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Gala Re-Unveiling, Hotel Video Premiere, Community Open House
Set for October 27

CLEVELAND, OH – October 25, 2017 -- The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland has completed a massive, 18-month transformation of its 206 luxury guest rooms and public spaces, redefining the Downtown hotel experience and adding contemporary new elegance to an iconic Midwestern landmark.  The remastering was led by Detroit-based developer Bedrock and includes opening of a new restaurant and gathering spot -- TURN Bar + Kitchen, and Core, a ground-breaking fitness center built for the most demanding of road warriors. Core provides a new take on the hotel workout, with advanced training and equipment options inspired by the champion athletes and team trainers who call downtown Cleveland home.

“We are thrilled to unveil this beautiful and complete transformation,” said Yael Ron, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland.  “Our commitment to sharing the wonders of Cleveland with guests from throughout the world is behind this effort. I can think of no more warm, welcoming city than Cleveland, and we are so grateful for the opportunity help our guests live and breathe all that the city has to offer.”

The hotel’s supremely comfortable new guest rooms and suites feature an understated color palette of clear, clean blues, taupes and greys inspired in part by legendary Lake Erie –visible from many parts of the water-view property. Subtly glimmering finishes reflect Cleveland’s great steel-making history, while productivity-focused conveniences and sophisticated design touches complete the elegantly modern detailing.

The hotel arrival and lobby experience has been completely re-imagined, while fully redesigned, contemporary meeting space features access to the deliciously revolutionary LINKS. LINKS presents a one-of-a-kind, interactive working kitchen ideal for team-building experiences, group cooking adventures, and creative meeting breaks.

The hotel team’s innate pride in the city also has altered the whole concept of “concierge” – as every employee is now trained to be a concierge for fast-emerging Downtown and greater Cleveland. Each of the hotel’s ladies and gentlemen is already sharing new ways to discover the newly reawakened and re-energized city – helping guests to experience and capture it photographically. Some of the team’s local passions will be demonstrated on the hotel’s re-unveiling day of October 27, when at 5 p.m. a community open house will follow the hotel’s 2:00 p.m. private ribbon-cutting event and 2:40 p.m. premiere of The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland Video – a cinematographic ode to awakening Cleveland, as conceptualized by the ladies and gentlemen of the hotel.

TRANSFORMATION HIGHLIGHTS: THE RITZ-CARLTON, CLEVELAND

New Settings

  • TURN Bar + Kitchen: A new take on the all-day/all-evening restaurant including dazzling interiors, a high energy bar scene, nighttime entertainment and the best of Cleveland neighborhood cuisine. Inspired by fire, light, mirrors and shining metals, the room’s open design features wide open spaces, leather and fabric seating, and a dramatically illuminated onyx bar. Interior design by EDG.
  • CORE Fitness Center: Latest equipment and bikes from Technogym and Peloton complement a Fitness-on-Demand Wall providing virtual workout classes. A private fitness studio, interactive smoothie bar, movement studio with yoga mats/kettlebell/Plyo sets, and further equipment also await, as do optional workouts with personal trainers to Cleveland’s pro basketball, baseball, hockey and football stars. Memberships available.
  • LINKS culinary meeting HQ – a dream kitchen experience for groups of foodies, meeting attendees, bridal parties and team-building participants.
  • Strikingly reconfigured public spaces include a sleek new street-level arrival and completely refashioned sixth-floor lobby and gathering/nightlife experience.

Guest Room Enhancements

  • Nespresso Coffee Machines
  • 55" and 60" smart TVs with Enseo streaming platform/Netflix access
  • Guest room automation, sensor lighting, RFID keys, digital safes to fit laptops
  • Five accessible power outlets on each side of bed, plus mood lighting, nightlight, reading lights
  • New marble bathrooms including showers with bench seating, oversized tubs with shower wands
  • Complete makeover of The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge, featuring new, interactive dining and coffee offerings
  • Interior design: dPOP/Jinnie Kim design.

For reservations/information, call +1-216-623-1300; or +1-800-241-3333; or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/cleveland or a travel professional.  To engage directly with the Forbes Four Star/AAA Four Diamond hotel, visit https://www.facebook.com/ritzcarltoncleveland. The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland is located at 1515 West Third Street in the heart of the city’s dynamic and fast-growing Downtown entertainment, sports, dining, gaming, music, business, historic, arts and cultural district. Nearby landmarks include Bedrock and Family of Companies properties such as the Higbee Building/Silver Grille, JACK Casino, Tower City and more. The hotel lies within walking distance of The Q, home court for the Cleveland Cavaliers.