Kimpton to open boutique-style hotel in historic Schofield Building in downtown Cleveland

CLEVELAND - A new 161-room hotel is expected to open next year in a historic building in downtown Cleveland.

Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants said CRM Real Estate awarded the company the management contract to put in a boutique-style hotel in the Schofield Building, located at the southwest corner of East 9th Street and Euclid Avenue.

The 14-story building was built in 1902 and served as an office building for more than 100 years. According to clevelandareahistory.com , the building's architect was Levi Scofield, who was also responsible for the Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument at Public Square.

According to Kimpton, this will be the city's first hotel of its kind and will feature a chef-driven destination restaurant and more than 7,400 square feet of meeting and event space, including a ballroom and outdoor roof terrace.

The building will also include retail space on the ground floor, as well as 25 luxury apartments on the building's top four floors.

"Cleveland's downtown business district is ripe for a unique boutique hotel, particularly one that showcases such an iconic, historic property as the renowned Schofield Building," said Kimpton CEO Michael Depatie. "For us, it's especially exciting to see the demand for the Kimpton brand and the boutique concept in general spreading to more mainstream cities in the Midwest and other areas of the country outside the urban centers of New York, LA and San Francisco."

The hotel, which is walking distance from the new Horseshoe Casino in the Higbee Building, is expected to be open for guests by early 2013.

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