VIP Benefits

Start your celebration earlier and party later with two exclusive receptions as a VIP!

In an exclusive dining experience presented by San Morello, VIP patrons will join SAY Detroit founder Mitch Albom and other special guests at a pre-event reception at 5 p.m. in Shinola Hotel's Birdy Room. The bright and airy Birdy Room conservatory features vaulted glass ceilings and lush greenery, offering a refreshing respite from the energy of downtown Detroit. Fully glass enclosed with a private bar, the Birdy Room also has a small outdoor garden attached with views of the city’s iconic Opera House, sports stadiums and People Mover.

Your VIP experience ends with dessert: Starting at 9 p.m., enjoy a final course of a flaming dessert in the iconic Ghostbar at The Whitney. Relax in the hauntingly beautiful and classy space featuring an ornate wood bar and antique decor.

Check in and get your wristband at the VIP reception.