Hotel St. Regis, Detroit
|Hotel St. Regis|
|Location||3071 West Grand Boulevard
|Design and construction|
|Number of rooms||125|
|Number of suites||7|
|Number of restaurants||1|
|Hotel St. Regis Detroit|
The Hotel St. Regis is a luxury boutique hotel located in the New Center area of Detroit, Michigan. The hotel connects to Cadillac Place and the Fisher Building, both National Historic Landmarks. In addition, the hotel can accommodate conferences with its 5,000 square feet (460 m2) meeting space. The hotel architecture is in the Neoclassical style.
The Hotel St. Regis Detroit was built in 1966 and opened its doors in August of that year. The hotel was designed to be an elegant, old world hotel that it could serve not only General Motors executives traveling to the Cadillac building but the most sophisticated travelers. When Hotel St. Regis Detroit was built, it was the most expensive and luxurious hotel in the country. Weils-Cohan Associates created the plaster décor and the French Regency architecture that was far more typical of European architecture at that time. The hotel featured red fleur de lis tiles similar to those use in ancient European sidewalks, 23k gold trimmed walnut paneling, crystal chandeliers and antiques from all around the world. At the time, owners Albert J. Goodman and Floyd Rice believed in reviving the elements of the past and combining those with the comforts of the present.
Notable guests to the hotel have included Martin Luther King, Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin, Andrew Young, Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, George Clinton, DMX, Billy Dee Williams, Pharrell, Jay Leno, Pat Morita, and many more Motown stars.
- Cantor, George (2005). Detroit: An Insiders Guide to Michigan. University of Michigan Press. ISBN 0-472-03092-2.
- Hotel St. Regis Detroit