Maybe it was the sultry vocals of “The Blonde Bombshell” or her daring half-length backless dresses that made men seem like her and women wanted to be like her.
Nonetheless, Marilyn Monroe was like Hollywood royalty in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and Fadi Achour, general manager of Delta by Marriott hotels, hopes to capture that magic of Marilyn for guests with the opening of a new lounge inside the airport accommodation. .
A grand opening recently took place at the hotel at 31500 Wick Road in Romulus.
It featured a group of five Motown musicians, Marilyn’s favorite appetizers and cocktails, including Marilyn’s Cocktail, a concoction of champagne, apple brandy and grenadine.
It took months of research to uncover so many of the icon’s favorite things and infuse them into the living room and hotel.
Achour said his favorite margaritas including “Some Like It Hot” and “A Perfect Kiss” are at the top of the drink list.
There is a menu in the living room and it covers everything about Marilyn
The living room is decorated with a multitude of Monroe memorabilia.
Achour explained that in 2017, when the hotel underwent a renovation, several Andy Warhol pieces featuring Monroe were on display.
The general manager said he decided to extend this vibe and that Marilyn’s Lounge is an extension of the tribute to the star.
He said it gave people who otherwise had nowhere to go in the area a destination to visit.
The hotel even has a Monroe suite in the hotel.
Achour says there is only one, and it is the most expensive room in the hotel.
Customers don’t seem to be put off by the price. In fact, Achour said that people are inspired.
He said he has a regular guest who books the room when he comes to town.
Once word started to spread on the hotel’s theme, Achour said they had started receiving contributions from people who had Marilyn Monroe collections that they were ready to share.
The assembly was an underrated success for the general manager.
He predicted that around 50 people would show up at the grand opening ceremony, but that number actually doubled.
Among the guests was an actress from Troy who was an impersonator of Marilyn for the affair.
“It was a huge success,” Achour said.
In fact, having her there was such a perfect touch for the occasion. Achour said she had agreed to return on Friday from October 8.
Whether or not he’s a fan of the President’s birthday serenade or the blower dress above a Manhattan subway gate, Achour hopes the legendary model / actress draws visitors in and understands why “gentlemen prefer blondes”.