Over the past month, a boutique hotel, a Tru by Hilton and a Courtyard by Marriott have opened in Ohio. The three openings, split between Akron and the Cincinnati area, added 266 rooms to the Buckeye State.
In downtown Akron, Riley Hotel Group opened the 71-room, jazz-themed Blu-Tique Hotel. Owned by Tony Troppe, the hotel includes an onsite restaurant and lounge with live jazz music, meeting space and a fitness center. The Blu-Tique Hotel occupies the historic United 1 Building. Dating back to the early 1920s, the building retains much of its historical architectural elements.
Late last month, Tru Blu Hospitality opened the 98-room Tru by Hilton Sharonville Cincinnati. Located a mile from the Sharonville Convention Center, the hotel is about a 20-minute drive from downtown Cincinnati and a 30-minute drive from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The hotel, owned and operated by Tru Blu Hospitality, features a grab-and-go market and fitness center.
Roughly 20 minutes away, the 97-room Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati Mason opened Dec. 11. Nearby attractions include the Kings Island Amusement Park, Deerfield Towne Center, P&G Mason Business Center and Manor House Event Center. The hotel, owned by Mason Hotel Associates and managed by American Hospitality Management, features a casual dining venue, a fitness center, a guest laundry and meeting space.