PRESS RELEASE – 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati has been named the #14 Hotel in the United States in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. The property also ranked #95 in the world and #1 in the Midwest. The awards appear in the November issue and are the results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey with over 128,000 participants. The rankings are based on the quality of rooms, service, food and dining, location and overall design. 21c Cincinnati also earned top honors in last year’s survey.
Located in the center of downtown Cincinnati’s arts district, adjacent to the Contemporary Arts Center and across the street from the Aronoff Center for the Arts, the 156-room hotel (609 Walnut Street) features 8,000 square feet of exhibition space solely dedicated to exhibiting the art of the 21st century. The Museum is open to the public free of charge, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and offers rotating curated exhibitions, site-specific multi-media installations, and other cultural programming such as poetry readings, film screenings, artist lectures, and live performances.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 21c Cincinnati has renovated and reenergized the historic Metropole Hotel building. The property also includes The Spa at 21c; Cocktail Terrace, a seasonal rooftop bar; and Metropole restaurant, featuring a menu that revolves around a custom-built, wood-burning fireplace. Designed by New York-based architecture firm Deborah Berke Partners, the design integrates many of the building’s original features, including the exterior terra cotta tile, a sweeping staircase leading to the second floor ballroom and the original mosaic tile floors in the restaurant and elevator lobby.
For reservations or to learn more about 21c Museum Hotels, visit www.21cMuseumHotels.com.
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About 21c Museum Hotels
21c Museum Hotels, the award-winning Louisville, Kentucky-based boutique hotel and restaurant group, was founded by contemporary art collectors and preservationists Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson. The couple opened the first 21c Museum Hotel in 2006 along downtown Louisville’s West Main Street, rehabilitating a series of 19th century warehouses. Much more than just a place to spend the night, 21c is an inventive union of genuine hospitality, careful design and culinary creativity — all anchored by a contemporary art museum with thought-provoking exhibitions, interactive site specific art installations and a full roster of cultural programming. 21c currently operates hotels in Louisville, KY; Cincinnati, OH; Bentonville, AR and Durham, NC. Hotels are under construction in Lexington, KY and Oklahoma City, OK. Projects are under development in Kansas City, MO; Nashville, TN and Indianapolis, IN. The company is equally focused on creating unique, chef-driven restaurants that are as much a part of the community as the hotel. Currently, 21c operates a diverse roster of restaurants including Proof on Main at 21c Louisville; Metropole at 21c Cincinnati; The Hive at 21c Bentonville; Counting House at 21c Durham and Garage Bar in Louisville, KY.