CLEVELAND, OH – Thoughtful, modern design aimed at enhancing guest comfort and convenience was the inspiration for the newly renovated guest rooms at the InterContinental Hotel and Conference in Cleveland. The hotel’s guest rooms are taking design and guest service to a new level.
Transformed to feature a contemporary design while remaining highly functional, the rooms feature custom-made furniture and finishes, much of which was created and installed by Northeast Ohio companies. The new guest rooms feature high-quality products, including locally made millwork, which is attractive, well-apportioned and built to withstand daily use. The rooms were planned by architecture and interior design firm, Vocon, and architect William A. Blunden, FAIA, consultant for Cleveland Clinic. All furniture was designed specifically for the room’s purpose and set-up.
“The InterContinental brand has always placed its guests as its top priority. We constantly ask ourselves what we can do to make their stays easier, more comfortable and productive,” said Campbell Black, regional director of operations and general manager, InterContinental Cleveland. “Guest rooms that function well and have a welcoming, residential feel is key to the ultimate hotel experience. We believe we’ve hit the mark here in Cleveland. Our bold new renovation is not only making life easier for our guests, it’s setting the bar for hospitality design and service in the city.”
A large working space with ergonomic chairs, high-quality lighting and easily accessible electrical outlets enhance the room experience for business travelers. At the same time, hand-selected, unique artwork and a spacious, minimalist design, which reflects the popularity of sleek urban lofts, creates a residential feeling in each room.
A total of 320 pieces of unique fine art were picked for the rooms, representing a variety of styles, subject and media. The pieces of art, the majority of which were created by Ohio artists, highlight the cultural and geographic riches from the region and showcase Cleveland’s distinctive urban features.
The InterContinental guest room renovation is part a multi-phase project that began with the lobby and will continue in late 2014 with the banquet and conference center space, as well as the remaining 15th floor executive-style suites.