professional and efficient manner and always delivered above our expectations on all projects. Any and all documents associated with each project were always provided ahead of requested deadlines and also included information above the promised commitment.”

Sheri Breazeale, former Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing, Summit Hospitality Group Limited






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