Forgotten Detroit
Hotel Statler: 1000 rooms, 1000 baths
The Statler in photos

Statler LogoThe famed hotelier E.M. Statler saw great promise in Detroit when he selected the city as the site for the third of his "complete hotels". When it opened in February 1915 it was clear that Statler's genius, Detroit's prosperity, and the artistic ability of its designers had created one of the great marvels of hotel architecture.

Select from the links on the right to learn the history of this grand hotel, tour its stunning public rooms then and now, view artifacts, or meet the men who ran it. You will even find accounts of what it was like to stay and work at the hotel.

HistoryStatler MemoriesThe Complete HotelE.M. StatlerVirtual StaysArtifactsThe ManagersFuture
Copyright 2011, David Kohrman
Last updated on 2-19-11