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Delayed in Detroit Metro Airport? It's Okay!

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Delayed in Detroit Metro Airport? It's Okay!

By InMotion
November 6, 2017

The Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is Delta Airlines second largest hub and has a plethora of other airlines with flights all over North America, South America, Europe and Asia. While you wait for your flight to depart, there’s plenty to keep you occupied. DTW features plenty of restaurants serving local favorites to fuel you for your travels. There’s also a selection of immersive art to keep you occupied. You can also kill time by shopping including the new InMotion store featuring Briggs & Riley luggage located in the North Terminal near Gate 15.

Detroit skyline

Get lost in the art

Not your average exhibits

DTW has done a wonderful job incorporating unique and eye catching artwork throughout the airport. One of the highlights is the “Light Tunnel”, a walk thought installation designed by Pontiac and Detroit-based Foxfire glass. The walkway connects the three concourses and the McNamara terminal and is full of changing LED lights and varying sounds. The tunnel is a stunning spectacle that makes the most of the space. You will find yourself watching the changing lights in awe instead of hurrying to the terminal. But be careful not to miss your flight.

Another crowd favorite piece of art at DTW is the “Water Feature” located in Concourse A. The fountain is made of black granite and and 39-feet wide, making it hard to miss. Water shoots out of 45 different spouts, mimicking flight paths. The fixture makes for a relaxing backdrop while you are waiting to meet a friend or listening to music on your new Bose QC35 II headphones. You won’t have to worry about hearing the splashing of the water or the exclamations of the crowd because the headphones are noise cancelling. They are also the first headphones to feature Google Assistant. Just be careful you don’t stand too close to the fountain and get them wet.

Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina

Tell Chicago’s deep dish to watch out

Chances are you’re going to work up quite an appetite during your time at the Detroit Metro Airport. Luckily, there are plenty of dining options around the terminal. One of the most popular options is Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina, located in the Central Link.

Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina Pizza

Bigalora is a popular Italian restaurant with various locations throughout Detroit. Rather than serving up simple pizza, Bigalora prides itself on adding high quality toppings to their pizzas like clams, prosciutto and arugula. However, the secret is in the wood fire oven, giving the crust a signature char and an overall smokey flavor to the pizza. If you aren’t in the mood for pizza, Bigalora has a large selection of traditional Italian dishes, including plenty of different pastas. If you’re an early morning traveler, no need to worry. Bigalora also has an extensive gourmet brunch menu. Some of the highlights include the “Italian Breakfast” and the “Polenta Gorgonzola.” If by chance you aren't hungry and are just trying to take the edge off after a stressful day of traveling, Bigalora has an extensive wine list that competes with any Italian restaurant around.

InMotion opens store with Briggs & Riley

A match made in heaven

Briggs & Riley, the travel authority in the luggage space, and InMotion, the country’s largest airport-based electronics retailer, announced a new partnership at the InMotion store at Detroit Metro Airport earlier this month. The new store is located in the North Terminal neat Gate 15.

“InMotion Entertainment caters to a particularly discerning customer base, and we’re thrilled to add Briggs & Riley to our carefully curated offerings,” says Jeremy Smith, President and CEO, InMotion Entertainment Group. “We pride ourselves on bringing premium options to the consumer while they’re traveling, and this addition will further enhance our Detroit store.”

InMotion Briggs & Riley Store

The store features a variety Briggs & Riley luggage and travel accessories like the Sympatico International Carry-on Expandable Spinner, perfect for saving space to meet this pesky airline carry on requirements. The store also features the full line of InMotion electronics including the Klipsch R6 earphone, designed with the same engineering and acoustics of Klipsch home theater speakers. Thus, you won’t need to worry about outside noise interrupting your tunes. Even more important, the headphones are extremely light weight and come with their own carrying case, making them ideal for traveling. InMotion can help you achieve your style goals with the new B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen's BeoPlay P2 bluetooth speaker. While the speaker is small and portable, the bass and overall sound doesn’t suffer. The B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen's BeoPlay P2 bluetooth speaker is perfect to enhance the volume and overall sound of your laptop while you’re trying to watch a movie with your travel companions.

The new InMotion store, featuring Briggs & Riley has everything a traveler would need for their trip and exploration of the Detroit Metro Airport. Keep the store in mind as you take in all of the terminal’s sights.

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