In downtown Cincinnati, opposite the Aronoff Center for the Arts and next door to Zaha Hadid’s Center for Contemporary Art, our 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, we added new spaces 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 we created a new restaurant, the Metropole, 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.