by Melissa Miller, neighborhood planning coordinator at BPDC
The brand new Four Points by Sheraton Cleveland Airport hotel celebrated their grand opening on January 18th. The new hotel is located at 4181 West 150th Street in what was formerly the Holiday Inn Cleveland Airport. This is the first Four Points by Sheraton to open in Cleveland.
“We are thrilled to bring Four Points to Cleveland and anticipate the hotel will help meet rising demand for high-quality lodging in close proximity to the airport and downtown,” said Paige Francis, Vice President, Global Brand Management, Four Points. “Four Points is consistently a top choice for owners and developers seeking to reposition existing assets, and conversions like these are a big contributor to the brand’s growth in North America.”
When Cleveland Star Real Estate Investments purchased the building in 2015, they began the process of switching from a Holiday Inn to a Four Points by Sheraton. Four Points hotels target a younger market than the original Sheraton hotels do and offers a quality hotel for either business or leisure travel at a more affordable price. In the summer of 2016 Starwood, the parent company of Four Points, merged with Marriott, making Four Points by Sheraton part of the biggest hotel company in the world.
The over $12 million physical transformation of the hotel began in January 2016 and was completed by the 2017 grand opening. The building was gutted and completely redone. There is no evidence of the former hotel in the newly designed sleek and modern interior.
Each of the 147 guest rooms offer ample work space and free internet for the business traveler, as well as convenient features such as mobile room check-in and the option of using your phone to enter your room instead of a key.
Over 6,500 square feet of flexible, state-of-the art meeting space was also included in the hotel renovation, including two ballrooms. The space can be set up for anything from small company meetings to larger conferences and fabulous weddings with on-site catering.
Some of the other renovated amenities include a brand new 24-hour fitness room, a business center and an indoor heated pool.
The Hub Bar and Grill, the new restaurant and bar in the hotel, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Four Points restaurants are all different and like to pick up on the local flavor of the City in which they are located. The Hub’s menu features a variety of sandwiches, tacos, flatbreads, salads, and entrees. Some of the Cleveland specific entrees include Lake Erie perch fish and chips and Cleveland’s best sausage sampler with locally made bratwurst, kielbasa and andouille. They also have daily specials like $5 burger night on Thursdays and Taco Tuesdays.
The Hub Bar and Grill is also part of the Four Points Best Brews program that features local craft beers on tap. On Wednesdays from 5 -7 p.m. people can come and sample some local beer and appetizers at the Hub. All other days happy hour is from 5-7 p.m. with drink and appetizer specials. The Hub is also a great place to watch a game on the 20 TVs that are around the bar.
When asked about how the new hotel and restaurant fit into the neighborhood, General Manager Santos Galarza was more than happy say: “We are so excited to be part of the neighborhood. We are looking forward to servicing the local residents and the many corporations in the area with another option to choose from with room lodging, corporate meetings, banquet or catering functions. We want to give back to the community with hiring many of our employees from within the area. Our new restaurant is off to a good start and we hope to see the neighborhood soon enjoying some great food and great drinks. Our goal is to become a place where everyone in the neighborhood can say, ‘The Four Points by Sheraton & The Hub Bar & Grill is our friend, a business you can be proud of and a leader in the community.’”
Be sure to stop in soon and see all the great renovations in the hotel and restaurant.