DETROIT — Five years ago the historic 453-room Westin Book Cadillac Detroit opened following a $200 million redevelopment, and established itself as Detroit’s top luxury hotel.
“We wanted to mark this milestone with celebratory activities during the month of October,” said General Manager Debra Schultz. “The hotel will promote a photo contest on its Facebook page during October. Hotel officials will select the best photo of the Book Cadillac taken since the original Book opened in 1924. The winner will receive an overnight stay at the hotel and dinner at Michael Symon’s Roast restaurant. Wedding photos are perfect entry choices since the hotel has hosted nearly 200 weddings since October, 2008. During the month of October The Motor Bar menu will include a Pink Cadillac specialty cocktail.
On Oct. 8, the hotel’s executive committee will man omelet stations in the associate dining room. Hotel associates will gather on Oct.11 for an anniversary reception. Those who have been with the hotel since the 2008 re-grand opening will be recognized. There will be a daily Book trivia contest and a raffle with gift cards and high tech prizes. Culinary team member Jennifer Schroeder will present a custom Book Cadillac cake to top off the festivities.
“Over the last two years the hotel has supported a major community outreach program with Crossroads of Michigan by preparing and serving meals for the Crossroads Summer Lunch Program for Children, and donating wellness products and clothes.” Schultz said. “In honor of our anniversary, all associates will be encouraged to donate five canned goods for Crossroads. For every five cans donated associates will receive an additional raffle ticket for the October 11 drawing.”
Crossroads is a social services agency that provides various services to more than 12,500 individuals and families every year, including food, clothing, identification, transportation, employment resources, prescriptions/medical supplies and general aid; it is also the only Sunday soup kitchen in Detroit.