CLEVELAND, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today the March 2016 opening of The Schofield Hotel, following an extensive $50 million renovation of the Victorian-era Schofield Building, located in the heart of downtown Cleveland at 2000 East 9th Street.
"Kimpton is excited to bring Cleveland into the next chapter of its renaissance with the city's first and only true luxury boutique hotel," said Adam Gurgiolo, general manager of The Schofield Hotel. "With the building's rich social history and central location, visitors and locals alike will find a home away from home with delightful architecture, inviting guest rooms, a naturally lit lobby and, of course, Kimpton's playful approach to hospitality."
The Schofield Hotel is named after the historic building's original owner and notable Ohio architect, Levi Scofield. The restoration process exposed the building's original terra-cotta façade, which was concealed with steel for more than 40 years.
Property Design: A nod to Cleveland history
Kimpton partnered with local developer CRM Companies, Inc., architects STUDIOCRM, and interior and brand designers Warren Red to transform the historic building, resulting in a 122-room hotel with six suites and 52 luxury apartments, 3,800 square feet of banquet space, and Parker's Downtown, a modern American-style restaurant and bar. Slated to open in April, the restaurant and bar seats 120 patrons; occupies two stories and 4,700 square feet; and features a lounge and bar just off the hotel lobby, a main dining area and a pair of private dining rooms.
Inside the hotel, vintage matchbooks have been transformed into custom prints that decorate each room, a nod to Northeast Ohio's Barber Match Company, which was the largest U.S. match manufacturer in the late 19th century. Inspired by Cleveland's garment manufacturing history, the carpet is a combination of an argyle sweater and a sock monkey. The desk lamps are custom marquee-themed light boxes with letters that can be arranged to spell out messages, encouraging guests to "leave their mark." Guests can cozy up in the modern, living-room style lobby's upholstered nooks beside a pedestal fireplace while reading the hotel's collection of Cleveland-set American Splendor comics.
Rooms can be reserved and special packages can be purchased at www.TheSchofieldHotel.com. Leasing information on The Schofield Residences is available at www.TheSchofieldResidences.com. Residents of the luxury apartments can enjoy full access of the hotel's services.
Amenities with a Twist: Bikes, Brews and Rock 'n' Roll
Hotel guests can enjoy a nightly wine hour, complimentary bicycles and yoga mats, as well as amenities with a local twist, including craft beer nights and a loaner guitar program, that pay tribute to Cleveland's craft brewing heritage and rock 'n' roll history alike. As part of the grand opening, the hotel will offer a special "Crafty Cleveland" package (promo code: BEER) to celebrate Cleveland's local brewers and craft beer aficionados. The package includes a six-pack of assorted Cleveland craft beers, a Schofield bottle opener, a map of Cleveland brewpubs and a $25 gift card to Great Lakes Brewing Company. Information on all special offers and promotions is available at www.TheSchofieldHotel.com/cleveland-hotel-deals.
Facebook Contest: A Presidential Nomination
In honor of the 2016 presidential election and Cleveland serving as host of the Republican National Convention in July, The Schofield Hotel has announced its "Presidential Nomination" Facebook contest, in which fans are invited to submit a name for the hotel's presidential suite. Information on the contest, including official terms and conditions, will be posted on Facebook February 8.
ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a leading collection of boutique hotels and restaurants and the acknowledged industry pioneer that first introduced the boutique hotel concept to the United States. In 1981, Bill Kimpton founded the company that today is renowned for making travelers feel genuinely cared for through thoughtful perks and amenities, bold, playful design and a sincerely personal style of guest service. Out to help people live full, balanced lives, Kimpton aims to inspire with touches like yoga mats in every room, complimentary coffee and tea to start the day, hosted evening Wine Hour, in-room fitness programming and complimentary bike rentals. The award-winning restaurants and bars are led by talented chefs and bartenders that offer guests a chance to dine like a local.
Kimpton is consistently ranked as one of the top companies in the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, Upper Upscale Segment, for Customer Satisfaction. The company is highly-regarded for its innovative employee culture and benefits and has been named a FORTUNE magazine "Best Place to Work" six times since 2009. Kimpton is continuously growing and currently operates over 60 hotels and 70 plus restaurants, bars and lounges in 30 U.S. cities. In January 2015, Kimpton was welcomed into the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) family of hotel brands, bringing together two special cultures and sets of values to create the world's largest boutique hotel business. For more information, visit www.KimptonHotels.com.
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