Dolce Hotels and Resorts by Wyndham opens first Cincinnati hotel

A rendering of the guestrooms at The Summit, A Dolce Hotel by Wyndham. Photo credit: Wyndham Hotel Group

Wyndham Hotel Group is expanding its Dolce Hotels and Resorts by Wyndham brand with the opening of The Summit, A Dolce Hotel by Wyndham, in Cincinnati’s Madisonville neighborhood.

The Summit, A Dolce Hotel by Wyndham, blends architecture and amenities to provide Dolce’s signature guest experience, which includes a focus on meetings and events. The 239-room hotel resides on the former site of the NuTone door chime factory, and later Medpace’s iconic rainbow parking garage—a local landmark preserved in elements of the hotel.

“Dolce hotels inspire guests through design transforming every element of the hotel experience into an extraordinary moment,” Richard Maxfield, VP, operations, at Dolce Hotels and Resorts by Wyndham, said in a statement. “The Summit is a nod to local Cincinnati culture and cuisine with the inspired Dolce twist, amplified by creative spaces and collaborative moments the brand is known for.”

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Cincinnati is home to dozens of craft breweries, restaurants, sporting venues, parks and boutiques, many of them served by the hotel’s complimentary guest shuttle. Guests will have access to downtown, the Duke Energy Convention Center and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Designed by hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, The Summit, A Dolce Hotel by Wyndham, provides guests with a fitness center, yoga studio, a social library and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

The hotel’s design weaves the building’s industrial history with modern, art-centric features. The lobby’s 20-foot ceilings showcase the building’s original, exposed sandblasted columns. Guests can enjoy modern, flexible seating surrounded by art, including a metal screen reception desk with display case for industrial factory parts and a massive modern abstract mural along the wall. In a nod to the former rainbow parking garage, the hotel’s atrium is wrapped in a band of rainbow panels.

In addition to consistent nourishment for optimal creativity, Dolce’s The Summit Hotel offers three unique dining options: The Overlook Kitchen + Bar, Brew & Barrel and The Market.

The hotel's F&B includes Brew & Barrel. Photo credit: Wyndham Hotel Group

Located next to the firepits, conversation seating and live music on the outdoor rooftop terrace, The Overlook Kitchen & Bar is designed for lunch, dinner or late-night drinks. Both guests and locals can enjoy cocktails, local beers, wines and a menu of meals ranging from small bites to in-season varieties.
For meeting goers and business travelers, The Market offers an interactive chef experience in an open kitchen—a space with a focus on fresh foods and an emphasis on chef and guest interaction. Brew & Barrel offers multipurpose dining options including coffee and gourmet breakfast sandwiches in the morning and bar options with small plates and an emphasis on local craft beers in the evening.
The Summit offers 32,600 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space including the Madisonville Ballroom and 17 meeting rooms with high-tech amenities and natural light. Planners can also use space on the Rooftop Terrace, with its garden and views.
Meeting attendees at The Summit can find nontraditional offerings for snacks and breaks at the brand’s Nourishment Hubs. These protein-filled and vegan-friendly stations offer items ranging from fresh produce and low-glycemic bites to unexpected treats, like s’mores bars with marshmallows made from scratch.
Meeting planners at The Summit benefit from Wyndham Hotel Group’s go meet, a formal rewards program catering to both professional and casual meeting/event planners. Planners who are members of the Wyndham Rewards loyalty program can earn one point for every dollar spent on qualifying revenue, regardless of billing method, with no minimum spend requirement and no maximum point limit. On average, meeting planners earn 45,000 points per meeting—enough for three free nights at any of Wyndham Hotel Group’s more than 8,400 hotels around the world.