Over the years the property changed hands to become the Sheraton Cadillac Hotel in 1951, the Detroit Cadillac Hotel in 1975, and the Radisson Cadillac Hotel in 1976. By the 1980s Detroit's economy was worsening and the property ended up finally closing its doors in 1984. With few prospects for renovation or redevelopment, the contents of the Book Cadillac were liquidated in 1986 and the structure was abandoned. Explore abandoned images of the Book Cadillac here.
Thankfully, this story has a happy ending. After being abandoned for nearly two decades, the Westin Book Cadillac reopened in 2008 after a $200-million restoration project. The new property houses luxury condominiums and penthouses in addition to over 450 hotel rooms. It's officially reclaimed its reputation as one of the finest hotels in Detroit, and for my Dad and I, the Westin Book Cadillac proved to be the perfect hub for exploring downtown along with this year's North American International Auto Show.
|Announcement of the Book Cadillac opening in 1924.|
|Archival image of the Sheraton Cadillac.|
|Archival image of the Sheraton Cadillac Hotel.|