The Schofield Hotel to open next month
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants plans to debut The Schofield Hotel in downtown Cleveland next month, following a $50 million renovation of a Victorian-era building. Kimpton has partnered with local developer CRM Cos. Inc., architecture firm STUDIO CRM and interior/brand design firm Warren Red to transform the historic building, whose opening will mark the San Francisco-based hotelier’s first property in Ohio.
A guest room at The Schofield Hotel. Photo: Courtesy of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.
The Schofield Hotel is named after the building's original owner, Ohio architect Levi Scofield. The restoration process exposed the building's original terra-cotta façade, which was concealed with steel for more than 40 years.
The revamped building will house a 122-key hotel with six suites and 52 luxury apartments, 3,800 sq. ft. of banquet space, and Parker's Downtown, an American-style restaurant and bar that’s slated to open in April.
An exterior rendering of The Schofield Hotel. Photo: Courtesy of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.
Vintage matchbooks will be repurposed as custom prints that decorate each guest room, a nod to Northeast Ohio's Barber Match Co., which was the largest U.S. match manufacturer in the late 19th century. Inspired by Cleveland's garment manufacturing history, the carpet will evoke a blend of an argyle sweater and a sock monkey. Custom marquee-themed light boxes with letters that can be arranged to spell out messages will serve as desk lamps. The living-room style lobby will feature upholstered nooks beside a pedestal fireplace, as well as a collection of Cleveland-set American Splendor comics.
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