Royal Palm Hotel

The Park Avenue House is a high rise residential building located at 2305 Park Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. The Park Avenue House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

Significance

Formerly known as the Royal Palm, it is one of three hotels located on Park Avenue and designed by Louis Kamper for Lew Tuller; the other two are the Eddystone at 100 Sproat St. and the Park Avenue Hotel at 2643 Park Avenue. All three are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Royal Palm, confusingly, took the name of the Park Avenue Hotel at some point.

The Royal Palm is the oldest hotel in the downtown Detroit area, and operated continuously as a hotel until its conversion to a high-rise residential building named the Park Avenue House. The Royal Palm is one three original hotels built by Lew Tuller; the others are the Park Avenue and the Eddystone.

Description

The Royal Palm is a thirteen-story hotel with Italian Renaissance details; the building features unusual packeted bay windows. It is located within the Park Avenue Historic District; the entrance faces Park Avenue. Although the building has undergone some alterations, it is generally in excellent condition. The Town Pump Tavern is located on the ground floor of the building.