Marriott's Autograph Collection headed to Cincinnati

Marriott's Autograph Collection will soon take up residence in Cincinnati. UrbanCincy reports that the real estate development arm of Western & Southern is close to finalizing an agreement that would bring an Autograph Collection property to the former Anna Louise Inn. Details have not yet been finalized.

As UrbanCincy reports: "Western & Southern executives had previously stated that they wanted to bring a boutique hotel to the site that would have somewhere around 106 rooms. The plan would fit the company’s larger plans for the historic district that call for creating a high-end enclave surrounding Lytle Park, which Western & Southern helped save from demolition in the 1960s by pushing for the creation of Lytle Tunnel."

This would be the second Autograph Collection hotel in Ohio, joining Cleveland's The Metropolitan at the 9.

Autograoh Collection is Marriott's soft brand/affilation program for upscale and upper-upscale hotels. Another is reportedly slated for Columbus.

UrbanCincy also reports that the hotel would be managed by Cincinnati-based Winegardner & Hammons.