CINCINNATI—Wyndham Hotel Group is expanding its meetings-and-events-segment brand—Dolce Hotels and Resorts—with the opening of The Summit, A Dolce Hotel by Wyndham, in Cincinnati’s Madisonville neighborhood. The 239-room hotel is on the former site of the NuTone door chime factory and, later, Medpace’s iconic rainbow parking garage–a quirky, local landmark preserved in elements of the hotel.
“Dolce hotels inspire guests through design transforming every element of the hotel experience into an extraordinary moment,” Richard Maxfield, vice president of operations for Dolce Hotels and Resorts by Wyndham, says. “The Summit is a nod to local Cincinnati culture and cuisine with the inspired Dolce twist, amplified by creative spaces and collaborative moments the brand is known for.”
Just an hour’s flight or a day’s drive for more than 60 percent of the U.S. population, Cincinnati is home to dozens of craft breweries, renowned restaurants, sporting venues, parks and boutiques, many of them served by the hotel’s complimentary guest shuttle. Guests will have easy access to downtown, the Duke Energy Convention Center, and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).
Designed by hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, the new hotel puts a strong emphasis on group conferences and collaborative spaces. Guests have access a fitness center and yoga studio, a social library, and free WiFi throughout the hotel.
The hotel’s design weaves the building’s industrial history with modern, art-centric features. The lobby’s 20-foot ceilings showcase original, exposed sandblasted columns. The lobby also has flexible seating surrounded by art—including a metal screen reception desk with a display case for industrial factory parts and a massive modern abstract mural along the wall. In a nod to the former rainbow parking garage, the hotel’s atrium is wrapped in a band of rainbow panels.
The hotel also offers three dining options: The Overlook Kitchen + Bar, Brew & Barrel, and The Market. The Overlook Kitchen + Bar is on an outdoor rooftop terrace with firepits and serves lunch, dinner, and late-night drinks including cocktails, local beers, and wine. For meeting goers and business travelers, The Market offers an interactive chef experience in an open kitchen with a focus on fresh foods. Brew & Barrel offers multi-purpose dining options including coffee and breakfast sandwiches in the morning and bar options with small plates and local craft beers in the evening.
The Summit is the hotel’s 32,600 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space including the modern Madisonville Ballroom and 17 meeting rooms with high-tech amenities and natural light. Planners can also use space on the Rooftop Terrace. Meeting attendees at The Summit can find non-traditional offerings for snacks and breaks at the brand’s signature Nourishment Hubs. These protein-filled and vegan-friendly stations, unique to Dolce hotels, offer items ranging from fresh produce and low-glycemic bites to unexpected treats, like s’mores bars with marshmallows made from scratch.