Hotel Statler: 1000 rooms, 1000 baths
The Statler in photos
The English Room & Foyer
The English Room from the Oak Foyer

The 1937 modifications to the lower three floors of the 1916 addition allowed for the creation of three additional banquet rooms on the ballroom floor. At the same time the old oak paneled Grill and Men's Cafe were being removed from the ground floor. It seemed logical to recycle the fine paneling into the new ballrooms.

Out of this came the English Room and the Oak Foyer. The two rooms, along with the adjacent Michigan Room, were designed to function as a team. The English Room could accommodate 175 for meetings with the Oak Foyer acting as a registration room or 'spillover' room.

The rooms remained intact until the hotel's closing in 1975. It appears that the fine oak paneling was removed and sold during the liquidation sale in the early months of 1976. Today the rooms are intact but bare of wood.


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