PRESS RELEASE – Fodor’s Travel, the leading name in travel guides for 77 years, today announced that 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati has been recognized as a 2013 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award winner in the Creative Conversions category. This award recognizes exceptional examples of adaptive reuse. 21c, which opened in November 2012, renovated and restored the 100-year-old former Metropole Hotel into an 8,000 square foot contemporary art museum and 156 room boutique hotel. The property also features Metropole restaurant, The Spa at 21c and Cocktail Terrace.
Each year, Fodor’s Travel invites their roster of 500 local contributors around the world to nominate the best hotels in their destinations. Fodor’s senior editorial team deliberated on over 4,000 Fodor’s Choice picks and new property reviews, poring over the list for months narrowing their top selections in eight categories reflecting 2013’s travel trends:
- Creative Conversions — Adaptive reuse offers new lives to historic buildings
- Enduring Classics — Iconic, landmark hotels with timeless appeal
- Home Suite Homes — Intimate pied-à -terres that make guests feel right at home
- Culinary Gems — Hotels with onsite restaurants helmed by top toques
- Exotic Hideaways — Destination hotels for a trip of a lifetime
- Local Characters — Convey an immersive sense of place from décor to activities
- Sleek City Addresses — Glossy city hotels that offer high style and first rate amenities
- Blissful Beach Retreats — Best beach spots, all-inclusives to beachfront bungalows
“At Fodor’s, hotels are more than our lifeblood—they’re our passion. With every stay, we obsess over design choices, service, and amenities,” explained Arabella Bowen, Fodor’s Travel executive editorial director. “To compile the Fodor’s 100 list, we look for properties within emerging destinations, trends our editors have been seeing throughout the year, new and noteworthy hotels and enduring favorites to create a list that will inspire all types of travel and traveler.”
As a 2013 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Award-winning property, 21c will be featured on www.Fodors.com and in a free interactive eBook, available in the iBookstore. A complete list of all 100 selected hotels is available at http://www.fodors.com/hotel-awards/2013/.
About 21c Museum Hotel
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati is a vibrant contemporary art museum, boutique hotel and restaurant located in Downtown Cincinnati’s arts district. Designed by architect Deborah Berke, the property is housed in the former Metropole Hotel, a 100 year-old historic landmark in Downtown Cincinnati. 21c Museum Hotels renovated the Metropole, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, restoring it into a beautiful public space while following federal standards for historic rehabilitation. The design of the hotel preserves many of the building’s original features, and the 156-room property features 8,000 square feet of exhibition, meeting and event space and presents rotating curated exhibitions, dynamic public art installations and cultural programs. Exhibition space is open to the public free of charge, 24/7. The property is also home to Metropole restaurant, led by executive chef Michael Paley, with a menu built around dishes cooked in a custom-built, wood-burning fireplace. Guests and locals alike will also enjoy Cocktail Terrace, a rooftop bar with stunning views of downtown Cincinnati and the surrounding area, as well as the Spa at 21c with three treatment suites featuring heated floors and en suite steam showers. For more information visit www.21cMuseumHotels.com.
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