Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide announced plans to introduce its Westin brand to Cleveland. The Westin Cleveland Convention Center will open in summer 2013, and will be adjacent to the Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center complex. Owned by Sage Hospitality, the former Crowne Plaza will undergo a $64 million renovation prior to re-opening as a Westin. The Westin Cleveland Convention Center will offer 481 rooms, a full-service restaurant, 26,000 square feet of meeting facilities and the full suite of Westin signature amenities and services.
The Westin Cleveland Convention Center will open in Cleveland's financial district, close to the Cleveland Clinic and the offices of PNC Bank, Easton Corporation and Sherwin Williams. Guests will be next door to the new Cleveland Convention Center and Medical Mart complex scheduled to open in 2013. The hotel will also offer access to attractions including Brown's Stadium, Progressive Field, Playhouse Square, the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the shops and restaurants at the Galleria at Erieview.