CINCINNATI—Located in the city’s historic Bartlett Building, the new Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel recently opened following a $50-million renovation.
Built in 1901 and designed by famed Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, the 18-story Bartlett Building was once both the city of Cincinnati and the state of Ohio’s tallest building. Also known as the Union Trust Building, the structure is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It had been vacant since 2010 before its restoration to the new hotel.
“Renaissance Hotels is known for embracing the spirit of each destination through design, service and unique amenities, making our new hotel a great destination for travelers visiting Cincinnati,” said Keoni Christensen, general manager of the hotel. “We want to create an experience that invites our guests to discover the very best of Cincinnati, from its vibrant arts scene to the very best in local entertainment and culinary adventures.”
The Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown now features 323 rooms including 40 executive suites complemented by upscale amenities, contemporary styling and views of downtown. The hotel underwent an extensive restoration from its origins as a historic office building to a modern, full-service hotel.
d. Burnham’s, a destination restaurant named for the building’s architect, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner headed by Chef Harvey Germain, featuring modern American cuisine made with natural, fresh, local ingredients.
The Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown will also host live entertainment and events regularly as part of Renaissance Hotels’ events program, which was designed to provide hotel guests and local patrons with an up close and personal look into local culinary arts, music and design.
The hotel is within walking distance of downtown Cincinnati’s major Fortune 500 firms such as Procter & Gamble, Fifth Third Bank, Great American Insurance and Kroger, as well as international data company dunnhumby. It also is located a block from Fountain Square and is near Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park.