The hotel had many owners throughout the years, but none as well known as Abby Byr. Abby moved to Prescott to seek treatment for Consumption. While there she met Mr. Byr and fell in love. They soon were married and in 1921 bought the Hotel Vendome. They ran the hotel until the unpaid taxes forced them to sell. The new owners were kind people and allowed the Byrs to stay in room 16 located on the second floor. Abby and her husband continued to manage the hotel for them.
One evening, Mr. Byr headed out to get medication for Abby and never returned. No one is sure if he met with foul play or he just abandoned her. Whatever the story was, Abby was heartbroken and refused to eat. After a few days, Abby and her cat Noble both died of starvation in room 16.
There have been many stories told of ghost roaming around the Hotel Vendome, but room 16 has the most activity. They say that Abby and her cat Noble still sit in the room waiting for her husband to return. Many who stay in that room will bring her and the kitty a gift. There have been reports of those objects moving after being placed in the room.
On January 30th, Sharon and I will be staying in room 16 of the Hotel Vendome in Prescott. She has stayed there before and did a post on her experience. (http://autumnforestghosthunter.blogspot.com/2011/01/road-trip.html) We will be bringing gifts for Abby and her cat and hope that they make their presence known. Sharon plans to do many videos and one of us reading other people’s experiences while staying in that room. Wish us luck that we have something great to report.