The Double Tree in Downtown Billings Has No 13th Floor
The Double Tree hotel in downtown Billings, previously the Crown Plaza, has 23 floors. Lucky for me, the radio stations are on 23rd floor so I get a pretty amazing view of Billings. I have ridden that elevator more times then I can count since I started here in April but I've never noticed that there isn't a 13th floor button. Or maybe I have and thought that it was a private floor or 'hidden' floor for when celebrities are in town.
However, while riding the elevator with a mail man the other day he hold me that in the hotel industry a 13th floor is incredibly superstitious and most hotels won't build one. I had NO idea! The 13th floor here in this building is actually about two inches tall and is cement or brick. However, the 3rd floor in our building is a double floor because of the ceilings so I guess it equals out. You learn something new everyday! And I bet you will now be looking for that in every building and hotel you go in now... You're welcome!