Edward Hotel & Convention Center

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Edward Hotel & Convention Center
HyattRegencyDearborn1.jpg
Former namesHyatt Regency Dearborn
General information
TypeHotel
Architectural styleModern
LocationDearborn-Detroit, Michigan
United States
Coordinates42°18′43.6″N 83°13′4.1″W / 42.312111°N 83.217806°W / 42.312111; -83.217806Coordinates: 42°18′43.6″N 83°13′4.1″W / 42.312111°N 83.217806°W / 42.312111; -83.217806
GroundbreakingOctober 1973
Completed1976
OwnerRoyal Realties LLC
Height
Top floor213 ft (65 m)
Technical details
Floor count16
Design and construction
ArchitectCharles Luckman and Associates
Main contractorDel E. Webb Corporation

The Edward Hotel & Convention Center was a 14-story, 773-room[1] conference center hotel located in the Metro Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Michigan at 600 Town Center Drive, near the intersection of M-39 and U.S. Highway 12. It was the second largest hotel in Michigan, after the Marriott in Detroit's Renaissance Center.[2]

History[edit]

The hotel was constructed in 1976 as the Hyatt Regency Dearborn. Originally built as an upscale hotel, the building included a people mover to Fairlane Mall. The monorail, hotel, and mall were supposed to be part of a larger office, retail, and residential complex built by Ford's land development subsidiary. The people mover was a Ford Motor Company prototype for an Automatically Controlled Transportation System and was removed in the late 1980s.

The high-rise hotel contains a conference center, restaurants, retail area, and fitness center. The architect, Charles Luckman, designed the hotel in a contemporary Modern style with glass as the main exterior material. The hotel was built by the Del E. Webb Corporation.[3][4]The hotel is adjacent to Fairlane Town Center shopping mall, near Ford World Headquarters, and The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village.

The hotel was renamed Adoba Hotel Dearborn / Detroit on November 1, 2012, then Royal Dearborn Hotel and Convention Center in 2015,[5][6] then Edward Village Michigan Hotel, and most recently Edward Hotel & Convention Center.

On December 14, 2018, the hotel was deemed to be "unfit for human occupancy" by the City of Dearborn and closed due to fire code violations and lack of necessary permits.[7] As of late 2019, the hotel remains closed, due to ongoing legal action against the owner by Canadian authorities.[8]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Dearborn". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2010-08-05.
  2. ^ Former Dearborn Hyatt aims to regain stars, class, JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press, August 20, 2016
  3. ^ "Webb Spinner 1971-1974" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Webb Spinner 1975-1978" (PDF).
  5. ^ Hyatt Regency Dearborn to become eco-friendly Adoba Hotel | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
  6. ^ Former Hyatt Regency Dearborn will change its name — again, Crain's Business Detroit, Sherri Welch, June 11, 2015
  7. ^ Edward Hotel in Dearborn closed due to fire code, maintenance violations, Dave Herndon, Dearborn Press & Guide, December 23, 2018
  8. ^ https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/2019/09/26/edward-hotel-dearborn-hyatt-edward-gong/2423346001/

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