Built in 1924 to surpass all other hotels in downtown Detroit, the Hotel Book-Cadillac was the vision of the three remarkable Book brothers. At the time, not only was the hotel the tallest building in Detroit, it was the tallest hotel in the world, going on to host statesmen, royalty, musicians, authors, famous actors and actresses, as well as eight U.S. Presidents. The Book-Cadillac was the site of legendary Jazz Age parties, important wartime conferences, debutante balls, and post-election celebrations. The hotel closed its doors in 1984, only to reemerge 24 years later in 2008, fully restored to its former grandeur. The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit opened to critical acclaim, helping to spur downtown Detroit’s exciting revitalization.