The Abandoned Plaza Hotel: Detroit, Michigan
WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.
This fourteen-story mammoth was built in the early 1970s and opened in 1974 as the Michigan Inn. It was a 410-room, 14-story hotel was also a convention center with numerous meeting rooms, a bar, pool area, and restaurant.
As the years droned on, the owners sold out and soon it became a Sheraton Hotel...but soon they also sold out, and the hotel was known as the Plaza from then on.
When the Plaza couldn't fork over the money for a water bill that was over $100,000, the hotel was forced to evict one hundred people and shut down for good. However, in 2016, an announcement was made claiming there were plans to re-open as an extended-stay (apartment) facility with 220 units.
It never did.
Today, the Plaza still sits abandoned with scattered debris and clutter inside. Even with a smattering of disarray, junk and trashed rooms, there are some areas which look like they've been eluding the looters...some beds are even made in neatly-kept rooms. Old hotels like this usually get turned into apartment buildings, senior housing, or a demolition project.
No matter what they do with it, at least you can take a look at how it appeared years after closing down in the gallery below. As always, do your best to seek proper permission to enter any abandoned structure and avoid prosecution!
Abandoned Plaza Hotel, Detroit
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