COMPLEX WILL INCLUDE THE METROPOLITAN HOTEL, A NEW (MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL) AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION PROPERTY
A distinctive, new complex, called The 9, being constructed at the intersection of E. 9th and Euclid in downtown Cleveland will soon become an urban luxury destination that will redefine the way locals and travelers live, stay, work and play in the city. At its peak, the $250 million project will employ 1,000 construction workers. The hotel, residences and restaurants are all scheduled to open simultaneously in the fall of 2014.
When it opens in late 2014, the former AmeriTrust tower and historic Cleveland Trust Rotunda will be transformed into a modern-meets-historic luxury hotel called The Metropolitan at The 9, high-end urban residences, the Adega restaurant (featuring modern Mediterranean cuisine and downtown’s largest outdoor dining area), a theater (The Alex Theater) that features live entertainment and film screenings, 12,000 feet of meeting and event space, a Heinen’s grocery store and marketplace, plus a host of other amenities.
Among those amenities will be Azure Sky, downtown’s largest rooftop bar and sun deck, an indoor dog park, plus a spa and fitness club. Residents will also be able to rent a bike or charge the batteries on their Tesla, visit The 9’s speakeasy or have a pastrami sandwich at the New York-style deli.
Residents of The 9 can choose from 105 spacious luxury apartments, including one of 16 custom-designed Sky Suites with massive windows that provide panoramic views of downtown Cleveland. All residences will have access to The Metropolitan Hotel’s guest services, including housekeeping, 24-hour room service and valet parking.
Cleveland-based GEIS Companies has teamed up with Sandvick Architects of Cleveland (a consultant on the project that specializes in adapting historic structures) to bring new life to what has long an overlooked area of the city. The team plans to preserve and interlace iconic architectural features with modern technology and design concepts.
“The 9 will be like no other hotel or residence in the city – or the country for that matter,” said Greg Geis, CEO of GEIS Companies. “From the old bank vaults that we are turning into private dining areas and the magnificent Tiffany glass dome of the rotunda building, to the bellmen and intuitive technology that will recognize and anticipate our visitors’ needs, The 9 will be a marquee destination that rivals anything in the country – but also celebrates what’s great about Cleveland and its rich history.”
The Metropolitan Hotel will be affiliated with Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s collection of more than 50 independent hotels, each offering a discerning and unique guest experience. The hotel’s 156 rooms and suites are being designed by GEIS-owned GLSD Architects.
Additionally, 1010 Euclid Avenue will turn into 100 market-rate apartments, some of which will be available to employees of The 9 at a subsidized rate, enabling a work-live environment.
GEIS Companies will have offices at The 9, including an urban construction office and a design center for the residences and other urban clients. GEIS Property Management will move from Streetsboro, Ohio, to The 9 while the GEIS Companies headquarters will remain in Streetsboro.
The newly created GEIS Hospitality Group will work in partnership with Denver-based Greenwood Hospitality Group to manage The 9 and The Metropolitan Hotel. The group plans to seek and develop similar projects around the country using The 9 as a prototype.
The Geis Companies (www.geis.us) pioneered the concept of design/build development, starting with its first industrial park in Macedonia, Ohio. Now Geis Companies controls developments in over 16 locations in 10 cities. The Geis Companies has over 40 years of experience developing projects from 5 to 1,000 acres. Having successfully developed over 9,000 acres and design /built over 600 projects, they have the experience from site solution to delivering the final product.
The Greenwood Hospitality Group ( www.greenwoodhospitality.com) is engaged in the acquisition, repositioning, and management of upscale, full-service and select-service hotels; and seeks to redefine excellence in its partnerships with investors, hotel owners, and employees. The vision of Greenwood is to be the industry standard for full-service and select-service hotel investment and management companies. As a hotel manager, Greenwood believes in designing custom solutions that cater to the specific market, personnel, and circumstances of each asset. As an investment sponsor, Greenwood faces no time or geographic constraints to place capital. The firm can afford to pursue deals that make sense, in the locations where valuations are reasonable. Greenwood provides the flexibility and individual attention to each situation that only an independent, closely-held company can afford. As a result, the firm’s investors, owners, and employees know that their best interests are driving Greenwood’s decision making.
The Autograph Collection (www.autographhotels.com) is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. Autograph Collection hotels can be found in an increasing number of key travel destinations around the world including The Algonquin and The Carlton hotels in New York, The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, the Boscolo Budapest Hotel, the newly opened The Stones Hotel – Legian in Indonesia, The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa in Colorado, and the AC Baqueira Ski Resort in Spain.
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