This Doubletree branch is known by locals as the Fort Shelby Hotel, as that was its original name since 1916. The building sat unoccupied for many years, and according to the local rumor mill, a homeless man named Al who used it as a temporary sleeping spot met his demise there when a plumbing pipe burst and he got mired down in feet of sewage. His bones were found in the muck years later. But Doubletree bought the building and spent $90 million on renovations, and Al seems to enjoy his fancy new digs. His apparition has been seen walking the halls and in the lobby.
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- 525 W Lafayette Blvd
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- 42.3293423, -83.05320740000002
- Wayne County, Michigan
- Nearest Towns:
- Detroit, MI (0.4 mi.)
Hamtramck, MI (4.4 mi.)
River Rouge, MI (5.7 mi.)
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Melvindale, MI (7.0 mi.)
Ecorse, MI (7.5 mi.)
Grosse Pointe, MI (8.2 mi.)
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