Historic downtown building will be Cincinnati’s next hotel
August 4, 2012 by Sarah
The Enquirer building, which has long served as an historic landmark in downtown Cincinnati, will be renovated into the area’s next hotel by 2014. After original plans to turn the building into a residential living space fell through, SREE Hotels has taken over the 86-year old historic landmark.
Plans for the hotel currently include 239 rooms and a street level retail area of approximately 12,000 square feet. Renovations on the building are expected to be complete within a two year period, and the first guests are anticipated to enter the new hotel before 2014 ends. When completed, the hotel will be the fifth largest in the downtown area and will bring the amount of total rooms in the Cincinnati downtown area to over 3,000.
As the city expands, local businesses, including Cincinnati print companies, are expected to expand with it. The construction and opening of hotels in the Cincinnati area marks the fact that tourism is rising in the area. As tourism rises, local businesses will typically take advantage of the opportunity by running promotions and using poster and flyer printing to announce sales and specials to tourists in the area. Banner printing may also be used for grand openings of hotels and other tourist attractions in the area.
Mark Mallory, Mayor for the city of Cincinnati, said in a prepared release,
“It is always great when we can preserve and restore one of our historic buildings. The deal also illustrates the increasing demand for more hotel rooms in Cincinnati. We have been focused on creating providing a great visitor experience for all of our guests, and that is paying off with increased tourism and convention business.”