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by Michael C. Lowe | January 25, 2012

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide recently announced that it will open the Westin Cleveland Convention Center in summer 2013. The property, which will be the first Westin in Cleveland, will be adjacent to the new Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center complex, also debuting in 2013. The 481-room former Crowne Plaza that overlooks Lake Erie will undergo a $64 million renovation before reopening under the new brand. The hotel will feature a full-service restaurant and 26,000 square feet of meeting space.