The westernmost community in the Downriver area of Wayne County, Romulus is dominated by 7,000-acre Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. The suburban Detroit city is also home to a General Motors plant and features Romulus event venues like the 18-hole Gateway Golf Club course. There is even an historic side to Romulus, which was a stop on the Underground Railroad in the 1800s. Visitors can see a church and some homes that served as sanctuary to slaves fleeing to the free states of the North.
All hotel venues in Romulus are just a short taxi ride from the Detroit Metro Airport, Michigan's busiest airport and one of the world's largest air transportation hubs, serving over 160 destinations. The airport is Delta's second-busiest hub, the second-largest base for Spirit Airlines, and one of SkyTeam's major Midwestern hubs, with many of its 20 international airline members offering flights from Detroit.
There are more than 36 hotels within the Romulus-Dearborn area, with 10 hotel venues in Romulus that boast at least 100 guest rooms and 4,000 square feet of meeting space. Meeting planners can choose from among trusted names like Marriott, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, and Best Western. The two largest meeting hotels are the 404-room The Westin – Detroit Metropolitan Airport, which has 25,000 square feet of meeting space in 28 rooms, and the 359-room Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport Hotel, which offers 18,000 square feet of meeting space in 13 rooms.
When planners are looking for a venue for a special event actually in Romulus, their best bet is a restaurant. However, a scant 10-minute drive away is Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village (in Dearborn), a 200-acre complex devoted to invention that has several venue options. For instance, groups of up to 1,350 people can have exclusive private use of the Ford Rouge Factory Tour for the day, and special events of a few dozen people to a few thousand can be accommodated in Greenfield Village, which also includes structures such as Thomas Edison's laboratory and the courthouse where Abraham Lincoln first practiced law.
Along with an abundant assortment of well-known chain restaurants, Romulus offers some interesting alternatives for dinner. Merriman Street Grill features locally brewed beers to accompany its diverse menu of American cuisine, and two family-owned establishments offer authentic ethnic cuisine. Leonardo's Italian Grille is run by two brothers who brought their favorite Old Country recipes with them when they moved from Sicily, and Beirut Restaurant, which serves Middle Eastern and Lebanese cuisine, is said to have the best shawarma in the Detroit metro area and is famous for its gallaya sandwiches (meat, vegetable, and rice wrapped in pita and slathered with their special garlic sauce).