Hospitality i Ohio

Kimpton opens first hotel in Cincinnati

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has opened its first property in Cincinnati, establishing the brand in a fast-growing market and further strengthening the boutique leader’s presence in the Midwest. The hotel is scheduled to open in spring of 2019.

The hotel’s location, on the southeast corner of Fifth and Walnut streets, is in the heart of Cincinnati’s central business district, surrounded by numerous Fortune 500 companies such as Kroger, Proctor & Gamble and Great American Financial. It is also central to key Cincinnati attractions like the Great American Ballpark, Paul Brown Stadium and the Cincinnati Arts Museum. The hotel will include 153 guestrooms, about 5,000 square feet of meeting space, a signature restaurant, a rooftop bar and a fitness center.

The property will be developed as an adaptive reuse of a historic building. The Traction Building, recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was designed by famed Chicago architect Daniel Burnham in 1902. To maintain the building’s elegance and classic architecture most prevalent during the turn of the century, much of the property’s historic elements will be preserved. Interior design and architecture for the hotel will be spearhead by Ave Bradley, Senior Vice President of Design at Kimpton, in partnership with Poesis Design and Chamberlain Architects.

This will be Kimpton’s second hotel in Ohio. The Kimpton Schofield Hotel opened in Cleveland in March of 2016.