CLEVELAND, Ohio—Sage Hospitality and Optima Fund Management announced that the 484-room Westin Cleveland Downtown will open in spring 2014 after the completion of a $64 million renovation.
Ohio-based Marous Brothers Construction, design/builder on the project, began remodeling the property in December. Plans include the renovation of all public areas, event space and guest rooms. The new exterior façade will feature metal panels and LED lighting that rotates through a range of colors. Once completed, the hotel—which is expected to earn LEED certification—will feature a fitness center, a business center, and a Starbucks.
Designed by McCarten, a New York design firm, the property will offer natural light throughout and extensive use of patina wood, leather, and steel. The lobby will feature a mix of communal work tables and whimsical yet comfortable furniture.
The property’s guestrooms will feature Westin’s signature Heavenly in-room amenities, including the Westin Heavenly Bed and bathroom, along with a sectional sofa, an ergonomic work space, and high speed wireless Internet.
Sage is working with Cleveland’s LAND Studio to commission more than 1,000 pieces by local artists that reflect the highly industrious and creative nature of Cleveland. The art will hang throughout the hotel, including a major sculpture above the main entrance.
“The Westin Cleveland will offer an unparalleled lodging experience for downtown Cleveland,” said Ken Geist, executive vice president and partner at Denver-based Sage. “We are striving to create a property that showcases Cleveland’s entrepreneurial spirit while also offering travelers the latest in luxury and high tech amenities.”
The hotel will also offer 20,000 square feet of flexible event space that can be divided into 20 separate rooms, including a 9,000 square foot Grand Ballroom connected to the floor above by a glass staircase.