Hotel Celare, a newly announced upscale hotel complex, will be constructed directly across from the University of Cincinnati’s (UC) uptown campus.
The hotel complex is a seven-story, 132,000 square foot building that will feature 171 rooms, a jump lobby, a rooftop bar and multiple outdoor spaces, according to a Crawford Hoying and Shaner Hotels’ press release.
In addition, Hotel Celare will include a leasable ground floor space, a second-floor retail and restaurant space, an event and meeting space on the second floor, a 24/7 fitness center and a business center.
Construction will begin later this year at 310 Straight St. on the west side of UC’s uptown campus. Developers anticipate the hotel’s completion in early 2024.
The location of Hotel Celare is on a currently empty lot, nestled into an area of student housing for UC. Nearby the hotel’s site is The Deacon, Stratford Heights and Greek life houses associated with the university.
Crawford Hoying is leading the project in partnership with Shaner Hotels. Hotel Celare is to be part of Tribute Portfolio hotel, which is a Marriott brand.
“The new Hotel Celare will mark our seventh hotel in Ohio and our 47th Marriott-branded property,” said Plato Ghinos, president of Shaner Hotels. “We will use this market and brand expertise to ramp up the hotel more quickly. Upon completion, we are confident the hotel will quickly take its place as the destination of choice for business and leisure travelers to the area.”
The spokesperson for the university, MB Reilly, was unavailable for immediate comment on how the development of the hotel complex will impact UC, or if there is any future for a relationship between the two institutions.
While no relations have been announced between UC and Hotel Celare, the project is a part of a $500 million development connecting campus and community, The District at Clifton Heights.
The District is to stretch over five acres on UC’s west side of campus and bring together a diverse mix of neighbors, students, employees and visitors, according to the development’s website.
Two existing buildings and four planned buildings and Straight St. are involved in this plan, multifamily buildings, commercial space, and a student housing building. The District is expected to bring 815 permanent jobs and 1,800 construction jobs to the Clifton community.
“We’re thrilled to bring Hotel Celare to the vibrant Cincinnati community,” said Bob Hoying, principal at Crawford Hoying. “This exciting new hotel will offer extensive amenities, dining and entertainment options, as well as a uniquely curated experience for visitors to enjoy.”