New Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio
CLEVELAND, Ohio - With less than nine months to go before the Republican National Convention, new hotel construction in Cleveland has reached the homestretch - with three long-awaited properties scheduled to open before next summer.
Here's what's coming:
FIRST UP: The Schofield Hotel, which is the newly christened name of the new Kimpton property still under construction at the corner of East 9th Street and Euclid Avenue.
Opening: Winter 2016
Rooms: 122, including six suites
What else: The hotel is being named after Cleveland architect Levi Scofield, who designed the building in the early 1900s. (Scofield - at some point he dropped the "H" in his name, according to the Cleveland Landmarks Commission - also designed the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.) The Schofield Hotel will feature all of the beloved Kimpton amenities - complimentary wine hour, complimentary bikes for rent, yoga mats and more. There will be a restaurant on-site, but details haven't been finalized, said spokeswoman Brandyn Hull. The building also features 52 residences.
For information: theschofieldhotel.com
NEXT UP: The Drury Plaza, under construction on East 6th Street downtown in the former Cleveland Board of Education building, built in 1930.
Opening: Spring 2016
What else: "We think things are going well, " said Herb Wedemeier, general counsel for Drury Southwest. "We're targeting April of next year. We've got a bunch of Republicans coming to town - we need to get it open."
Cleveland's Drury will be the eighth in Ohio, but the first Drury Plaza, which is the chain's upscale brand. Amenities include a quick-start breakfast and afternoon manager's reception.
For information: druryhotels.com
AND FINALLY: The Hilton Cleveland Downtown, connected to the new Cleveland Convention Center, will be the largest hotel in Cleveland.
What else: Amenities at the new Hilton include a SkyBar on the 32nd floor, on-site restaurant, a pool and 46, 000 square feet of meeting space.