About Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel
The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit is a remodeled upscale high-rise hotel in downtown Detroit, Michigan built in the Neo-Renaissance style. Built as the Book-Cadillac, it embodies Neo-Classical elements and building sculpture, incorporating brick and limestone. Among its notable features are the statues of General Anthony Wayne, Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, Chief Pontiac and Robert Navarre along the ornate Michigan Avenue facade and the three copper terraces that top the building. The hotel is 31 stories tall, and includes exclusive 67 luxury condominiums and penthouses on the top eight floors. It reopened in October 2008 after completing a $200-million renovation. The hotel was developed by three brothers, J.B., Frank, and Herbert Book. The brothers sought to turn Detroit's Washington Boulevard into the "Fifth Avenue of the West." Part of that vision was the creation of a flagship luxury hotel. They commissioned architect Louis Kamper to design the building. He had worked with the Book brothers in 1917 on the Book Building.