Petit Château was once a grand hotel, built in 1919 it became popular in the mid 20s and was for a short while known as the place to be in the city on a Saturday night. During the Great Depression the hotel looked like it was about to go out of business but in 1938 the owner reportedly committed suicide after taking out a substantial life insurance policy. His children were able to stay afloat with the money and thrive for a time but in the mid 50s a run of bad luck began.
Nothing out of the ordinary happened, a few accidents, the occasional suicide, some maintenance issues. Nothing every other hotel hasn’t seen as well but each slowly eroded the good name of the hotel.
The building stayed in the family for many more years but in the late 70s it was shut down and sold off a few years later. It had a grant reopening on New Years of 1980 and the new owners, a group of faceless investors, fixed the old girl up enough that the hotel thrived again but it was never able to fully get over its streak of bad luck. There were still problems, only now they were being covered up better.
In the build up to the year 2000 the building was suddenly, and quietly sold off again, this time to a company that owned a chain of hotels along the East Coast. Huge amounts of time, money and effort were thrown at the building to ‘modernize’ it however the project was abandoned early on and it once again languished.
Now, a decade later, the building is being fixed up once more and the rumours are flying about how it is being done in preparation for a sale.
An example of one of the ‘modern’ rooms (floors 1-12)
Example of a ‘classic’ room (floors 13-20)