21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati was named to Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2014 It List of Best New Hotels. Selected by Travel + Leisure editors, the 2014 It List features 70 groundbreaking hotel openings that are transforming their destinations. 21c Cincinnati is included in the Neighborhood Game Changer category. The 2013 It List will be featured on TravelandLeisure.com and in the March issue of Travel + Leisure magazine.
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 enjoy Cocktail Terrace, a seasonal 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.
About 21c Museum Hotels
21c Museum Hotels was founded by Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, contemporary art collectors and preservationists who are committed to bringing works of art to the public through innovative exhibitions and programs that integrate contemporary art into daily life. These goals, coupled with their desire to participate in the revitalization of downtown Louisville led them to open the first property in 2006. The couple selected architect Deborah Berke to convert five 19th century tobacco and bourbon warehouses into a 90-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, award-winning restaurant Proof on Main, and cultural civic center in the heart of downtown Louisville. With the success of the Louisville property came opportunities for growth. 21c has opened hotels in Cincinnati, OH and Bentonville, AR and plans have been announced for properties in Lexington, KY and Durham, NC. Each 21c is unique in its site-specific art installations, architecture, design and restaurant. With a commitment to bringing works of art to the public that ignite the mind and fuel creativity, the museum exhibition space is integrated seamlessly throughout each property. There are opportunities to discover art around every corner of 21c: in the restaurant and bar, on the in-room Video Art Channel, in elevator lobbies, hallways, and even the public restrooms. 21c Museum presents a range of arts programming curated by Chief Curator and Director of Art Programming Alice Gray Stites, including thought-provoking solo and group exhibitions that reflect the global nature of art today, site-specific, commissioned installations as well as a variety of cultural programming. The museum is open free of charge to the public 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. 21c museum has presented more than 75 exhibitions includingHybridity: The New Frontier; OFFSPRING: New Generations; Blue: Matter, Mood and Melancholy; Alter Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea; Ann Hamilton: Bookweights; Consuming Cultures: A Global View; Cuba Now; Simen Johan: Until the Kingdom Comes; Creating Identity: Portraits Today; and All’s Fair in Art and War: Envisioning Conflict.