February 05, 2016

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will open its first Ohio hotel in Cleveland next month, the company announced this week.

Located in the Victorian-era Schofield Building in downtown Cleveland -- which has undergone an extensive $50 million renovation -- The Schofield Hotel will have 122 guest rooms, 52 luxury apartments, a signature restaurant and bar with two private dining rooms, and 3,800 square feet of banquet space. 

The Schofield is named for the building's original owner, Ohio architect Levi Scofield. As part of its renovation, Kimpton exposed the building's original terra-cotta façade, which was concealed behind steel for more than 40 years.

Cleveland's history features as prominently inside the hotel as out. Highlights include vintage matchbooks that have been transformed into custom prints decorating each room, in homage to Northeast Ohio's Barber Match Company, the largest U.S. match manufacturer in the late 19th century; carpeting that is a combination of an argyle sweater and a sock monkey that was inspired by Cleveland's garment manufacturing history; and the living-room style lobby, which has upholstered nooks where guests can read from the hotel's collection of Cleveland-set American Splendor comics.

Hotel amenities will include a nightly wine hour, complimentary bicycles and yoga mats, craft beer nights, and a loaner guitar program inspired by Cleveland's rock 'n' roll history.

"Kimpton is excited to bring Cleveland into the next chapter of its renaissance with the city's first and only true luxury boutique hotel," said Adam Gurgiolo, the hotel's general manager. "With the building's rich social history and central location, visitors and locals alike will find a home away from home with delightful architecture, inviting guest rooms, a naturally lit lobby, and, of course, Kimpton's playful approach to hospitality."