Wyndham Hotel Group entered into an agreement to brand and manage a new-construction hotel and conference center less than 10 miles from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, under its Dolce Hotels and Resorts flag.
The 217-room hotel is being developed by RBM Development Company in Madisonville, Ohio, and will be operated by Wyndham Hotel Group's management arm. Scheduled to open in 2017, it will become the centerpiece of a $124 million mixed-use development project, known as Madison Center, which is home to the headquarters of Medpace, a global clinical research organization, and will also feature offices, retail space, restaurants and outdoor community spaces.
The agreement marks the first to be signed under the Dolce Hotels and Resorts name since Wyndham Hotel Group acquired the brand in February 2015. The acquisition of the brand expanded the Hotel Group’s managed portfolio as well as its presence in the group and meetings segment.
Upon completion, the hotel will have an eight-story atrium; contemporary, community-centric art collections; modern décor; large guestrooms averaging more than 400 square feet; and 22,000 square feet of function space, including 16 individual meeting areas. Additional features will include a rooftop garden, a restaurant, a bar and lounge, a health club and a sculptural bridge connecting the hotel to surrounding commercial space. Existing structures located at the site will be re-purposed within the development of the property. There are also plans in place to apply for LEED certification.
Currently, the Dolce Hotels and Resorts brand portfolio consists of 24 upper-upscale hotels, resorts, conference centers and day meeting centers and more than 5,500 guestrooms in seven countries throughout Europe and North America.