Location

Venue
Travel
Housing
Food

 

 

Venue:

Sheraton DTW Hotel
8000 S. Merriman Rd
Romulus, MI 48174

Fourth Big House, fourth new venue. The amazing Sheraton DTW Hotel will be our venue for this event, and here are a few reasons why:

* 8000 square feet of ballroom space (over twice as much as TBH3). That’s enough room for 500+ attendees and 100+ setups. You heard that right.

* Located mere minutes from the Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus, MI. Free shuttle that runs 24/7 between the airport and hotel. You can get to the venue literally 10 minutes after you land from your flight.

* Discounted hotel room rate block for Smashers. You’ll definitely want to stay inside the venue for the true national Smash tournament experience.

 

 

Travel:

IF YOU ARE DRIVING IN:

Parking is free right in front of the hotel. 10-second walk into the venue!

IF YOU ARE FLYING IN:

The airport to fly into is Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) which is just 2 miles away from the venue. You are responsible for arranging your own transportation from the airport to the Sheraton. Luckily, doing this is very easy:

Call the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service at (734) 729-2600 ext. 0 and be ready to provide your name, airline, and terminal (McNamara or North). From there, the staff will take care of you! Go to the hotel shuttles area of ground transportation and look for a burnt orange Sheraton shuttle.

The shuttle is free and runs 24/7, every 20 minutes, between the Sheraton Hotel and DTW airport. Amazing deal! Everyone should be able to travel independently to and from the tournament!

 

 

Housing:

The Sheraton DTW Hotel is your best housing option in order to stay inside the venue and connect with other Smashers at the special TBH4 room rate of $99/night. This is a big discount from their usual rate, and an especially great deal considering the quality of the rooms and convenience of staying inside the venue.

UPDATE 9/1/14: Discounted hotel rooms at the venue are now sold out. You have two options at this point:
1) Book a room at the venue at their normal, higher rate of $129/night (note that this option is pre-paid): http://sheratondetroitmetroairport.com/
2) Stay at the Fairfield right next door to the venue at $99/night (this hotel is easily within walking distance): http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dtwfr-fairfield-inn-and-suites-detroit-metro-airport-romulus/

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If you absolutely cannot afford to pay for traditional housing, try CouchSurfing to stay with a Michigan local for the weekend. It might sound creepy, but I personally know people who have used CouchSurfing before and they’ve had a good experience with it. Keep an open mind, as there will be little to no free housing available from Smashers in the area.

 

 

Food:

Inside the hotel (2-minute walk from the ballroom)
Connections Bar: 11am-midnight
Cultivate Restaurant: 7am-11am breakfast, 6pm-10pm dinner

Around the block (5-minute walk outside the venue)
McDonald’s
Big Boy

Around the area (5-minute drive outside the venue):
Subway
Merriman Street Grill & Bar