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After standing vacant for more than two decades, the Book-Cadillac Hotel is poised to again become Detroit’s ultimate luxury destination as a 455-room Westin hotel, set to open in 2008. A $180-million package has been secured to finance the overhaul of the historic hotel, a key step in the city’s downtown redevelopment strategy, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said yesterday. City officials in 2004 asked The Ferchill Group, the Cleveland-based developer of Detroit’s Hilton Garden Inn, to finance restoration of the Book-Cadillac.