Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is scheduled to open this March The Schofield Hotel, following a $50-million renovation of the Victorian-era Schofield Building, located in downtown Cleveland at 2000 East 9th Street.
The Schofield Hotel is named after the building's original owner, architect Levi Scofield. The restoration process exposed the building's original terra-cotta façade, which was concealed with steel for more than 40 years.
Kimpton partnered with local developer CRM Companies, architect StudioCRM, and interior and brand designer Warren Red to transform the building, resulting in a 122-room hotel with six suites and 52 apartments, 3,800 square feet of banquet space, and Parker's Downtown, an American-style restaurant and bar. Slated to open in April, the restaurant and bar will be able to accommodate 120 guests, and will occupy two stories and 4,700 square feet. It will also have a lounge and bar just off the hotel lobby, a main dining area and a pair of dining rooms.
The hotel will have vintage matchbooks transformed into custom prints and will decorate the rooms to pay homage to Northeast Ohio's Barber Match Company, the largest US match manufacturer in the late 19th century. The carpet will be a combination of an argyle sweater and a sock monkey. There will also be desk lamps from custom marquee-themed light boxes with letters that can be arranged to spell out messages.
Meanwhile, the living-room style lobby will have upholstered nooks beside a pedestal fireplace.