CLEVELAND—The former AmeriTrust tower and historic Cleveland Trust Rotunda have been transformed into The 9, a luxury resort scheduled to open in September. It houses the new Metropolitan Hotel for travelers and Concierge Living apartments for local residents. The locally owned grocery store, Heinen’s Market, will be located inside the rotunda.
The Metropolitan Hotel, which has 156 rooms and suites, is affiliated with Autograph Collection. The 9 introduces hotel guests and residents, such as access to an indoor dog park, 24-hour housekeeping, valet and concierge services, spa, and gym. Residents of The 9 have the opportunity to choose from 104 Concierge Living apartments.
The 9 features a modern Mediterranean restaurant, Adega, with a 12-foot wine vault, chef’s table, a large outdoor dining patio, and three private dining rooms for groups up to 80. The 9 has more than 14,000 feet of total event space, including the 68-seat Alex Theater to the 5,200-square-foot Mint Ballroom. During the week, Vault at The 9′s lounge and Speakeasy can be used for meeting rooms.
“The 9′s style and amenities create a cosmopolitan lifestyle, setting it apart from any other luxury resort in the country,” said Greg Geis, CEO of GEIS Companies. “Bold and unexpected is the norm at The 9, blurring the lines between everyday and escape.”
Located in the basement of the rotunda, there are four historic bank vaults. Inside the large, circular steel-and-glass doors, there are safety deposit rooms that formally belonged to famous Clevelanders. The historic underground vault space has been transformed into the prohibition-era cocktail bar, Vault. Additionally, completely separated from Vault, there is the exclusive Speakeasy that is invitation-only. Guests that want to have a drink 150 feet above the street may do so at Azure, a large rooftop bar and sundeck. Extensive views of Cleveland’s skylines can be seen from the roof of the newly renovated 1010 building on Euclid Ave.