CLEVELAND—Sage Hospitality and Optima Fund Management are working on a $64 million renovation of the 484-room Westin Cleveland Downtown hotel.
The contemporary 484-room hotel is located in Cleveland’s downtown financial district adjacent to the new Cleveland Convention Center and Medical Mart and just steps from Brown’s Stadium and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The 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. The hotel is set to open in spring 2014.
“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 property will offer 20,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space that can be divided into 20 separate rooms, including a 9,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom connected to the floor above by a glass staircase. 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.