In Ohio, The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland has completed an 18-month renovation of its 206 guestrooms and public spaces. The project was led by Detroit-based developer Bedrock and includes the opening of a new restaurant and gathering spot called Turn Bar + Kitchen as well as the fitness center Core.
The reconfigured public spaces throughout the hotel include a new street-level arrival and completely refashioned sixth-floor lobby and gathering spaces.
The hotel arrival and lobby areas were fully re-imagined, while a redesigned new meeting space has meeting-friendly interiors and access to the Links, which is located on the seventh floor and has an interactive working kitchen for groups of foodies, meeting attendees, bridal parties and team-building/cooking show enthusiasts..
A gallery on the seventh floor will display a rotating pool of local art, complemented by other works throughout the hotel’s public spaces. Featured artists include Beverly Fishman, Scott Reeder, Adrian Falkner, Kelsey Brookes, Dana Oldfather, Sam Friedman and Andrea Jocki.
With interior design by EDG, Turn Bar + Kitchen is a new take on the all-day/all-evening restaurant. It was inspired by fire, light, mirrors and shining metals, with the room’s open design features wide open spaces, leather and fabric seating, and an illuminated onyx bar. A wall of windows looks out onto the downtown area.
Core Fitness Center has an interactive smoothie bar and wellness refreshments, waterfall showers, dry saunas, and private lockers with electronic key access.
Interior design for the guestrooms and The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge was overseen by dPOP/Jinnie Kim design. The hotel’s new guestrooms and suites use a color palette of blues, taupes and greys inspired in part by Lake Erie, which is visible from many parts of the water-view property.
Guestrooms also got a tech upgrade with 55-inch and 60-inch smart TVs with Enseo streaming platform and Netflix access; guestroom automation and sensor lighting, RFID keys and digital safes to fit laptops; and five accessible power outlets on each side of bed, plus mood lighting with nightlight feature and polished nickel reading lights. The new marble bathrooms include showers with bench seating and fogless shaving mirrors, as well as oversized tubs with shower wands.
Yael Ron is the GM of The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland.