Project Name: 21c Cincinnati

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Size: 160,000 Square Feet


In downtown Cincinnati, opposite the Aronoff Center for the Arts and next door to Zaha Hadid’s Center for Contemporary Art, the design for 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati is a dramatic revision of a historic 1912 hotel building. Saving the few traces of its original grandeur still in tact, new spaces were added to create a thoughtful and textured sequence of rooms.

Historic spaces, like the Ballroom, were restored and refreshed with a contemporary color palette. Newly-created spaces carefully stitch together new and original building fabric to provide a rich background for the art. At the base of the building a new restaurant, the Metropole, was created out of the original hotel lobby.

21c Cincinnati has 156 guest rooms and each guest room bath has custom body-part tiles we designed, made by the local Rookwood Pottery Company.

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