Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown completes $50M renovation

The Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel opened its doors in the historic Bartlett Building. Renaissance Hotels is a lifestyle brand within Marriott International’s global portfolio of 18 brands.

Built in 1901 and designed by Chicagoan architect Daniel Burnham, the 18-story Bartlett Building was once both the city of Cincinnati and the state of Ohio’s tallest building. Also known as the Union Trust Building, the structure is on the US National Register of Historic Places. It had been vacant since 2010 before its restoration to the new hotel.

Following a $50-million renovation, the Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown now has 323 hotel rooms including 40 executive suites with contemporary styling and views of downtown. The hotel underwent a restoration from its origins as a historic office building to a modern, full service hotel.

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D. Burnham’s, a destination restaurant named for the building’s architect, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is headed by chef Harvey Germain. The restaurant serves modern American cuisine.    

The Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown will also host live entertainment and events regularly as part of Renaissance Hotels’ events program.

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