Sonesta opens Hotel RL Cleveland Airport

Sonesta International Hotel has opened the Hotel RL Cleveland Airport, a 140-key hotel located in North Olmsted, Ohio. The hotel is in close proximity to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The hotel is expected to undergo an extensive renovation and will be rebranded under Sonesta Hotels & Resorts by mid-year 2024. The property will remain in operation throughout the renovation.

“The introduction of the Hotel RL Cleveland Airport demonstrates Sonesta’s ability to seamlessly and quickly convert franchise properties, particularly those in high-traffic and high-demand locations,” Keith Pierce, EVP and president of franchise and development, said in a statement. “We’re excited to welcome LightHouse Hotels and Resorts as a new owner and look forward to rebranding this as the Sonesta Cleveland Airport hotel following the planned renovation.”

The new owners expect this to be a leading hotel in the Cleveland market, said Marty McDaniel, president and CEO of LightHouse Hotels and Resorts. “After completion of a nearly $3 million renovation, a new vibrant food and beverage concept and flag change to Sonesta, we feel like we will have all of the pieces in place to create a unique and wonderful guest experience."