Rye Town Hilton
Fans called it the "Escher Hilton" because of its confusing geometry: There are two wings which are not on quite the same level and are only connected on some floors. In one wing the floors are numbered 1 to 4, while in the other wing they are numbered 5 to 8. You can walk more-or-less levelly from floor 2 to floor 6. In addition, the function space forms a large hollow square which sprawls across several different heights. Walking around the square seems to leave you one floor higher than you ought to be.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, it closed in March 2020, and in July 2020, it announced that it was closing permanently. (Several fans lost during the last Lunacon held there were discovered by the close-out crew and reunited with their families. They had been living on pilfered room service while wandering the halls looking for a way out.)
|This is a venue page, covering buildings from 4-star hotels to slan shacks. Please include only structures of major fannish significance. See Standards for Venues.|