addition to the spacious ballroom a large banquet
hall was provided. The
Wayne Room was located directly above the main
dining room. Its dimensions matched those of the
dining room exactly.
Italian styled Wayne had a two story vaulted ceiling
which was supported by stone pilasters. A set
of five tall windows overlooked Bagley Ave. Opposite
these was a huge two story mirror which identified
the room's entrance. Noted for its beauty, in
time the Wayne would also become highly regarded
for its excellent acoustics. In its technical
and artistic accomplishments it was one of the
finest such rooms in the Statler organization.
The Wayne remained largely intact for most of
its life. Following the Second World War it received
much of the same updating seen throughout the
hotel. The greatest change came in the massive
facelift the hotel received in the late 60's and
early 70's. The vaulted ceiling was covered with
a drop ceiling.