The Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit, site of the upcoming NSNC 2011 Conference, June 23-26, was recently the subject of a hotel review in the New York Times :
When the Westin Book Cadillac opened in 1924, it was said to be the tallest hotel in the world. It flourished for decades before succumbed to the same troubles as the rest of downtown Detroit. The Italian Renaissance-style tower became a home for squatters. After a two-year, $200 million restoration in 2008, it reopened in what was meant to be an emblem of a revitalized downtown.
Read more about the historic hotel in the New York Times review.