CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
Groundbreaking ceremony Monday afternoon for the construction of the new Cleveland Convention Center hotel. The Hilton will be the largest hotel project in downtown Cleveland.
“The start of this construction project marks another step forward in Cleveland’s rebirth, and puts Ohio’s largest city in an even stronger position to compete for trade show and convention business,” said Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald. “I am especially proud that we are creating hundreds of new jobs for hardworking families in our region, and I thank all of our public and private partners for their unprecedented collaboration in moving this project forward.”
“The groundbreaking for this hotel is yet another sign that Cleveland continues to improve itself in order to provide visitors and businesses with the finest amenities,” said Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson. “World class entertainment venues, great amenities and Clevelander’s welcoming attitude are the things that will keep people coming to Cleveland to work and play.”
The hotel will feature a 28-story tower filled with 600 guest rooms positioned atop a four-story podium of ballrooms, meeting space, retail space, and the lobby.
The hotel will feature a rooftop bar as well as underground connections to the Cleveland Convention Center and the Global Center for Health Innovation. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2016.
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